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Violence, crime and war – how to talk to your kids about the ‘hard stuff’

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Common Sense Media

These tips and conversation starters can help you talk to kids of different ages about the toughest topics...

Empathy, manners AND other skills tech might be eroding (and what to do about it)

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

If you're drowning in devices, but politeness is in short supply, it's time to get back to basics...

How to tell relatives, teachers, babysitters (and even your spouse) your screen time rules

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Common Sense Media

If you have strong preferences about what and when your child consumes media, you need to speak up ...

Here’s what parents need to know about social media and anxiety

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Learn to recognise the warning signs of anxiety disorder and help your kid keep social media use healthy ...

How our teenage girls are seeking approval online

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Common Sense Media

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image...

How different types of violence in movies affects kids

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Common Sense Media

As a parent, it's best to pay attention to your kids' behaviour after watching violent movies and ask ...

8 Tips for a (nearly) tech-free holiday

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Tips for having travel and tech co-exist...

Let’s talk about teens and sexting

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Teens may "sext" to show off or prove their love...

10 Ways to tell if you’re a ‘millennial mom’

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Common Sense Media

If your baby's first words were "Gimme iPhone, Mommy," you're probably a millennial mom...

How to manage media with your ex

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Common Sense Media

If having two households doubles your kids' TV-, game-, and movie time, here's how to agree on limits ...

Control your phone, don’t let it control you (tips for using your device intentionally)

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Common Sense Media

We need to show our children how to get all the benefits of these mini-computers in our pockets ...

5 Ways to be more mindful of your media- and tech use (your kids will catch on)

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Common Sense Media

The way you use media and tech has a huge influence on your kids, and you can be ...

5 Ways to raise a body-positive child

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Common Sense Media

How's this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as five say that they don’t ...

Moms: 3 Places that you should make ‘phone-free’

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Creating 'no-phone' zones is key to taking back important family time...

5 Strategies for getting your kids off their devices

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Ever try to pry a tablet from sticky fingers?...

The one thing that can improve your relationship with your child

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Common Sense Media

How can we embrace modern parenting, with the magic of technology at our fingertips, while still being responsible ...

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