16 Polite Habits Teachers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead
Teachers love and appreciate any kind gesture from parents and students ... but there are some things they love and appreciate a little more
How to Write a Thank-You Note to a Teacher That Will Mean So Much
A well-crafted, heartfelt thank-you note to a teacher can become something they treasure for years
100 Sweet Baby Shower Wishes to Send Expectant Parents
Toys break and diapers end up in the trash, but these thoughtful baby shower wishes will be treasured forever
13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago
Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.
16 Forgotten Manners Every Parent Should Teach Their Child
Saying "please" and "thank you" is just the tip of the iceberg.
25 Facts You Learned in School That Are No Longer True
You don't want your kids to think you're a dinosaur—bring your knowledge up to date with these new facts.
8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist
Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....
How Pink and Blue Became the “Girl” and “Boy” Baby Colors
Pink was once considered to be for boys (seriously)!
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...
13 Most Famous Sister Rivalries in History
Sisters always share a deep bond—and sometimes, they share an even deeper rivalry.
33 Middle School Vocabulary Words Adults Still Get Wrong
Think you have a strong vocabulary? See how many of these common 8th grade reading words you can recognize when...
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...
16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends
Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.
Why My Quarantine Birthday Was Actually One of the Best Ever
I was dreading my quarantine birthday. How would I celebrate my milestone year sans party, cake, and gifts?
The New Quarantine Hobby I’m Never Giving Up
From making stained glass to growing sourdough starter, 14 people share their new passions—and some great ideas to fill your...
I’ve Homeschooled My Kids for 3 Years—These Are My Best Tricks
While many parents are being forced into homeschooling for the very first time because of COVID-19, I've been doing it...
Best-Reviewed Board Games to Play While in Self-Quarantine
Banish boredom by turning every night into game night.
Should Schools Bring Back Cursive Handwriting?
A variety of educators and politicians across the country are pushing back against the death of cursive, resurrecting the rite...
12 Examples of Handwriting So Perfect It Could Be a Font
Browse through these stunning examples of penmanship that's so lovely you wish it could be a font.
How to Have Neat Handwriting
Improve your penmanship with these simple tips from a handwriting expert and professional calligrapher.
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.
12 Lost Home Ec Skills Everyone Still Needs
Not everything can or should be outsourced! Here are the basic home ec skills everyone needs to learn.
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.
What Is Mental Math? Tricks to Help You Ditch the Calculator
First of all, it doesn't mean doing trigonometry in your head.
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...