Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Historical and Romantic Books for February
Why is the shortest month the one with the most to celebrate? Fear not -- we have books to recommend for all ages that are just right for Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and Black History Month.... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Research: What Parents Need to Know About Kids, Media, and Body Image
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
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Family Movies with Surprisingly Scary Scenes
To this day, the only movie that has directly given me nightmares is Watership Down. I saw it when I was 7 or 8, and I'm sure that my parents had only the best of intentions. Yes, it was based on a... read more
What Are Boys Learning from the Super Bowl?
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
8 Girl-Power Apps for Young Kids
Many so-called "apps for girls" try to win fans by relying on the same old stereotypical ploys like dress-up, oversimplified gameplay, and pink -- lots of pink. But a few apps are shaking things up... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Great Kids' Books for January 2015
Start the new year with a great read. Check out our picks, which include brand-new releases as well as a few notables from the end of 2014.  Age 3 to 7 First Snow, by award-wining author-illustrator ... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
7 New Year's Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2015
There are two types of people in the world: New Year's resolution makers and "let's-just-wing-it" types. Whichever category you fall into, our media resolutions (or "suggestions" for the latter group... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Best Kids' TV Shows of 2014
What stands out in quality TV this year are shows that blend education and an engaging package. From Neil DeGrasse Tyson's fascinating explanations for worldy phenomena to a reality show that offers... read more


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