Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Minecraft vs. Roblox: How These Games Stack Up for Kids
If your kid plays Minecraft, sooner or later she's gonna discover Roblox. And vice versa. Why? These two sandbox-style games have a lot in common. Both let you design games, meet other players, and,... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Movies to Watch with Tweens and Teens That Don't Make You Look Like a Dork
Once your kids have outgrown the Disney princesses, the Kung Fu Pandas, and the Ice Ages of the world, picking something for family movie night can get a bit more challenging. If you want tweens and... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Help Girls Navigate Pressure to Be "Real" Online
There's something weird going on in the world of teenage girls' social media. Posting pictures of your perfect, airbrushed life is out. Posting pics of your most intimate self is in. Girls still want... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
5 Extra-Gentle TV Shows for Preschoolers
What do you do when your kids are extra-sensitive to high-energy TV shows? Shows with loud noises, intense music, and jarring sound effects can stress some kids out or cause them to emulate any wild... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Kids Are Really Watching on YouTube
We all know that on YouTube kids can encounter a lot of age-inappropriate stuff, including ads, salty language, and even mature sex and violence. But when you look at what kids are actively seeking... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code
When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she's learning to code, and that's a very good thing. In a technology-fueled world, coding is quickly... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Easing Kids' Social Media Anxiety
Teens text, tweet, snap, and post like crazy. In fact, about half of teens use social media every day, and for some, this means checking Instagram or Snapchat dozens (or hundreds!) of times a day.... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What's the Best Game Console for Kids?
Not too long ago, if your kids wanted a game console, you had your pick of five machines: Microsoft's Xbox One or Xbox 360; Sony's PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3; or Nintendo's Wii U. But the advent... read more
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