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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…

Ways to Block Porn on Your Kid's Devices HipLatina

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…

Screen time for kids HipLatina

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…

Holiday shopping HipLatina

9 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Buying Frenzy

Holiday shopping madness is in full swing even before you put away the leftovers. And many of the season’s strongest…

Talking to teens about sexual harassment HipLatina

How To Talk About Sexual Harassment With Tweens and Teens

Groping. Grabbing. Lewd talk. These are not words any parent wants their kids to associate with sex. But tweens and teens are getting…

How to explain the news to kids HipLatina

How To Explain The News To Our Kids

If it bleeds, it leads. The old newsroom adage about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than ever today. And…

17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season

Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you…

Educating kids about hate speech online HipLatina

How To Educate Your Kids About Hate Speech Online

Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against…

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