Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Junk Food Ads Tips
Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn. According to one study, kids see one food commercial every five minutes during Saturday morning cartoons. Most of... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Are You Spying on Your Kid?
Technology has been a great boon to parenting -- we can now keep in touch with our kids via cell phone when they're out of reach, send a handy text when we we're running late to pick them up, even... read more
Seeta Pai
Former Vice President, Research | Mom of two
What's Really Best for Learning?
Wondering how "educational" that app your preschooler plays really is? Wishing for a video game that fascinates and challenges your teen? Looking for trustworthy information on good products that... read more
Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
My Kids' First iPad
Before there were any apps for kids -- before there was an App Store, even -- my 2-year-old son was quite handy with the iPhone. Incoming call interrupting his Sesame Street podcast? Decline! Not... read more
Boys Don't Cry
My 5-year-old is one of those stereotypical boys. He loves cars, sports, bugs, burping, and anything else gross, fast, or motorized. But this spring, when he noticed the flowers blooming in our front... read more
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
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
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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