Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
7 Fall 2016 TV Shows You Really Shouldn't Miss
Whether you've cut the cord or love live TV, there's plenty to entertain the fam this fall. You'll find strong female leads, uniquely gifted characters, history lessons, and more in a lineup that... read more
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Grace Jordan
Manager, Brand Marketing
Cast Your Vote for Common Sense Media's SXSW Panels
Though it began as a small group of folks discussing the future of media and entertainment, South by Southwest (SXSW) has grown to become one of the most influential gatherings of media and... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid's Report Card
For many parents and kids grading season isn't the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don't need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school... read more
10 TV Kids Who Totally Crush It
Ever since the days of Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best, TV kids have been a big hit with kid audiences. Young characters are more than relatable. Their age makes them trustworthy, too. And... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Harry Potter World Brings Books to Life
For the average kid, Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter looks like any other expertly designed part of the theme park. But for true fans of the Harry Potter books -- including the... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Only Back-to-School Cell Phone Rules Your Kids Really Need
Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cell-phone pro, you want everyone on the same page about the dos and don'ts. (Get more information on cell-phone... read more
Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Device-Free Dinners Are a Healthy Choice
It may seem obvious that eating dinner with your family is a good thing. Research provides plenty of support for the importance of family dinner for kids: Learning vocabulary, fewer behavior problems... read more
Why Bots, Gifs, and Emojis Are Your Kid's New BFFs
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner... read more
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