Relationships - Parenting

There’s SO much parenting advice out there, and it can be hard to know how to weed out the good from the bad. But we’ve done our best to give you the Reader’s Digest version of honest, heartfelt parenting tips and stories.

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Mitch Albom on What It Means to Be a Real Father to a Special Orphan

What is a real father? An orphan in Haiti teaches ­­bestselling author Mitch Albom a wonderful new definition.

Students Noticed One Boy Was Wearing the Same Clothes Every Day, so They Stepped in to Help

"They went home and hunted through their own drawers and closets."


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Read One Teacher’s Genius Response to the Question “What Do You Make?”

Teacher Taylor Mali's unforgettable, searing retort to a thoughtless question certainly put a dinner companion in his place—and can make...


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11 Ways Teachers Are Going Above and Beyond During Coronavirus

Teaching isn't just a profession—it's a calling. No one embodies this more than these inspirational, innovative teachers, who are doing...


A Man in His 60s Working Towards His Masters Proves That You’re Never too Old to Learn

At 63, Jerry Valencia was determined to get his 
college degree—and his master’s too.


A 4-Week-Old Baby Was in Desperate Need of a Home. The Couple That Took Him in Knew He Was Meant to ...

Sarah Mouracade thought she would never have a child—then a miracle happened.

17 Reasons My Favorite Teacher Changed My Life

It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of another—and teachers are often that person. Check...


11 Stories That Prove the Life-Changing Impact of Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Visiting a parent at work can open up all sorts of career possibilities. To find out just how powerful this...


4 First, Humble Jobs of CEOs That Will Remind You Anything Is Possible

When we encounter top industry leaders it seems as though they were always successful. The truth is everyone has to...


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You’ll Never Believe What This 11-Year-Old Invented to Save Babies Left in Hot Cars

Tragically, many children die in the summer after accidentally being left in hot cars. But this young inventor is determined...

Her Teacher Was Long Dead. Here’s Why This Student Wrote a Touching Thank-You Note Anyway.

This teacher not only taught his class about the periodic table, but also inspiration and curiosity.



“I Wish My Teacher Knew”: One Teacher’s Brilliant Plan to Give Underprivileged Stu...

It's as simple as encouraging her students to write notes saying, "I wish my teacher knew..."


These 3 Teachers Gave Life Lessons You Can’t Find In a Textbook

Readers remember their most influential teachers who continue to impact their lives long after graduation.


The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer

From his students, the teacher learned his lessons slowly but well.

Inspirational Stories: How 5 Extraordinary People Beat All Odds to Graduate

When these strong, powerful people set their minds on higher learning, they wouldn't let everyday challenges get in their way....