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Screen-Free Week 2014: Look What's Possible!

Susan Linn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Ever wonder what kids would do with that time if they powered down? On May 5-11, thousands of children around the world took a break from digital entertainment and celebrated Screen-Free Week.

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Fat Jokes In Children's Movies Are A Lot More Common Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

"At least you don't look like some kind of bloated roadside piñata! You really should think about going on a diet!" cries Puss in Boots in "Shrek The...

Group Petitions Fisher-Price To Recall iPad Bouncy Seat

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahh, the first year of a baby's life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPa...

Are Apps For Babies A Bad Idea?

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month against Fisher-Price and Open Solut...

These Apps Will Not Educate Your Baby

Josh Golin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology
Josh Golin

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed Federal Trade Commission complaints against two leading developers of apps for babies. It's hard enough to raise young children in today's digital world without being bombarded with false advertising.

Group Fights Against Apps That Claim To Help Babies Learn

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Smartphones don't make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that c...

Not Even The Tooth Fairy Is Safe From Marketers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 07.26.2013 | Parents

Since the beginning of wiggly-tooth time, the Tooth Fairy has lived in kids' imaginations. She comes at night, leaves a little treat, and in return, g...

Is It Wrong to Market Even Healthy Food to Kids?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

No amount of legislation could entirely insulate children from food advertising in today's world, where even the inside of the bathroom stall is now considered fair game for marketers.

The Year's Worst Toys?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents

Trying to narrow down your Christmas list? The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood might be able to help. The organization has just named its con...

Scholastic’s Big Coal Mistake

nytimes.com | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Children’s books and other educational materials produced by the publisher Scholastic reach about 90 percent of the nation’s classrooms. With this...

School Bus Ads Could Help School Budgets

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

SEATTLE -- School districts have imposed all sorts of drastic cuts to save money during the down economy, canceling field trips and making parents pay...

Green Parent Chicago's Alternative Gift Giving Guide

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

"Buy Green, Buy Fair, Buy Local, Buy Used, and Buy Less" is the mantra to mind when shopping for a less commercialized holiday.