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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
14 Books to Help Kids Feel Good About Themselves and Their Bodies
We all want to find entertaining reads for our kids and tweens, but unfortunately, even some of the best stories reinforce body and gender stereotypes. You know the ones: girl characters judged by... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
5 Books to Help Teens Explore Body Image
Today's teens are bombarded with images of idealized beauty, whether it's Photoshopped images on the supermarket magazine rack, perfect selfies in their social media feeds, or just pics and videos... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
Tween TV That's Actually Good
Serving certain age groups seems to be a no-brainer for TV studios. There are social-emotional skill-builders for preschoolers, literacy-strengtheners for kindergartners, scientific discovery for... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2017
Hollywood's love affair with books isn't showing any signs of stopping in 2017. Big movie hits like the Harry Potter franchise, the Hunger Games trilogy, Coraline, and The Fault in Our Stars show... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
20 Best Family Movies of 2016
From edge-of-your seat adventures and stunning fantasy worlds to moving true stories and powerful role models, these 20 movies offer the best of 2016 for kids, teens, and families. They entertained... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Star Wars Age-by-Age Guide
Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
We Launched Common Sense for One Reason: Kids
I have four kids, so I know firsthand the near impossible task of keeping up with everything they're watching, playing, or sharing online. It's one of the reasons I founded Common Sense 13 years ago... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
10 Classic Books to Enjoy with Kids
Reading books together is rewarding for both parents and kids -- even after kids can read on their own. It's a chance for closeness, sharing ideas, and building vocabulary. It also provides an... read more
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