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‘Mom-ing’ it online (how social media can both help and hurt your momhood)

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Does social media ever get you down?...

How I got my toddler back on books after she got a taste of screen time

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as 'Frozen'...

How to raise a happy child in the digital age

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

We need to rewrite the rules for the digital age...

How to manage your family’s screen-time use

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Common Sense Media

How to protect sleep, attention and family relationships...

5 Important ways that moms influence their kids

Posted on May 27, 2019 by Common Sense Media

They have your sense of humour, your mannerisms - and many of the attitudes and ideas you pass ...

Parents: Why watching TV and movies is better together

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Co-viewing tips to promote learning and bonding...

Parents: How to balance media time with real time

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Young kids learn how to use technology by watching their parents, so model healthy habits early by balancing ...

Will technology make my child fat, dumb or mean?

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Let's debunk some myths...

5 Conversations to have with your kids after ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Posted on May 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Families can talk about everything from grief and mourning to the power of courage and teamwork...

13 Online challenges your child already knows about

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Common Sense Media

From the Momo Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, internet stunts can be funny - or completely frightening - ...

When good role models go bad

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Grab the headlines, and make them teachable moments...

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...

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