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  • 12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens
    Halloween
    12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens
      Your teen probably isn't dressing up to go trick-or-treating, anymore, but they probably still love a good spooky Halloween movie. This year, help your teenagers plan a spooktacular movie night with a few age-appropriate and spine-tingling mo...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
    Halloween
    13 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
    Nothing says Halloween like Night of the Living Dead, The Ring, or...well...Halloween. But what about Halloween movies that your kids can watch? We've rounded up our favorite 13 (get it? 13?) not-so-scary Halloween movies just for kids. Monsters...
    Erin Dower
  • 10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids
    Mobile Apps
    10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use
    */ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use t...
    Erin Dower
  • family watching fall tv
    Kids and Tv
    10 Family-Friendly TV Shows to Watch This Fall
    We may have more TV networks and more ways to watch than ever before, but it often feels harder than ever to find TV shows that the whole family can enjoy together. While adult TV is experiencing a new golden age and children's programming is bre...
    Colleen Hughes
  • 8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Handicrafts
    8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Are your kids obsessed with emoji? We've rounded up the best emoji crafts, activities, and treats found on Pinterest. Whether you're throwing an emoji-themed birthday party or simply want to have some (shhh... screen-free!) fun with kids, tweens...
  • Screen Free Week Family Activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Family Activities to Celebrate Screen-Free Week
    Does your family spend too much time with their noses glued to screens, like computers, TVs, smart phones, the latest iGadget? If so, then perhaps give Screen Free Week a try. Screen free what? From May 1-7, unplug from any and all digital ente...
    Steven Auger
  • Mobile Apps
    Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About
    */ Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click thro...
    Erin Dower
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • family screen time, addicted to technology
    Kids and Cell Phones
    8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time
    It's dinner time and everyone in your family is nose-down, glued to their phones and mobile devices, rather than making good ol'-fashioned eye contact. Sound familiar? Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices ...
    Erin Dower
  • Young boy taking picture outside using smartphone camera
    Kids and Cell Phones
    7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
    Raise your hand if your child thinks your phone is just another one of her toys. We all know the feeling! Smartphones can be a great source for educational entertainment for children, but let's face it — curious kids have the uncanny ability to...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    A Bad Moms Christmas Rated RRunning time: 1h 44minBuy on Amazon (affiliate links) We're starting off the list with a movie that’s not a rom com, but definitely provides an escape. The comedy A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to the 2016 mov...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    We Can!™ Screen Time Chart
    Print this weekly screen-time log to see how much time your kids spend in front of a screen each day, presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's We Can!™ program to boost children's activity level and nutrition. Reme...
  • Tomorrowland movie poster
    Movies
    2015's Top Summer Movies for Families
    Summer is primetime for block-buster movies for people of all ages. Beat the heat and check out our picks for the best family movies coming your way this summer. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Young girl using flip phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    6 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Child a Cell Phone
    At what age should you get your child a cell phone? According to PewResearch Center, the average age is between 12 and 13, but when to get your child a cell phone is a personal decision, and can vary from kid to kid based on maturity and need. Be...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Two kids using laptops with bowl of popcorn
    Educational Websites
    Best Learning Websites for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    The Internet isn't just for big kids anymore! With many sites now available for toddlers, learning colors, numbers, and letters has never been easier. Check out our list of the best websites for kids, and find fun games, printables, and more that...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids
    Mobile Apps
    10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use
    */ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use t...
    Erin Dower