Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Technology Addiction

Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
5 Ways to Curb Kids' In-App Purchases on the iPhone
Mystery charges on your credit card are usually bad news. But when it's your own kid racking up fees on your iTunes account by making in-app purchases in games and apps, it's a lesson in frustration... read more
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How to Set Parental Controls on the PlayStation 4
If you're going all out for your young gamers, the PS4 is a top pick. The console's exclusive games combined with virtual reality capabilities make PS4 games feel lifelike and immersive -- just how... read more
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How to Set Parental Controls on the Xbox One
For kids who love Microsoft's Xbox One, it's all about the games. Cuphead, Forza Horizon, and Ori and the Blind Forest are the Xbox titles that make gamers keep coming back for more. However, the... read more
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How to Set Parental Controls on the Nintendo Switch
In a field including the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch comes out as the best game console for families with young kids. Its ultra-user-friendly design, wide selection of kid-... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Plugged-In Families Can Have a Device-Free(ish) Holiday
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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Use Your Phone Less (with Tools from Apple, Google, Snapchat and More)
The internet invasion started slowly. But then it came all at once. Suddenly, we're checking email at 3 a.m., fighting with our kids to make them shut down their devices, and staring at screens... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Esports
Forget the image of a sulky video-gamer alone in his bedroom with a computer and three days' worth of pizza boxes. Now that esports -- live video game competitions -- is an officially sanctioned high... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
What Android's Family Link App and New Digital Well-Being Features Mean for You
Parents have been grappling with finding the right balance between screens and other activities for years. Now the tech industry is trying to address those concerns -- for parents and kids. Android... read more
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