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Talking to kids about sexual harassment – before they even know about sex

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 by Common Sense Media

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How wordless books can help your child learn to read

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 by Common Sense Media

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How can you get your kids to put down their phones?

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Removing their phones can give kids a needed break!...

What should you do when other people post pictures of your child online without asking you first?

Posted on Dec 9, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Once a photo is online, anyone can share it...

What should you do when your teen posts a sexy selfie?

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Many times, the impulse to broadcast sexy photos is driven by the desire to get attention...

Why is my child obsessed with YouTube stars?

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 by Common Sense Media

As compelling as some YouTubers are to your kids, plenty aren't age-appropriate...

8 Ways for moms and kids to avoid the holiday buying frenzy

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Common-sense ways to preserve your sanity, your values, and your bank account...

How plugged-in families can have a device-free(ish) holiday

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 by Common Sense Media

The trick is to downsize - not demolish - your family's reliance on technology over the holidays...

10 Sister stories for ‘Frozen’ fans

Posted on Nov 21, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Kids who love Anna and Elsa will love these fan favourites that celebrate sisterhood...

10 Ways to pack more gratitude into your life

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 by Common Sense Media

This year, why not put gratitude on your to-do list? You'll feel better, your kids will be happier, ...

How can I make sure that my child doesn’t get addicted to technology?

Posted on Nov 12, 2019 by Common Sense Media

It's unlikely that your child will become addicted to technology...

Should you be concerned about your child’s celebrity obsession?

Posted on Nov 11, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Celebrity obsession is a natural part of growing up...

How to help kids dodge cigarette, vape & pot marketing AND stay smoke-free

Posted on Nov 7, 2019 by Common Sense Media

New ways to smoke, new stuff to smoke, and evolving legal guidelines make it tougher to teach kids ...

Tweens, teens and phones: What 2019 research reveals

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media's latest census reveals the shifting nature of kids' online experiences...

Is it OK to let your pre-schooler play with your phone?

Posted on Oct 30, 2019 by Common Sense Media

It's very common for parents to hand over their phones to their kids...

10 Ways to help your child have a good night’s sleep

Posted on Oct 28, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Essential tips for managing TV, tablets, phones, and more so that your kids (and you) can get to ...

When it comes movies and TV, how much scary stuff can your child handle?

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Some kids like scary stuff, and some kids hate it...

Yes, you can make TV time count – here’s how

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 by Common Sense Media

New ideas for watching, bonding, and learning from TV...

Help! My child wants to use social media

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Get your child - and yourself - ready for the next step with these conversation starters...

How to handle the violent videos at your child’s fingertips

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Another day, another raw video scrolling by. Get tips for talking to kids about the impact of graphic ...

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