Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Media and Body Image

Celebrate Auntie's Day with Movies About, Who Else? Aunts!
When my nephew was just 2 years old, I took him to see his very first movie in a movie theater. He was so mesmerized, he wouldn't sit down. He just stood there, completely engrossed in the wonder... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
13 Smartest Female Characters from Movies, TV, and Books
Move over, Sherlock Holmes -- the girl geniuses have arrived. These days, some of the smartest characters from kids' movies, TV shows, and books are female. And with research -- published in 2017 --... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault and Consent
One of the joys of parenthood is sharing your favorite childhood movies with your kids. So when it was my turn to choose a movie for family movie night recently, I was excited to show my tweens the... read more
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Why Media Role Models Matter
As parents, we have a natural instinct to choose who we want our kids to be friends with -- and who we'd rather they not hang around. The same instinct kicks in for media role models. We like Doc... read more
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How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting) Approval Online
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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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid
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 shows that parents play a huge role in... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Boys and Body Image
Did you know? Body image develops early in childhood. Body image is influenced by family and culture. Exposure to traditional media is a risk factor for developing body dissatisfaction. 3 facts... read more
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How to Talk About Sexual Harassment with Tweens and Teens
Groping. Grabbing. Lewd talk. These are not words any parent wants their kids to associate with sex. But tweens and teens are getting an earful -- and not from the 6 o'clock news where you know what... read more
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