Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Scariness comes from fear of the unknown, from surprise, and from fears about the loss of a loved one. Different things scare different children; it's not always possible to predict what will... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Of all the wild videos kids watch on YouTube, some of the most disturbing are the ones of people fighting. Playground brawls, gang fights, teachers bullying students, students mocking teachers until... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Violence. It's literally everywhere: in video games, movies, books, music videos, and cartoons, on the nightly news and the Web, and even in commercials. And it's becoming harder to avoid. Today,... read more
Jinny Gudmundsen
Executive Editor, Video Games | Mom of two
Among teen and preteen gamers, the names of violent video games travel fast. And before you know anything about these games, your kid wants to play them. It's difficult to stay on top of it -- and it... read more
Since the events of Newtown last December, the country has been focused on how to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. That conversation has centered on the idea of the "culture of... read more
My 5-year-old is one of those stereotypical boys. He loves cars, sports, bugs, burping, and anything else gross, fast, or motorized. But this spring, when he noticed the flowers blooming in our front... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Screen time limits. Movie ratings. Violent video games. With so many media issues to stay on top of, it's no wonder that most parents don't follow all the "rules" when it comes to kids and media use... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Kids often give their parents major grief for crossing "cool" games off of holiday wish lists. In kid logic, games are "cool" when they have awesome graphics and gameplay, envelope-pushing storylines... read more
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