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How To Raise A Lifelong Learner

Though it's best to start encouraging kids to be lifelong learners when they're little, it's never too late.
Common Sense Media    |   03.26.19 12am   |   SHARE
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How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image.
Common Sense Media    |   03.14.19 12am   |   SHARE
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5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?
Common Sense Media    |   03.5.19 12am   |   SHARE
What's clearly offensive to parents is a big gray area for kids — especially when it's one of their beloved YouTube celebs.

Talking To Kids About YouTube Celebs Who Cross The Line

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Common Sense Media    |   02.11.19 12am   |   SHARE
How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex

How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?
Common Sense Media    |   01.30.19 12am   |   SHARE
Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

How To Raise A Kid With A Conscience

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Common Sense Media    |   01.24.19 12am   |   SHARE
If you're planning to dip back into the nostalgia zone with your kids, be prepared to discuss issues like sexual assault and consent when they come up.

5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault & Consent

If you're planning to dip back into the nostalgia zone with your kids, be prepared to discuss issues like sexual assault and consent when they come up.
Common Sense Media    |   01.16.19 12am   |   SHARE
It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

How To Raise An Optimistic Human In A Pessimistic World

It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.
Common Sense Media    |   01.9.19 12am   |   SHARE
Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.
Common Sense Media    |   01.4.19 12am   |   SHARE
Hate speech is all over the internet.

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Online spaces can be confusing, scary, and shaky. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your kids and tips to handle hate speech.
Common Sense Media    |   12.13.18 12am   |   SHARE