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TV Tells Kids Fame is the Most Important Thing in Life, Study Finds

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The most important thing in life is to be a good and kind person, to love yourself and others and take an active and inquisitive interest in the world arou ...
Whoa! Someone is watching reruns of "Mister Roge...
Fonzie, where are you when we need you?

Minority Kids Spend More Time With Media, Study Shows

Minority kids ages 8 and older spend an average of 13 hours a day watching TV, listening to music, using the computer and playing video games. Credit: Getty Images Minority kids in the United States spend more time in front of televisi...Minority kids spend more time with telvision and computer screens.

What's Better for Kids: Computers, TV or Video Games?

How does a parent choose which media to allow their kids to spend time with? Credit: Getty Images It's a daily dilemma: If you allow a certain amount of screen time per day -- whether it's TV, the computer or a video game -- which one ...Whether it's TV, video games or websites, a screen is a screen is a screen.

Are You Paying for Day Care or a Human TV Remote?

This probably doesn't happen often -- your kids are more likely in front of the TV. Credit: Getty Images
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
It could be your kids while you're at work. Odds are, they spend more time with SpongeB...
Researchers find many day care centers rely on TV rather than human interaction.

Are Lindsay Lohan and 'Twilight' Raising Your Kids?

Is TV raising your child? Credit: Corbis It's not easy being a mom. It's probably not easy being a dad, either, but I wouldn't know about that, would I? Several years back, my daughter was just shy of 5, when she turned to me as w...One mom reflects on raising her child with TV -- and Lindsay Lohan -- in the way.

Reviews: What's New This Week

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" takes the action to sea. Credit: AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Phil Bray Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Comm...Are you going to check out "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" this weekend? Get the lowdown on what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Natalie Portman stars in "Black Swan." Credit: Niko Tavernise, Fox Searchlight/AP
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in ...
Ballerinas, soldiers and elves take over pop culture this week.

Is There Too Much Profanity On TV?

Foul language is filling up prime time TV. Credit: Getty Images
The Parents Television Council is at it again. The watchdog group says that use of profanity on television has increased 69 percent from 2005 to 2010. This includes words that are bl...

Mickey Mouse or Math? TV Execs Battle for Kid Viewers

Mickey Mouse wants your toddler. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
When it comes to parking tots in front of the electronic babysitter, a growing debate is heating up: Should the tube be teacher or storyteller? Turns out tots ages 2 to 5 are one of the...
Mickey Mouse? Or Kai Lan? Networks at odd over topics for kiddie TV.

The Hub: Is New Kids' Network Too Commercial for TV?

The Hub is here! Credit: Amy Graves, WireImage
If you're concerned about the impact television commercials have on your kids, wait until you find them watching an entire TV channel brought to you by a toy and game company. You may not have not...
Think there are too many commericals for kids on TV? Check out the new network, The Hub.

Too Much Screen Time Linked to Psychological Problems

Make sure your kid isn't getting too much screen time. Credit: Corbis
And you thought too much IM-ing was your biggest concern when you bought your child that laptop? Turns out you've got bigger things to worry about. Playing video games and w...
Another reason to limit your kid's video game playing and TV watching: Research finds that too much screen time still has negative emotional effects.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Miley Cyrus' "The Last Song" out on DVD! Credit: Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic
Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. ...

Want Fries With That? Kids See More Fast Food Ads, Fewer for Sweets

Burger, anyone? Fast food ads top those for cookies and candy. Credit: pointnshoot, Flickr
Sweet or salty? When it comes to kids and TV ads, salty wins. Kids are more likely to see television advertisements for fast food than for candy...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Bella, Edward and Jacob continue t...

How 'CSI' Changed Parenting

Ever wonder why your parents let you play outside and maybe even walk to piano lessons, but now those things seem incredibly scary? The answer could be "CSI." Well, not just "CSI," but the fact is: when we watch scary shows like it, and "Law &am...

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