Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
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
Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
When you look at your kids playing video games, you might worry they're wasting time and energy passively staring at a screen and pressing buttons. But what if their play time was actually a creative... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Why is the shortest month the one with the most to celebrate? Fear not -- we have books to recommend for all ages that are just right for Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and Black History Month.... read more
Polly Conway
TV Editor
Things are getting better for women in film and TV, from Divergent's Tris to Frozen''s supersisters Anna and Elsa. But female characters haven’t fared so well in the video game world, where they're... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Turning to celebs to look for role models is a tricky business, especially when it comes to admiring their appearance. For many actresses, athletes, and artists, keeping their bodies slim or muscular... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The first commercial fail of the Super Bowl is in, and the winner is Carl's Jr. The burger chain's attention-grabbing, super sexy "Au Naturel" ad is tasteless, sure, but it's also out of step with... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How kids think, feel, and act about their bodies is a critical piece of their self-esteem and overall healthy development. Common Sense Media's new research report, Children, Teens, Media, and Body... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How's this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as 5 say they don’t like their bodies. Common Sense Media's survey of body-image research -- Children, Teens, Media and Body Image... read more


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