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How to Download Kids' Apps Smarter (and Cheaper) Hiplatina

How to Download Kids’ Apps Smarter (and Cheaper)

Maybe you’re about to wait in a soul-crushing line at the DMV with your 4-year-old. Maybe your kid is begging…

5 Tips for Picking Your Preschooler's First TV Shows Hiplatina

5 Tips for Picking Your Preschooler’s First TV Shows

Anyone who thinks that “binge watching” is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly…

A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube Hiplatina

A Parent’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube

Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, Markiplier—the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis….

Why the Best Parental Control Is You Hiplatina

Why the Best Parental Control Is You

If your kid’s online, there have probably been times when you’ve wanted to track everything they’ve texted, see their entire social…

Family movie night Hiplatina

5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success

We say this a lot, but we think it’s worth repeating: It’s important to get involved in your kids media…

16 Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook HipLatina

16 Sites and Apps Teens Are Heading to After Facebook

Social media apps that let teens do it all — text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos — often…

Kids Violence HipLatina

How To Talk To Kids About Violence, Crime And War

Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain…

Musically HipLatina Common Sense Media

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Musical.ly

With so many social networks to keep track of, it’s not surprising if your kids’ newfound obsession with the musical.ly…

5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

5 Reasons You Don’t Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO, social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it’s all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school…

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Can TV and Games Teach Kids Empathy

Many parents worry that cyberbullying, trolls, and rude behavior have taken over the internet. While it may seem that the…

8 smartphone safe HipLatina

8 Rules for Kids and Safe Smartphones Use

So you got your kid a smartphone. Now what? Here are eight rules for safe smartphone use.  You’re on your way…

Difficult Subjects HipLatina

How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects

One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It’s hard enough to explain…

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