Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Screen Time

Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
We've all seen that dad yakking away on his cell phone at the playground while his 3-year-old resorts to increasingly desperate measures to get his attention. We've also been that parent. We answer... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Many parents struggle with exactly how much screen time is OK for their kids. Is a half-hour show OK but a full-length movie "bad"? The truth is, there is no magic formula. A healthy media diet is... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Anyone who thinks that "binge watching" is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find a show they love, not only... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
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
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings -- all of this can be upsetting news even for adults, much... read more
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It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a child star makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber, good role models can... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
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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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What's topping your kids' holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, Internet access, and games. With a little planning -- and kids' assistance -- you can balance your family's tech... read more
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