Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Preschoolers

So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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Merve Lapus
Sr. Director of Education Outreach | Dad of two
Hashing Out Screen Rules with My Brother Made Our Kids Safer, and Brought Us Closer
As the director of outreach for Common Sense Education, I spend my days talking with schools and parent groups around the country about kids' media and technology lives. These discussions can be... read more
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6 Skills Every Kid Should Know Before Kindergarten
Stressed out about your kid's entry into kindergarten? Scouring the app store for resources to help your little one learn letters, numbers, shapes, and colors before school even starts? That's normal... read more
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Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (with Activities!)
Summer means fun stuff like swimming, camping, bike riding, and ... lots of TV. According to a study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, kids watch about 20 more minutes of TV a... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Don't Miss These 7 Awesome Podcasts for Little Kids
Your kid's new favorite magazine might just be ... a podcast? That's right, Goofus and Gallant from Highlights magazine are going high-tech, and they're not alone. They're joining rebel girls,... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Books FTW! Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books
For many kids, summer means trading in reading logs and library visits for screen time and "summer slide." But summer can also be a great time to catch up on all the awesome books you might have... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
How to Talk About the News of Family Separations at the Border
I never had to cross the border by risking my life in the desert or jumping over "La Bestia," the Mexican "Death Train" many Central Americans use to get to the U.S. to seek a better life. But I know... read more
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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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