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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
From Minecraft to Modding, a Summer Tech Camp Explainer for Parents
You’ve probably noticed something new about those summer camp brochures that arrive by the dozens this time of year. Instead of rolling rivers, cabins, and canoes, it’s all about computer screens,... read more
Confused About the Common Core Debate? 9 Resources for Answering Your Questions
Getting a tad confused about the raging debate over the Common Core Standards? Join the club. Where once it seemed like just common sense -- have a common curriculum across states -- the notion has... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
The New Online Trend That Will Make You Happy
For the last six months, the soundtrack of our lives has been Pharrell's "Happy." The infectious single has triggered enthusiastic carpool singalongs and impressive DIY covers. It's hard not to smile... read more
Is Social Media Giving Your Teen a Negative Body Image?
Not too long ago, girls might have stressed about being "bikini-ready" every spring when the bathing suit magazines would hit the stands. And boys might have done a few extra pushups after seeing... read more
When Selfie-Improvement Apps Go Too Far
The number of "likes" and comments that teens receive on their Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook photos speaks volumes. The effect on their confidence? Double-edged. According to a recent survey on... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Help Your Kids Find Books with Diverse Characters
There's been a lot of talk lately about the lack of diversity in books for kids and teens. The late Newbery Award-wining children's author Walter Dean Myers caused quite a stir with his 2014 New York... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Author Andrea Cremer Gets Teens Thinking About History in New Steampunk Series
Andrea Cremer writes books you can sink your teeth into. Nightshade, her gripping, bestselling werewolf trilogy, put her on the map globally and was followed by two prequels, Rift and Rise. Then last... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Why Movie Musical Characters Make Great Role Models
Ready for your kids to start belting out something besides "Let It Go" and "For the First Time in Forever"? Try introducing them to a classic musical. Here are our top three reasons that show-tune-... read more


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