8 Compliments You Seriously Need to Stop Giving to Your Kids
You may think you're building up kids' self-esteem, but you may be unintentionally setting them up to struggle. Here's what...
This “Periodic Table” Shows How Each Element Plays a Part in Our Daily Lives
If you (or your kid) ever wondered why we need to learn about the periodic table, this is for you!
10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine
While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...
Why Do Adult Siblings Stop Speaking? The Psychology Behind Family Estrangement and Sibling Rivalries
Brother and sister estrangement is a surprisingly common, and unspoken, occurrence. Why ties break down and how real families reconciled.
One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings
Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to identify and look out for the lonely kids.
8 Heartwarming Stories of Older Children Who Finally Found Their Forever Home
It's not just infants who need forever families. Grab a tissue: These adoption stories will make you cry—in the best...
7 Pieces of Advice to Take from Your Grandparents and 5 to Forget
Your grandparents are very right about some things…and very wrong about others. This handy guide sorts out the good advice...
25 Things Only Middle Children Understand
The oldest is the first, the youngest is the baby—but where does that leave the middle-borns? For National Middle Child...
16 Explanations You Don’t Owe Anyone—Really
The choices we make define us, so we deserve to be confident in those decisions—No justification necessary. These are the...
17 Secrets of the Happiest Families
Happy families share some habits that make for fulfilling conversation, productive housework, and more subdued arguments.
11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal
It's not about brains, or about the amount of time spent studying. Many of the highest-scoring students attribute their success...
12 Things Middle Children Need to Watch Out For
Middle Child Day is August 12—here's what the middleborn have to be wary of if they want to lead a...
12 Definitive Traits of a Middle Child
Birth order doesn't automatically impact your personality. But there are some common traits that middle children share—beyond peacekeeping.
10 Blatant Lies Your Parents Told You, Debunked By Science
Your suspicion was right: They really did have a favorite child.
This Is the Kind of Parent You’ll Be, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
The way you handle your kids depends on your birth date. Learn how to maximize the strengths and minimize the...
20 Things Your Father-In-Law Is Secretly Thinking
Anonymous dads spill their funny, poignant, and tough-love lessons about life, love and marriage—all in the name of being closer...
11 Serious Consequences of Favoring One Child over Another
If you've got more than one kid, you're showing favoritism, whether you know it or not. Here's why you need...
15 Family Bonding Activities You Can Do Instead of Black Friday Shopping
Do you really want to deal with those crowds? Didn't think so.
30 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with Country Life
Country magazine celebrates its 30th birthday with a tribute to life's simple pleasures.
This Grandma Found the Secret to Staying Close to Her Grandkids—Who Live 800 Miles Away
The tech-savvy grandma will have you rethinking your family reunions, guaranteed.
If Your Child’s Drawings Look Like This, You Could Be Raising a Genius
According to a new study, the real way to find out if you have a genius on your hands isn't...
14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket
Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...
Good News! Science Has Confirmed That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom
There’s a very scientific reason why you can thank mother dearest for your smarts.
12 Things Minimalists Wish You’d Stop Spending Money On
Owning more stuff than you can use doesn't just waste money, it fosters procrastination and increases feelings of anxiety. Break...