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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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    What Do All Babies Need, Yet Aren’t Getting Equally?

    To break the cycle of poverty, young children need something that’s as free and abundant as air. An extraordinary program...


    Judging Jack: When a Teacher Finally Understands a Student

    I thought my student was ordinary. I came to learn he was just too busy being brilliant.


    The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn

    The lessons she taught went far beyond the three Rs.


    The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer

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


    11 Adorable DIY Baby Shower Gifts

    If your friends are expecting, shower them with these cool, unusual, adorable, easy, new-baby keepsakes.


    10 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts Anyone Can Make

    Create a fun, fast DIY present with your kids to show their teachers a little gratitude and appreciation at the...


    How Bunker Roy and the Barefoot College Plan to Light Up the World

    A social activist taps one of our planet’s greatest power sources: grandmothers.


    Falling for Math

    A scholar describes how humble numbers can beautifully illuminate our world.

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    Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

    Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind.


    Why Finnish Babies Don’t Sleep in Cribs

    Generations of mothers are connected by a simple gift.


    The True Story of Two Men Who Found Fatherhood on the Subway

    An abandoned baby and a judge with a hunch turned two New York men into parents.


    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....


    The Blithering Idiot’s Guide to Retaking the SAT…at Age 35

    If you’ve ever considered doing something stupid like retaking the SAT when you didn’t have to, put down that No....


    Why Do Top Students Cheat?

    Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic.


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    10 Fast, Fun Lunch Box Recipes

    When packing up kids’ lunches, stick with food that’s easy-to-transport, wholesome, and full of fun flavors. Need ideas? Try these...


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    The No-Fail Guide to Packing Kids’ Lunches

    Here's how to easily and efficiently pack a meal that stays safe, un-squished, and delicious all the way through lunchtime.

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    How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field

    Playing a sport is one of the best ways kids can keep healthy. But along with the benefits of regular


    The Must-Have College Packing List

    Sending kids off to college is stressful enough. Why let packing add to your anxiety? Use this list to make...


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    10 Best End of the Year Gifts for Teachers

    Though no teacher expects a gift from his or her students, as a parent it’s thoughtful to thank your child's...


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    How to Build a Baby Bookworm

    There are few gifts you can give your child greater than a love of reading. Here are some simple tips...


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    Bizarre Baby Names: A Growing Trend?

    You named your kid what? Welcome to the latest extreme sport.

    Top Tips for Buying Baby Clothes

    Use these six guidelines when purchasing clothes for babies to avoid being left with expensive garments your little one wore...


    13 Baby Products That Are a Waste of Money

    Here's a list of baby gear you can do without.


    14 Old-School Tricks to Help You Remember These Everyday Facts

    These simple rhymes and mnemonic devices can help you recall everything from the alphabet to the Wonders of the World.


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    15 Funny Back-to-School Jokes

    Jokes about teaching and learning that will make you laugh out loud.


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    Common School Sports Injuries

    Whether your kids play basketball, soccer, or any other youth sport, they always run the risk of injury. Help reduce