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Rachel Sarah
Guest Blogger | Book Reviewer | Mom of two
Here's Real Proof That a Cellphone Contract Works
The decision to give our eighth-grade daughter an iPhone was not a hard one. She was already using my old flip phone responsibly, checking in and responding to my calls and texts. She hadn't damaged... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Parents' Ultimate Guide to "Fortnite"
The Fortnite frenzy seemed to come out of nowhere -- almost as if it dropped from a party bus in the sky. And now many parents are taking notice of this rollicking game where players fight to the... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "The Hate U Give"
Based on Angie Thomas' award-winning book about an African American teen who witnesses the fatal police shooting of a close friend, The Hate U Give deals frankly and powerfully with race and activism... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read
Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
How to Get Your School to Teach Digital Manners and Skills
Today's kids are impressively tech-savvy. But the digital world -- just like the non-digital world -- requires all kinds of skills that kids don't simply pick up as they go. Digital citizenship and... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
5 Read-'Em-Before-You-See-'Em Books to Get Now
If you're one of those families that insist their kids read the book before seeing the movie, there's some serious page-turning in your future. And if you're happy just to be able to go to the movies... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
It's Not Cyberbullying, But ...
A student sees a group of girls coming toward her in the hallway. One has been her best friend since second grade, but she doesn't know the others very well. She says hi to them as they pass. They... read more
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The Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data
For a lot of families, technology is the glue that holds everything together. There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's online network you check... read more
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