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Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Susan Pearse  06. 3.2015
"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to...
6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

Common Sense Media  05.29.2015
You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry,...
Influence of Social Media on Teenagers

Influence of Social Media on Teenagers

Suren Ramasubbu  05.26.2015
The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children...
Is Google Killing Wonder?

Is Google Killing Wonder?

Dr. Jim Taylor  05.26.2015
Yes, you may have gotten the answer to your question, and wasn't that so nice and tidy? But at what cost? The question, and any conversation...
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,...
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...
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...