Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Violence in the Media

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings all can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids.... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
5 Extra-Gentle TV Shows for Preschoolers
What do you do when your kids are extra-sensitive to high-energy TV shows? Shows with loud noises, intense music, and jarring sound effects can stress some kids out or cause them to emulate any wild... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
8 Movies That Might Be Better Than Star Wars
Need somewhere to go after you visit that galaxy far, far away? Or is your kid not quite ready for lightsaber duels and blaster battles? We've picked a few of our sci-fi favorites for adventure ... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Everything You Need to Know About Call of Duty
Call of Duty is one of the most successful game franchises of all time. Players love it for its realism, humor, movie-quality clips, and thriving multiplayer community. But since its first release in... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Everything You Need to Know About Grand Theft Auto
Sex, violence, and drugs: Grand Theft Auto has it all. This role-playing game includes over a dozen titles and is one of the most controversial -- and popular -- series on the market. Its stories... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2015 (and What to Play Instead)
If you want to be engaged in your kid's hobbies, you try to understand as much as possible about them. But when the video games your kid wants feature ultra violent content, it's tough to keep an... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Scary Movies Tips
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
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Watch Out! 100 Movies You (Might) Regret Showing Your Kids
During a recent visit, our old friends decided the time was right to watch one of their longtime favorite movies, Roxanne (the 1987 Steve Martin romcom based on Cyrano de Bergerac), with their kids... read more
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