Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Start the new year with a great read. Check out our picks, which include brand-new releases as well as a few notables from the end of 2014.  Age 3 to 7 First Snow, by award-wining author-illustrator ... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Did you know? Body image develops early in childhood. Body image is influenced by family and culture. Exposure to traditional media is a risk factor for developing body dissatisfaction. More than... read more
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Editors and Staff
In today's 24/7 media world, girls and boys are flooded with messages about how they should look and act. Whether in toy stores, advertisements, TV shows, movies, or games, the images and stories... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
There are two types of people in the world: New Year's resolution makers and "let's-just-wing-it" types. Whichever category you fall into, our media resolutions (or "suggestions" for the latter group... read more
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Liza Fowler
Marketing Specialist
Just in time for the holiday season, Common Sense and Target have partnered to bring you Common Sense ratings and reviews of video games, movies, and TV shows right on  If you're looking... read more
Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
The vast and varied media offerings of 2014 kept us engaged and entertained all year long. We saw anonymous messaging apps sweep high schools across the nation, watched YouTube personalities become... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
They say good things come in small packages. Tech toys may not be the biggest items your kids will unwrap this year, but they certainly will be chock-full of good stuff. With advanced features such... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Covering everything from dragons to Day of the Dead, robots to race issues, the best movies of 2014 for kids, teens, and families entertained us, made us think, and gave families plenty to talk about... read more


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