Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Screen Time

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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Celebrate Auntie's Day with Movies About, Who Else? Aunts!
When my nephew was just 2 years old, I took him to see his very first movie in a movie theater. He was so mesmerized, he wouldn't sit down. He just stood there, completely engrossed in the wonder... 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
10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens
Move over, YouTube, there's a new game in town, and guess what? It's totally screen-free. That's right: Podcasts are growing in popularity with families -- and for good reason. They give you an... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
From Fortnite to VR: 5 Things Parents Need to Know About Gaming Trends
Wondering what the young gamers in your house will be eagerly anticipating for the rest of 2018 and beyond? Look no further than E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Every year, the largest game... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Apps to Boost Math Skills over the Summer
Daily math practice doesn't have to be -- and, in fact, shouldn't be -- drill-and-kill. Summer is a great opportunity to make learning more fun with apps that add a gaming element to key skills such... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Swearing -- and Why
As kids get older, they come across strong language in everything from YouTube videos to online comments. And lately, the amount of swearing in public discourse seems to have bumped up a few notches... read more
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