Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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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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That Time I Found Media to Help My Kid Embrace His Hair and Teach His Preschool Class to Appreciate Differences
Our house is a head full of curlies. Wonderful, kinky, coil-y curls (except my husband -- the addition of our two curly-headed tots has caused the subtraction of most of the hair on top of his head... read more
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Why Getting My 11-Year-Old a Phone Was One of the Best Parenting Decisions I've Ever Made
There was never any question in my mind that when our daughter started middle school, we would get her a smartphone. My husband and I work in technology-related fields and knew the benefits and... read more
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