Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Media and Body Image

Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Turning to celebs to look for role models is a tricky business, especially when it comes to admiring their appearance. For many actresses, athletes, and artists, keeping their bodies slim or muscular... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How kids think, feel, and act about their bodies is a critical piece of their self-esteem and overall healthy development. Common Sense Media's new research report, Children, Teens, Media, and Body... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How's this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as 5 say they don’t like their bodies. Common Sense Media's survey of body-image research -- Children, Teens, Media and Body Image... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
When Cate Blanchett called out the cameraman who slowly scanned down her body during a Screen Actor's Guild Awards interview in 2014, she spoke up about something that's bugged parents watching the... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other ratings all get tallied,... read more
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It's difficult to imagine a more hypermasculine public ritual than the Super Bowl. Muscular men shoving and slamming against each other, seeking dominance over one another, and being revered and... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
If your daughter comes home from school, throws down her backpack, and hops on YouTube -- she's just like millions of other kids. Girls are flocking to the video-sharing site to watch, share, and... read more
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It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a child star makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber, good role models can... read more
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