Ideas from local experts on talking with kids about 9/11
Good advice from local experts and from our national partner Common Sense Media.
How to explain difficult and disturbing news to your kids
Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news — and listen, too — can help.
How to set parental controls on the Xbox One
Use these settings to help make gaming safer for kids.
24 creative ideas for free activities to move, learn and connect as a family
These cool activities will help your connect in fun ways.
How to build character strengths and life skills with quality media
“All television is educational television. The question is, what is it teaching?”
How to help kids stay smoke-free and sidestep cigarette, vaping and pot marketing
If you’re feeling outspent, out-messaged, and out-cooled, take heart. There are plenty of ways to fight back.
How to prevent meltdowns and tantrums over screen-time limits
Photo by Anna Shvets. Helping kids regulate their own media use is an ongoing process, and along the way you’re likely to experience some struggles when it’s time to turn […]
11 social media red flags you should know about
Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using.
Hey, Alexa, how do I set parental controls on the Amazon Echo?
Follow these step-by-step tips to set limits and add “skills” to make Alexa a little kid-friendlier.
7 practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety
Fear of missing out can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Here’s how you can help.
5 ways video games can help kids with special needs
From communication to motor skills, learning through play is a wonderful motivator for kids with challenges.
The sneaky science behind your kid’s tech obsessions
The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked.
The ugly truth behind pretty pictures
Help your kids resist the Photoshop effect.
5 tips for picking your preschooler’s first TV shows
When you’re 2 or 3, every show is a new show. Read these tips for choosing titles you and your kids will love.
10 tips to get your kids hooked on books
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. These tips will get them started.
How to talk to teens about dealing with online predators
Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid.
Common Sense Media: Online playdates, game nights and other ways to socialize at a distance
Fire up FaceTime and get the fun started with ideas from show-and-tell to charades.
16 tips to keep kids motivated for online learning
Helpful tips and techniques to encourage and motivate your kids during virtual lessons in what promises to be a very unusual school year.
So Now What? webinar: How to balance tech usage in a world of digital learning
“We just want to make sure we have a good handle on our child’s mental health.”
How to guide your kids through election season
In a fraught political era, news literacy skills help kids view information critically and become informed citizens.