Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Privacy and Internet Safety

New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids
Who among us hasn't fibbed when the doctor asks how much alcohol you drink? Who takes the suggested daily amount of Vitamin C? Who engages in moderate exercise precisely 150 minutes per week? Thought... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Genius Ways Companies Get Kids to Do Their Marketing for Them
In 1975, there was one song every kid knew by heart: "Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun." By any measure, it was a viral success. Companies still... read more
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Step-by-Step Tips to Set Up Your Kid's iPhone
You've done all the hemming and hawing about whether or not to get your kid an iPhone and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? There’s so much to figure out, from Safari to iMessage, not to... read more
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The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should Know
Every parent worries about online predators at some point. And while it's smart to be cautious, the facts show that it's actually fairly rare for kids to be contacted by adult strangers seeking... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn on the Internet
Set a curious kid loose on the internet, and you have a match made in learning heaven. Unfortunately, for every geometry lesson on Khan Academy there are step-by-step instructions for something not... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Latest App Craze: Social Video-Chatting and Live Streaming
Tweens and teens have always craved time with their friends. But with a smartphone in hand, their communication keeps changing. Instead of talking, they text. Instead of texting, they send an emoji.... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Here's the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid
When it comes to parenting frustrations, nothing beats the challenges of setting screen limits, picking appropriate media, and figuring out Snapchat. We're raising "digital natives" but we're... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls
Even if you've talked to your kids about screen-time limits and responsible online behavior it's still really tough to manage what they do when you're not there (and even when you are). Parental... read more
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