Gratitude isn't just a crucial life skill. It can also create a supportive environment. Studies show that when a person receives thanks, they feel more socially valued.
With recent TikTok challenges like "Devious Licks" and "Slap a Teacher" making headlines, families might want to discuss these troubling stunts with their kids.
Media can be a powerful tool for important conversations on race and representation.
Spark a love of reading by encouraging habits that last a lifetime.
Halloween may continue to look a little different this year, depending on your community. While we're finding ways to have fun and stay safe, there's plenty of media to help make Halloween a special day.
Kids today may seem like experts at using technology, but the digital world requires all kinds of skills and habits that kids don’t just pick up as they go.
Once kids go online, their chances of encountering cyberbullying and hate speech is, sadly, quite high. That's why it's important to talk to them from the start about what to do.
With the recent news about Instagram's negative effects on teens, you might be worried about the risks of your own kids' media use on their self-esteem and body image.
Struggling to keep up with the media and tech your kids are using? Common Sense's "Parents' Ultimate Guides" can help answer your questions about the latest titles and trends.
After the challenges and uncertainty of the last year and a half, checking in on our kids' social and emotional well-being is more important than ever.
From transportation to homework to bedtime, getting used to school-year responsibilities and routines can be challenging for everyone. Here are some great time-management apps to help out!
Are your kids feeling a little anxious about these first days of school? Stories can be a great way to help kids name their feelings and recognize that others might feel the same.
Common Sense Together:
Building abetter tomorrow for our kids
Thursday, September 30, 2021
When summer's in the air, some kids are already dreaming of days perusing the shelves of the library or stocking their Kindles with new titles. Others have no interest in picking up a book. Wherever your kid falls on the spectrum, it's best if they keep reading over summer break.
In today's digital world, many parents worry about the loss of character as more kids spend time alone on a computer or communicating through a screen. But research shows that kids can and do learn from media—what matters is which messages they are receiving.