Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Violence in the Media

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War
Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain this stuff to your kids? Today, issues involving violence, crime, and war -- whether... read more
Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Fortnite
The Fortnite frenzy seemed to come out of nowhere -- almost as if it dropped from a party bus in the sky. And now many parents are taking notice of this rollicking game where players fight to the... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault and Consent
One of the joys of parenthood is sharing your favorite childhood movies with your kids. So when it was my turn to choose a movie for family movie night recently, I was excited to show my tweens the... read more
Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2017 (and What to Play Instead)
It's a dark night. You've just escaped from a sprawling mansion deep in the Louisiana bayou. You're terrified. You've been shot at, bludgeoned, and stabbed as you try to escape this life-or-death... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Explaining the News to Our Kids
If it bleeds, it leads. The old newsroom adage about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than ever today. And with technology doing the heavy lifting -- sending updates, tweets, posts, and... read more
Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
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
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


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