Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

News and Media Literacy

That Time I Found Media to Help My Kid Embrace His Hair and Teach His Preschool Class to Appreciate Differences
Our house is a head full of curlies. Wonderful, kinky, coil-y curls (except my husband -- the addition of our two curly-headed tots has caused the subtraction of most of the hair on top of his head... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know About 4/20
Do you know about 4/20? If you have a tween or teen, chances are they know all about this celebration of marijuana that occurs every year on April 20. And it's not just from whispers in the hallway... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
News Literacy 101
Among hearing opinions at home, talking with friends, learning from teachers, reading things online or in print, and seeing news on television, kids have a lot of information to sift through and a... 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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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen... read more
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Earbuds Made My Teens Tune Me Out, So I Changed How We Listen to Music
I’m not quite sure when earbuds took over our kids' lives, but eventually they did -- and I wasn't happy about it. I also wasn't surprised when my teens became more plugged in. After all, I remember... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Watching TV and Movies Is Better Together
Parents tend to worry about exactly how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The guidelines can be confusing -- and there's no magic number that's right for all families. The truth is what kids... 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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