Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Mental Health

How to Raise a Happy Kid in the Digital Age
Happiness is a warm puppy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don't worry, be happy! Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being -- and that of our kids... read more
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What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Anxiety
From cyberbullying to FOMO to cruel comments, social media can be a land mine for kids. Issues we parents never had to worry about, such as an intimate photo texted to the entire school or Instagram... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War
Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain this stuff to your kids? Today, issues involving violence, crime, and war -- whether... 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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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Tech Tools for Kids in Crisis
Many parents wonder how they would fare as a teenager in a world filled with social media drama, texting troubles, and cyberbullying. Whether they're the cause or symptomatic of deeper issues, the... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
School-Readiness Boosters for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues
For kids with special needs, the idea of heading back to school is both fun and fraught. Keeping up with academics, staying on top of tasks, and managing relationships each offer challenges and... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction
Look around, and it's easy to see how media and technology have changed our day-to-day lives, even compared to a decade ago. We bring our devices with us everywhere and depend on them for work,... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Easing Kids' Social Media Anxiety
Teens text, tweet, snap, and post like crazy. In fact, about half of teens use social media every day, and for some, this means checking Instagram or Snapchat dozens (or hundreds!) of times a day.... read more
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