Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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How to Raise a Lifelong Learner
"Look! When I mix these paints, I get a whole new color!" Hearing your kids get excited about learning feels like glitter bombs exploding in your heart. And it's confirmation that school and report... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault and Consent
One of the joys of parenthood is sharing your favorite childhood movies with your kids. So when it was my turn to choose a movie for family movie night recently, I was excited to show my tweens the... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen... 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 "Black Panther"
Black Panther is a masterful superhero drama unlike any other. Not only is it the first film in the Marvel cinematic universe to center on a superhero of color, but it has deep characters, a strong... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Black History Movies That Tackle Racism
From the country's history of slavery to the ongoing debate about immigration, race in America has always been a complicated topic. And, like many other big issues, it's something that comes up again... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Control Your Phone. Don't Let It Control You.
As adults we're pretty savvy when it comes to advertising and commercials. Those juicy cheeseburgers or shiny new cars look pretty appealing, sure, but we know the tricks advertisers use to tempt us... read more
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Why Media Role Models Matter
As parents, we have a natural instinct to choose who we want our kids to be friends with -- and who we'd rather they not hang around. The same instinct kicks in for media role models. We like Doc... read more
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How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting) Approval Online
It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other ratings all get tallied,... read more
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