Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation, both for your child and the school community! However, you don’t want all your child’s valuable knowledge to shrink or disappear over the course of these months. Here are five ways to keep learning...Read More
My mother used to tell a story I thought was about me. Later, when I was a parent myself, I realized that the story was actually about my mother and her style of parenting.
The story goes like this: I was about four years old and we had...Read More
Summer is here! And with the hot weather and longer days can come the “summer slide” – when children can lose months of hard-earned learning while they’re playing in the sprinklers and chasing the ice cream truck.
But, not to worry! A few...Read More
By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Executive Editor, Parenting Content
When I was a kid my dad read to me every night. By age 5, I was traveling nightly through the worlds of The Hobbit or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Even...Read More
What do you really want for your children? What do you dream about for their future? It’s probably not fame or even fortune. Instead, parents simply want their children to be happy. “I think that, deep in their hearts, every parent would agree,”...Read More
By Caroline Knorr, Senior Parenting Editor
You're sitting down to dinner and -- buzz, buzz! -- your phone starts vibrating. You're driving your kid to practice and -- beep, beep! -- a call comes in. You're tucking your kid into bed and --...Read More
It is early. 5:30 a.m. Dark o’clock. Bleary-eyed and slouched over my coffee, I am seated in a restaurant near my gate, contemplating breakfast. You are seated at the bar.
While I idly wonder why you are sitting there instead of sitting in...Read More
Her: “I cannot believe you’re still making your kids’ lunches. Let them make their own sandwiches!”
Him: “They don’t know how.”
Her: “Oh, please. Just show them. Slap a piece of bread on the cutting board and slather some peanut...Read More
By Christine Elgersma, Common Sense Media Senior Editor, Apps
When you're little, things aren't all fun and games. Big feelings can sweep in without warning -- and the resulting tantrums can be brutal for kids and parents. No one can ...Read More
By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Senior Parenting Editor
In many homes, getting kids to turn off their cell phones, shut down the video games, or shut down Snapchat can incite a revolt. And if your kids say they need to be online for...Read More