Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Violence in the Media

Jinny Gudmundsen
Executive Editor, Video Games | Mom of two
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2013 (and 10+ Alternatives)
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
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Trapped on a Plane with an In-Flight Movie
Talk about a tricky parenting situation -- you're trapped on an airplane playing a movie on the drop-down screen that's totally wrong for your kids. Whether it's scary, sexy, violent, or otherwise... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Gaming Tips
From virtual worlds to multiplayer online games, motion-control consoles to mobile apps, there's no limit to how or where kids can play video games. For adults, all the options can be overwhelming.... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Family Movies That Could Traumatize Your Kids
I don't mind admitting that there are movies that make me cry. Steel Magnolias gets me every time (that scene where Sally Field loses it after the funeral?), and even WALL-E left me blinking back a... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Set Screen Rules That Stick
In many homes, getting kids to turn off their cell phones, shut down the video games, or shut down Snapchat can incite a revolt. And if your kids say they need to be online for schoolwork, you may... read more
Boys Don't Cry
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
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Cool Games of 2009 That Are Uncool for Kids (and 10 Alternatives)
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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