Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Handle the Violent Videos at Your Kid's Fingertips
A woman sits next to her bloodied boyfriend and tells the camera he was just shot. A young refugee's body washes up on the shore. A bus driver is bullied while students cheer. A man commits suicide.... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Virtual Reality Gear Kids Will Be Begging for This Holiday
Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don't worry. From Google's inexpensive Cardboard VR viewer to Sony's new PlayStation VR,... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Device Hacks for Kids with Special Needs
One-size-fits-all might be fine for some things, but it's definitely not OK when it comes to devices. Fortunately, you can tweak most tablets, phones, and computers to make them work better for your... read more
Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
Media to Support Your Kid's Gender Identity
Kids pick up a lot of cues about how they're "supposed" to look and act from the media. So it can be really tough for kids who don't fit into neat and tidy gender boxes. But, thanks partly to... read more
Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
Which Music-Streaming Service Is Best for Kids?
Music streaming has come a long way since the dawning days of Napster. But it can still be a challenge to find music you don't need to turn off when your kids are around. That's changing. With big... read more
Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
10 Shows Parents and Teens Will Enjoy Watching Together
Watching TV with your teens has all kinds of pitfalls: out-of-the-blue raunchy sex scenes, a surprise bloodbath (Game of Thrones, anyone?), and other awkward moments you never wanted to share with... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Queen of Katwe"
Queen of Katwe is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. This Common Sense Seal honoree has many hard scenes, but they're accompanied by strong... read more
Gender-Fluid Apps and Games
The days of puppy dog tails and sugar and spice may be fading, but being born a girl or boy still carries certain expectations. And while what's expected from both genders has become more flexible... read more


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