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Tips for Battling Stereotypes
Storytellers have always relied on stereotypes as a shorthand way of explaining characters. Stereotypes are easily recognizable and understandable -- like the dashing-but-clueless Prince Charming or... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Family Movies with Surprisingly Sexy Scenes
During a recent evening of channel-surfing, I was pleasantly surprised to come across Splash. Ron Howard's 1984 comedy about an everyguy (Tom Hanks) who falls for a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) is a movie... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
10 Best TV Role Models of 2012
Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, iCarly -- these are the characters our kids are growing up with, and the examples they set can make a big impression on kids' developing minds. As parents, we want... read more
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Why Media Role Models Matter
As parents, we have a natural instinct to choose who we want our kids to be friends with -- and who we'd rather they not hang around. The same instinct kicks in for media role models. We like Doc... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
8 Ways to Save (and Spend) on "Free" Apps
Question: Can a free app actually cost you $100 -- or more? Answer: Yes, if your kids make in-app purchases without realizing that they're spending money. Free apps with in-app purchases (also called... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
My Kids' First Wii
Why we got it: I love hanging out with my kids. But I've learned that there are some activities that I enjoy a lot more than others. For instance, I love playing board games, but I loathe playing "... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Active Gaming Tips
Great games for kids Active games can help families improve their overall activity level. There are active games for every age range and interest. Active games are less likely to have violent or... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
How Video Games Helped My Kids Get Along
When my kids started playing video games, I was concerned about all the things that parents tend to worry about: Are they too violent? Will they contribute to a short attention span? Should my kids... read more
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