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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
How to Talk to Teens About Dealing with Online Predators
We might not want to think about our kids dealing with creepy people online. But for many parents, it's the scariest thing about our kids' digital lives. Although only 9 percent of kids get unwanted... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know About 4/20
Do you know about 4/20? If you have a tween or teen, chances are they know all about this celebration of marijuana that occurs every year on April 20. And it's not just from whispers in the hallway... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube
Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, Markiplier -- the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics, and... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Why the Best Parental Control Is You
If your kid's online, there have probably been times when you've wanted to track everything they've texted, see their entire social media history, or just shut off the internet entirely. Those are... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Reality
Everyone who's tried it agrees: Virtual reality is mind-blowing. Once you strap on that headset, you truly believe you're strolling on a Parisian street, careening on a roller coaster, or immersed in... read more
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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 quit YouTube can incite a revolt. And if your kids say they need to be online for schoolwork, you may not know... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
How to Download Kids' Apps Smarter (and Cheaper)
Maybe you're about to wait in a soul-crushing line at the DMV with your 4-year-old. Maybe your kid is begging to use the iPad as if life depended on it. Or maybe there are particular skills and... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids
So many kids love watching videos on YouTube, it seemed like a slam dunk for Google to create a special app specifically for the online video service's youngest fans. And while YouTube Kids offers a... read more
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