Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Many parents struggle with exactly how much screen time is OK for their kids. Is a half-hour show OK but a full-length movie "bad"? The truth is, there is no magic formula. A healthy media diet is... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
If you have preschoolers or a new baby at home, you're in luck this month. Stellar books for preschoolers show the joy of baby's first word, exhausting efforts to get a noisy barnyard baby to sleep,... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Just think: Your baby will be part of one of the first generations to grow up totally digitally connected. She may learn to dance with the Sesame Street gang. She may become fixated on YouTube's... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Just when you thought you had YouTube figured out, your kids have discovered a new form of video entertainment: the 6-second, looping "micro-videos" of Vine. Short, funny, and distinctly clued into... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
In today's digital age of tablets, cell phones, and Internet-connected devices, you have to wonder: Is there still room for toys? Well, if the products at the 2015 International Toy Fair were any... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
I am pleased to announce that today, Common Sense Media is launching a Spanish-language blog and video page in order to better communicate with an important and growing segment of parents and... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Walk past a supermarket checkout stand and you can’t help but see models and celebs in bikinis and slinky outfits plastered across magazine covers. Tween favorites like Katy Perry and Beyonce appear... read more
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Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Guest blogger | mom of one
My 9-year-old and I are on page 519 of The Book Thief. In eight long months of reading it aloud to him at night, there were several times when I questioned my choice of this particular bedtime story... read more
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