Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Teens

Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| 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, it's a lesson in frustration. Some kids don't realize they're spending... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
We Launched Common Sense for One Reason: Kids
I have four kids, so I know firsthand the near impossible task of keeping up with everything they're watching, playing, or sharing online. It's one of the reasons I founded Common Sense 13 years ago... read more
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How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy)
This just in! Breaking news! You don't want to miss THIS! If you get your news online or from social media, this type of headline sounds very familiar. What's real? What's fake? What's satire? Now... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays
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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Common Sense
Common Sense Media, Common Sense Education, Common Sense Kids Action
What Should We Tell Our Kids? Be Tomorrow's Leaders, Today
In the wake of this divisive election, its often ugly and frightening rhetoric, and its widely unexpected result, parents and teachers are struggling with what to say to students and kids. Regardless... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
Best Holiday TV Specials of 2016
We've rounded up this season's can't-miss holiday TV specials to keep your family entertained from Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year. Whether you like 'em heartwarming, quirky, funny, or... read more
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Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
Video Games to Play as a Family
Showing off your dance-floor moves, flying through a mushroom kingdom, testing your trivia chops -- this is the stuff of family bonding. We're talking about video games. And with the variety of... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at heart
Kids' Holiday Movie Guide 2016
The holidays are a big time for movie fans, with many of the year's biggest releases coming out during the months of November and December. This year, our Holiday Movie Guide is loaded with big-... read more
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