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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
13 Smartest Female Characters from Movies, TV, and Books
Move over, Sherlock Holmes -- the girl geniuses have arrived. These days, some of the smartest characters from kids' movies, TV shows, and books are female. And with research -- published in 2017 --... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Real-World Reasons Parents Should Care About Kids and Online Privacy
If you don't want to have the bejesus scared out of you, don't talk to an expert on kids' online privacy. If you knew what was really out there -- online predators, identity thieves, data miners --... read more
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Why You Probably Shouldn't Take That Facebook Quiz
What kind of pizza are you? What does the kind of pet you have say about your personality? Which U.S. city is your perfect fit? Quizzes like these are all over Facebook and other social networks. For... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War
Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain this stuff to your kids? Today, issues involving violence, crime, and war -- whether... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media
From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO, social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it's all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school system's budget cuts? How are teens leading the... read more
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Having a Google Home Was Fun, Until My 2-Year-Old Started Using It
My wife and I are avid users of technology. We shop online, we stream content to a myriad of devices in our home, and we have come to depend on apps like Google Maps for day-to-day life. So when we... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Fortnite
The Fortnite frenzy seemed to come out of nowhere -- almost as if it dropped from a party bus in the sky. And now many parents are taking notice of this rollicking game where players fight to the... read more
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "A Wrinkle in Time"
A Wrinkle in Time is director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of author Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's fantasy book. Packed with strong role models, this tween-friendly movie about brilliant 13-... read more
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