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Do Kids Need to Digitally Detox?

Do Kids Need to Digitally Detox?

Ossa Fisher  05.19.2015
I believe that we can't lump all real-world experiences into a singularly positive or negative impact on our children, nor can we lump...
How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media  05.15.2015
Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get...
An Open Letter to the Selfie-Stick Wielding Tourists on Alcatraz

An Open Letter to the Selfie-Stick Wielding Tourists on Alcatraz

Nancy Davis Kho  05.14.2015
My goal is to round out your vacation memories so that when people ask, "What did you do in America?" you have a better answer than "Took...
5 Truths about Parenting Generation Z

5 Truths about Parenting Generation Z

Stacey Steinberg  05.13.2015
Many of us entered adulthood excited about the future. As we prepare our children to come of age, we need to focus less on our differences...
The Image Generation Graduates

The Image Generation Graduates

Jim Joseph  05.13.2015
So many of the graduates were just continually snapping pictures. Click, click, click. Sure, they were living moment to moment in celebration,...
The 6 Parents You Meet on Facebook Groups

The 6 Parents You Meet on Facebook Groups

Kaitlyn Jones  05.12.2015
The moment I had my child, multiple people added me to parent pages. Like a rite of passage, suddenly, I was part of this media cult where...
5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

Common Sense Media  05.11.2015
Digital technology allows kids to share their work with a wider audience and even collaborate with far-flung partners (an essential 21st-century...
9 Hashtags Moms Can't Stand

9 Hashtags Moms Can't Stand

Alison Chrun  05.11.2015
#nonewfriends. So by using this hashtag, are you really telling me that you're literally not accepting any new friends into your life?...
The Dangers of Teen Sexting

The Dangers of Teen Sexting

Dr. Gail Gross  05. 7.2015
As a social animal, your teen learns a lot of her grownup behavior through modeling and imitating adults. A 24/7 media cycle has made celebrities...
If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, What Are A Thousand Pictures Worth?

If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, What Are A Thousand Pictures Worth?

Kathleen Siddell  05. 7.2015
My childhood is catalogued in drawers in my parent's house. Family photos sit in large manila envelops, organized by year. The farther...
Best Baby Products For Those Who Don't Know Much

Best Baby Products For Those Who Don't Know Much

David Duran  05. 5.2015
When my best friend told me she was pregnant, I immediately went into baby mode. And when she asked me to be the godfather, I also went...
Battling Digital Monsters

Battling Digital Monsters

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney  05. 4.2015
Parents, let's face it. Our children's social lives are more complex, more challenging and frightening than ever before. The playing field...
Is Social Media A Friend Or Foe To Moms?

Is Social Media A Friend Or Foe To Moms?

Sara Chana Silverstein  05. 1.2015
I make my way to the kitchen and crash into my 19-year-old, who is posing for a 'selfie' with his new haircut. "Sorry, Mom," he says sheepishly...
How to Turn Screen Time into Family Time

How to Turn Screen Time into Family Time

Smart Parents  04.29.2015
I loved playing Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? when I was a kid. That was back when games came on disks that were carefully slotted...