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    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
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    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
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fe...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • 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 to mo...
    Erin Dower
  • Inside Out movie poster
    Oscars
    2016 Family-Friendly Oscar-Nominated Movies
    The 2016 Oscar nominations are in, and they include several family-friendly flicks, with Best Animated Feature, Best Costume Design, and Best Visual Effects all up for grabs. Check out what films have earned this top honor, and find the perfect p...
    Erin Dower
  • tween girls taking selfie with smartphone
    Internet Safety
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online
    What Is Digital Citizenship? Teaching Kids to Be Smart & Safe Online We've all read news stories about the downside of mobile technology and social media: cyberbullying, harassment, stalking, sexting, catfishing, and the list goes on. It's enough...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
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    Kids and Violence
    7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
    Did you know that U.S. children are more likely to be exposed to violence than adults? According to the U.S. Department of Justice, most American children are regularly exposed to violence — in the media, at home, in school, and in their commun...
    Erin Dower
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Famous Moms
    Which Modern Family Parent Are You?
    Take this quick personality quiz to find out which Modern Family parent you're most like! ...
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    Oscars
    10 Classic Oscar-Winning Movies to Watch with Your Kids
    Whether you're gearing up to watch the Oscars or you're just looking for a nostalgic, top-notch pick for your next family movie night, check out these kid-friendly Academy Award–winning films from the 1930s through the '80s. They all won multip...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
  • Woman sitting on couch looking annoyed on computer
    Facebook
    Do You Know One of These Annoying Facebook Moms?
    Social media can be a wonderful thing, especially when you have kids. Not only does it allow you share pictures and milestones of your kids with your friends, it also can be a great source of support when the going gets tough and you need a place...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 12 Apps Parents Should Know
    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 through to...
    Erin Dower
  • Dealing With Bullies
    11 Warning Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied
    Recent tragic events in the news have again brought to light how serious and devastating bullying can be. Aside from physical abuse, bullying can also include verbal abuse (taunting, teasing, and name-calling), emotional abuse (making someone the...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Internet Pornography
    Boys and Porn: What's Normal?
    Boys and Porn: What's Normal?Is Viewing Porn Normal? Fact: Boys consume lots of pornography: online porn, videos, cable TV, magazines, and virtual reality games. Fact: Boys ages 12-17 are among the biggest consumers of pornography. Fact: Adolesc...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • catfish prevention, mother protecting teen online
    Internet Safety
    8 Tips to Protect Your Kids from "Catfishing" Online
    8 Tips to Protect Your Kids from "Catfishing" OnlineIf you're like most parents, you probably didn't learn what "catfishing" means until the news of the Manti Te'o hoax broke and the new MTV documentary-style show Catfish became a hit in early 2...
    Erin Dower