Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Black History Movies That Tackle Racism
From the country's history of slavery to the ongoing debate about immigration, race in America has always been a complicated topic. And, like many other big issues, it's something that comes up again... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Control Your Phone. Don't Let It Control You.
As adults we're pretty savvy when it comes to advertising and commercials. Those juicy cheeseburgers or shiny new cars look pretty appealing, sure, but we know the tricks advertisers use to tempt us... read more
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
How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting) Approval Online
It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other ratings all get tallied,... read more
Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Fun Family Activities for the 2018 Winter Olympics
This year it's easier than ever for kids and families to follow along with the Winter Olympics, all without traveling to Pyeongchang. Fans can use apps like Snapchat, YouTube,, and... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It
During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love... read more
Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
10 Terrific Toddler Shows and Tips for Introducing Them Mindfully
Turning your toddler onto TV for the first time can feel like a big, scary step. Once you introduce screens, is your kid ever going to want to go back to reading books? Are you going to hear nothing... read more
Earbuds Made My Teens Tune Me Out, So I Changed How We Listen to Music
I’m not quite sure when earbuds took over our kids' lives, but eventually they did -- and I wasn't happy about it. I also wasn't surprised when my teens became more plugged in. After all, I remember... read more


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