Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting) Approval Online
It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other ratings all get tallied,... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Classic Movies with Old-Fashioned Gender Roles
I understand why my 6-year-old daughter loves princess stories, but that doesn't mean I'm thrilled when her pretend play involves falling in love with a prince, getting married, and living happily... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid
How's this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as 5 say they don’t like their bodies. Common Sense Media's survey of body-image research shows that parents play a huge role in... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2017
Working out and eating right are at the top of most people's New Year's resolutions. But as tough as those are, nothing compares with the challenge of a healthy media diet. There are screen-time... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Sing"
From the producers of the Despicable Me films, Sing is an animated comedy with an A-list voice cast, catchy pop songs, and cute animal characters -- as well as some peril and danger, slapstick laughs... 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
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a stand-alone adventure that takes place just before the events of the original trilogy, following the group of Rebel spies who steal the plans for the Empire's planet... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Common Sense Media Census Measures Plugged-In Parents
Everybody knows tweens and teens rack up lots of screen time. But what about parents? Common Sense Media's new report, The Common Sense Census: Plugged-In Parents of Tweens and Teens, finally... read more
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