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How to Help Tweens and Teens Clean Up Their Social Media Feeds

You know that girl from TV — the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that…

What’s the Right Age to Get Your Kid a Cell Phone?

The right age to give kids their first cell phone is really up to you. Age isn’t as important as your kid’s maturity level, ability…

5 Skills That Tech Might Be Eroding and What to Do About It

You started with the best intentions. Your kid needed a laptop for homework. Your tween needed a phone to text…

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5 Ways Video Games That Can Help Kids with Special Needs

Strengthening skills through play is a proven strategy to help kids learn. For kids with special needs, video games can…

How to Set Parental Controls on Netflix

From reboots to modern classics and originals, Netflix is full of entertainment for kids. Of course, it also has tons of age-inappropriate shows that kids could…

Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

A new Common Sense Media study shows that learning gender roles from movies and TV shows has real consequences on…

Black History Movies That Tackle Racism

From the country’s history of slavery to the ongoing debate about immigration, race in America has always been a complicated…

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5 Ways to Block Porn on Your Kid’s Devices

Here’s the thing: Porn is all over the internet. You can’t totally get rid of it. Still, most parents want…

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How much screen time is OK for My Kid(s)?

Kids are spending more time with screen media — and at younger ages — than ever before. But there really is no magic number…

Boys, Girls, and Media Messages

In today’s 24/7 media world, girls and boys are flooded with messages about how they should look and act. Whether…

Body positive books for kids HipLatina

14 Books to Help Kids Feel Good About Themselves and Their Bodies

We all want to find entertaining reads for our kids and tweens, but unfortunately, even some of the best stories…

Kid’s media HipLatina

5 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2019

What do you remember from 2018? Did you share pics of your kid on Facebook? Did you sneak a peek at…

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