Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Violence in the Media

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Handle the Violent Videos at Your Kid's Fingertips
Protesters push, shove, and yell obscenities at each other. A young refugee's body washes up on the shore. A bus driver is bullied while students cheer. A man commits suicide. These aren't scenes... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
9 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
Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016 (and What to Play Instead)
Video games give kids the chance explore new worlds as heroes, sports stars, game designers -- or anyone, really. And thanks to today's consoles, it's easier than ever to leap into titles that are... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Boys Deserve More from TV Than Muscles and Machine Guns
Boys have it pretty good when it comes to TV. From Sid the Science Kid and Jake and the Never Land Pirates to Psych and Modern Family, great male characters are everywhere. In fact, 70 percent of... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Choose a Scary Movie for Your Kid
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
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even political coverage of current events -- can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids. In our 24/7 news... read more
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
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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