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    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...
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    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
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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
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    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
  • 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.
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
    Harry Potter
    Where Would the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Place You?
    Are you a Harry Potter fan? Well, you may not be able to attend Hogwarts, but at least you can find out what house the Sorting Hat would choose for you by taking this quiz. ...
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    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
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    Tabletop Games
    Top 10 Classic Tabletop and Basement Games for Kids
    Ahh, remember the good old days of playing pool, foosball, and other awesome games in your childhood friend's basement? Visit memory lane and cure your child's cabin fever — and video game addiction — with these 10 classic tabletop and baseme...
    Erin Dower
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    Social Networking
    5 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Join Social Media Sites
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — in today's 24/7 digital world, social media sites have become a part of your child's everyday life. Educate yourself on each popular social media site and app so that you can stay in the know about what your child...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    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
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    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    Movies, TV, Internet
    11 Best Videos for Kids
    From classics to newer releases, the best videos for kids often turn out to be favorites for parents, too. Check out our top picks for kids of all ages, and settle in for a great family-friendly flick! ...
    Lindsay Hutton