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Interview: ‘A Quiet Place’ star prefers ‘Battlefront 2’ over ‘Fortnite’

Director John Krasinski's $328 million horror hit, "A Quiet Place," is the second blockbuster in a row for 13–year-old actor Noah Jupe, who was previously best known for the film, Wonder. The 13-year-old English actor, who just completed Ford v. Ferrari with Matt Damon and Christian bale, took some time to talk about his early body of work (he's already been in seven films and four TV series in the past three years) and his role as Marcus Abbott in A Quiet Place to coincide with the 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release of the Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment horror release. And of course, we talked about video games, a favorite pastime of kids of all ages, in this exclusive interview.

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Parents @ Play: Fun in the sun

The weather outside is lovely, these days, and we're trying to spend as much time out there as humanly possible. If you're looking to join us, here are some fun options.

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Ex-etiquette: Handling separation anxiety, depression

My ex and I split up about a year and a half ago. I have read that kids do better when both parents are active in their lives, and their mother and I are doing our best, but I'm afraid my kids have separation anxiety. Two days before they're scheduled to go back to their mother's they get very clingy. But, to make matters worse, I think I'm showing signs of depression. I have no interest in doing any of the things I used to do and sometimes I'm so exhausted I can barely move. What can I do to help my family, and myself, cope with the adjustment?

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Lori Borgman: How window air conditioners brought the Ice Age

I'm of the last generation that grew up without air conditioning as a standard feature in most homes. We got air conditioning eventually, but only after Mom and Dad were sure we'd endured enough blistering summers to remember what suffering was like. Parents back then were concerned their children might turn out spoiled so they let kids do things like sweat in the heat.

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Living with Children: I spy toilet-training atrocities

Strolling through my go-to grocery store the other day, I happened down the Baby Products aisle where I spied packages of toilet-training pants featuring pictures of happy children who looked at least three, some as old as five. The first question that came to mind: Why would a five-year-old who is continuing to eliminate on himself be happy? Perhaps a spokesperson for the unnamed manufacturer of said diabolical apparel will answer that question for me.

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Fun with food: Let's try beets

These bright-red veggies are super nutritious and surprisingly sweet. Here, Melanie Potock, a pediatric feeding specialist and author of "Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables With 100 Easy Activities and Recipes," gives you three ways to help your kids learn to love 'em!

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Game review: 'The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit,' excellent interactive story has tons of heart

Parents need to know that "The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit" is an interactive story adventure available for download on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. The game follows a young boy coping with real world issues through the use of his imagination and his fantasy of being a comic book superhero. There's some mild violence when the boy, Chris, plays with his action figures and as he enjoys his make-believe adventures. It's also implied that Chris has been physically hurt by his father, who's fighting a losing battle with alcoholism. Throughout the game, Chris's father swears directly at Chris on occasion and can be heard using profanity in the background, cursing at the television with frequent use of "f--k," "s-- t," "ass," and other language.

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App review: Westworld, kid-friendly strategy game based on HBO's very adult TV show

Parents need to know that Westworld is a free-to-play strategy app based on the hit HBO TV series of the same name. Though cartoony rather than realistic and far tamer than the show, park guests do shoot robots and engage in fistfights, although no blood or gore is shown. It also features mild nudity, with naked robots that don't show nipples or genitalia, and "romance" represented by kissing, embracing, and flowers. There's also gambling in saloons. The in-app shop is frequently promoted through in-app messages, and connections to other users are encouraged via the built in "co-worker" social network and Facebook. The app's privacy policy describes the kinds of information collected and shared. To read the privacy policy in full, visit Warner Bros. Entertainment's official website.

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5 ways to talk to your kids about swearing – and why

As kids get older, they come across strong language in everything from YouTube videos to online comments. And lately, the amount of swearing in public discourse seems to have bumped up a few notches. Samantha Bee was recently chastised for using the "C" word on TV, and news about nasty Twitter posts are hard to avoid. Parents can take advantage of these moments by explaining how shows (and other media) get attention for profanity – a strategy that's part of selling a product.

Holiday toy safety tips for kids of all ages

Thousands of toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms nationwide each year. So, when you're out shopping for the perfect gift to tuck under the tree, think safety first. Here are tips to keep little ones happy and out of the ER.