Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | 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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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
8 Ways to Save (and Spend) on "Free" Apps
Question: Can a free app actually cost you $100 -- or more? Answer: Yes, if your kids make in-app purchases without realizing that they're spending money. Free apps with in-app purchases (also called... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
My Kids' First Wii
Why we got it: I love hanging out with my kids. But I've learned that there are some activities that I enjoy a lot more than others. For instance, I love playing board games, but I loathe playing "... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | 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 and Distribution | 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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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Alcohol in the Media Tips
Your kids and teens get all sorts of messages about drinking and drugs from the media. And mostly what they see is that it’s fun and exciting and it’s what celebrities and popular people do. Not only... read more
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Sex and Media Tips
We all know there’s no way to completely shield children from sexual images or messages. They seem to be in every commercial, magazine, song, game – everything. But what we can do is talk to kids... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Cool Games of 2009 That Are Uncool for Kids (and 10 Alternatives)
Kids often give their parents major grief for crossing "cool" games off of holiday wish lists. In kid logic, games are "cool" when they have awesome graphics and gameplay, envelope-pushing storylines... read more
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