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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Boys Deserve More from TV Than Muscles and Machine Guns
Boys have it pretty good when it comes to TV. From Sid the Science Kid and Jake and the Never Land Pirates to Psych and Modern Family, great male characters are everywhere. In fact, 70 percent of... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Kids' Book Picks for March
Whether your March is still wintry or noticeably spring-y, there are plenty of cool new book releases to keep your kids occupied inside or out. Here are our picks for March: For kids age 5 to 8,... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | 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 Facebook, texting, social media, and emojis. Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt --... read more
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Jinny Gudmundsen
Executive Editor, Video Games | Mom of two
Hot Trends in Tech Toys from Toy Fair 2014
Nothing's worse than spending big bucks on the latest tech toy, only to have your kids entertain themselves with a cardboard box. For kids, what makes playtime exciting is the ability to create,... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of one
DIY Learning: How Teens Are Teaching Themselves
No matter what they teach kids, the apps, games, and websites that we've reviewed can help young learners build a variety of skills. If you're interested in helping your tweens and teens follow their... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Author Emily Bazelon Explains Why Anti-Cyberbullying Methods Fail -- and What Really Works
Bullying is nothing new. But cyberbullying is relatively new -- and no one seems to know how to make it stop. In her groundbreaking book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
Totally Non-Boring Ways to Teach History to Kids
History is getting some major street cred. Video games, graphic novels, and TV shows provide immersive, entertaining lessons that make a lasting impression. Would your kids like to step into the life... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Sneaky Ways Advertisers Target Kids
You might think you're hip to the tricks that advertisers use to reach kids online. You've seen the ads that play before online games. You know about the flashing banner ads, the contests, the... read more
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