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Raising Kids Who Care
Raising Kids Who Care

It's easy--if you lead by example. Five families show you how to get started, stay committed, and… >>

Amazing Life Stories: Parents-Only Edition
Amazing Life Stories: Parents-Only Edition

Make a long story short for your chance to be published in Reader's Digest and win $25,000. Here… >>

Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition
Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition

Here are a few of our favorite entries so far in our “Your Life: The Reader’s Digest Version”… >>

10 Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child
10 Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

Did you know that simply reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for his or her… >>

The Benefits of Blended Families
The Benefits of Blended Families

A look at the hidden strengths of blended families. >>

11 Table Manners That Still Matter
11 Table Manners That Still Matter

If you think people don’t care about etiquette at the table as much as they used to, think again. >>

How to Cope with Boomerang Kids
How to Cope with Boomerang Kids

85 percent of the college class of 2011 is moving back home. Psychologist Carl Pickhardt, offers… >>

10 Best End of the Year Gifts for Teachers
10 Best End of the Year Gifts for Teachers

Though no teacher expects a gift from their students, as a parent it’s thoughtful to thank them… >>

Study Links Frequent School Nurse Visits to Bullying
Study Links Frequent School Nurse Visits to Bullying

If your child seems to be making an unusual number of trips to the school nurse, it’s time to… >>

When Your Child Hates School
When Your Child Hates School

Some of the most common reasons kids hate school -- and strategies to put them back on the road to… >>

Is Your College Student Safe at School?
Is Your College Student Safe at School?

Almost a year after the Virginia Tech shooting, colleges are getting smarter about campus risks. RD… >>

The Home-School Connection
The Home-School Connection

Strategies for developing a home life that will help your child succeed in school. >>

A Look at Single Sex Classrooms
A Look at Single Sex Classrooms

Single-sex classrooms are appearing in public schools all over the country. We get to the bottom of… >>

Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children
Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children

Research suggests infants exposed to mold have more than double the risk of developing asthma, and… >>

What Does 9/11 Have to Do with Going to College
What Does 9/11 Have to Do with Going to College

Technology is keeping families closer than ever. Is that really the best thing? >>

Beach Safety 101
Beach Safety 101

The lazy days of summer are no time to get lazy about water safety. Keep your family safe at the… >>

Affordable Colleges for your Child to Consider
Affordable Colleges for your Child to Consider

These colleges are lower in cost, student centered, led by idealists, and have good core values. >>

5 Ways to Make Your Child's Lunchbox Healthier
5 Ways to Make Your Child’s Lunchbox Healthier

Here are five ways to send your child to school with a healthier lunch. >>

8 Quiet Signs of Someone Drowning
8 Quiet Signs of Someone Drowning

Find out the real warning signs that someone is in trouble in the water. >>

10 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
10 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

Create a memorable way for kids to understand and celebrate Independence Day by making 4th of July… >>