Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
When Social Media Targets Women, Turn It into a Teachable Moment
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a spate of social media attacks on female public figures, from actress Ashley Judd to former Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling's daughter, to Dancing with the Stars contestant... read more
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
7 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2015
Does someone in your home know the difference between a Divergent faction and a Hunger Games district? Did your kids watch the Harry Potter movies and discuss all the changes (for better or worse)... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
3 Simple Rules for a Healthy Media Diet
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
What to Read Next: Family Fun and Drama in Kids' Books for March
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
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Silliest Videos Your Kids Are Watching Are Not on YouTube
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
7 Weird and Wonderful Surprises from Toy Fair 2015
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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Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Guest blogger | mom of one
My Rule: Read the Book Before the Movie
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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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Tips for Picking Your Preschooler's First TV Shows
Anyone who thinks that "binge watching" is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find a show they love, not only... read more
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