Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Seeta Pai
Former Vice President, Research | Mom of two
How Kids' and Teens' Reading Rates are Falling, and What You Can Do to Help Kids Read More
Do you have a teen who hardly reads? You're not alone. Adolescents aren't reading for fun much anymore, and their reading achievement hasn't increased for over two decades. What's more, large... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Should I Give My Kid a Virtual Allowance?
My 6-year-old son is completely obsessed with a virtual world app called Tiny Monsters. All his friends are, too. And while his friends' parents feed their kids' iTunes accounts, enabling these tiny... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
8 Toy Fair 2016 Picks for Makers, Dreamers, and Scientists
To screen or not to screen? Many parents struggle with this question on a daily basis, so it may come as no surprise that toy designers do, too. The 2016 International Toy Fair featured some clear... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | 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
Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
Sweet Stories and Not-Too-Mushy Movies for Love Bugs of All Ages
Looking for some ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with the whole family? After the cards and decorations are done, keep the love alive with sweet read-alouds and kid-friendly romantic flicks.     11... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Racy Super Bowl Ads Aren't Dead -- They're Just Online
Everyone knows that half the fun of the Super Bowl is the commercials. With advertisers paying $5 million per 30-second spot, the results are usually pretty spectacular -- and often sexist,... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
8 Amazing Preschool Shows Developed by Early Learning Experts
When kids' TV shows bill themselves as educational, lots of parents take their word for it. But how many of these shows are backed by childhood-development principles, quality research, and an... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
One Easy Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Relationship with Your Kid
If you own a smartphone, chances are, you love it. You take pictures of your kids, stay in touch with friends and family, keep up with the news, and text your spouse reminders to pick up milk. It's... read more


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