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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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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
10 Worst TV Role Models of 2011
When it comes to sex, violence, drinking, bullying, and other sensitive topics, you want messages about right and wrong to come from you -- not, say, Snooki from Jersey Shore. But surprisingly,... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Tips for Talking About Virginity and Sex in Teen Dramas
Brenda and Dylan, Joey and Pacey, Kurt and Blaine. Talking to teens about sex can be challenging enough, and when they see their favorite characters experience this intimacy for the first time, it... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
16 Great TV Shows You've Never Heard Of
16 Off Your Radar TV Shows Sure, SpongeBob makes the kids laugh, and So, You Think You Can Dance? is fun for the whole family, but there's a lot of television out there that doesn't get much... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Cheating Goes Hi-Tech
Personal technologies have been real game-changers for schoolwork. Information has never been easier to access, and computers provide powerful tools for presentation, collaboration, and creativity.... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
7 Rules to Teach Kids Online Etiquette
Teaching Kids Online Manners Lots of kids -- and alas, adults -- treat the Internet like an anything-goes no-man's land. That can be part of the fun -- within reason. But when people choose... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Swearing -- and Why
As kids get older, they come across strong language in everything from YouTube videos to online comments. And lately, the amount of swearing on some of tweens' and teens' favorite TV shows seems to... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Music and Your Kids Tips
Downloads, videos, MP3s, iPods, YouTube, and live streaming. Most of our kids' music now comes via the Internet. Social networks like MySpace launch artists, and kids link to artists' pages and... read more
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