Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
If you have tweens or teens, you know about Snapchat. And if you can't figure out how it works, you're like many parents. One of the most popular social media apps out there, Snapchat gives kids and... read more
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Should You Spy on Your Kid ... at Camp?
Today's camps -- both day camps and sleepover camps -- are in a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to sharing updates of the kids' days. Many know that parents want to see evidence, whether it's photos... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Swearing -- and Why
As kids get older, they come across strong language in everything from YouTube videos to online comments. And lately, the amount of swearing in public discourse seems to have bumped up a few notches... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Help Kids Dodge Cigarette, Vaping, and Pot Marketing and Stay Smoke-Free
Whether or not you smoke cigarettes or support legalizing marijuana, you probably don't want your kids lighting up. But the rise of e-cigs, vaporizers like the Juul, and decriminalized pot may make... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
A Whole Summer of Family Movie Nights
Who doesn't love family movie night? You can bond, talk about the movies, and, most importantly, have fun. But finding the right movie -- something that's OK for younger kids but that won't bore... read more
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Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
10 Conversations to Have with Your Teens After "13 Reasons Why" (Season 2)
The second season of 13 Reasons Why is nearly as packed with controversial content as its popular first season. As the Liberty High kids cope with life in the aftermath of Hannah Baker's suicide,... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
How to Stop Your Babysitter from Sexting, Texting, and Tweeting on the Job
It used to be that the worst thing a babysitter could do was raid the refrigerator. But this was before Snapchat, texting, social media, and emojis. Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt --... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Teaching Kids Media Smarts During Breaking News
When big news breaks, it's easy to get caught up in following the news online. But while the internet -- from major news sites to Twitter -- can be a valuable place to find useful information, it... read more
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