Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Best TV for Girls
Best friends really are the best. For girls and young women, they're the ones who psych you up for fun, admire your talents, help you through tough days, and let you ramble on about your crazy... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Family Movies That Could Traumatize Your Kids
I don't mind admitting that there are movies that make me cry. Steel Magnolias gets me every time (that scene where Sally Field loses it after the funeral?), and even WALL-E left me blinking back a... read more
171 comments |
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
10 Worst TV Role Models of 2012
From Kim Kardashian to Honey Boo Boo, TV is full of outrageous characters who make us laugh, cringe, or scratch our heads in disbelief. Each year Common Sense Media takes a look at some of TV's most... read more
108 comments |
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
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Regan McMahon
Deputy 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
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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
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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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