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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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    50 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place

    Kids may be little but they can make a big difference in the world, just by doing these simple acts...


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    21 of the Best Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Kids

    Keep your kids (or fellow grown-ups!) occupied for hours with these scavenger hunt riddles that you can place all around...


    The 10 Silliest Snow Day Superstitions You Believed as a Kid

    Remember when a snow day meant sledding followed by hot chocolate and a cartoon binge? No wonder we would try...


    The Problem with Birthday Balloons No One Talks About

    If you think that balloons are just a bit of harmless fun, think again. Find out the serious risks they...

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    This Is What School Was Like 100 Years Ago

    Your great- (or great-great) grandparents really did have to walk five miles in the snow to get to school! Here's...


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    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.


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    How Hackers Could Use Virtual Schooling to Steal Your Information

    Are you doing everything you can to keep your family safe during the pandemic? If you’re not taking proactive measures...


    A Teacher Told Her Students to Draw What They Were Thankful for—This Was One Student’s Moving ...

    As this teacher learned, some of the most moving lessons are taught by students.


    11 Old-School Classroom Items Everyone Forgets

    When's the last time you saw an overhead projector? Take a trip down memory lane with these old-school school items.


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    10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

    Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on...


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    Heartwarming Stories of Teachers Who Changed Their Students’ Lives

    Good educators share knowledge. 
Great ones make an impression that stays in their students’ hearts forever.


    I’m a Teacher Who’s Back at School—Here’s What What’s Worrying Me the Most

    Between worrying about her students' mental health, her own physical health, and lack of community support, there's a lot keeping...

    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....


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    25 Spooky, Silly Halloween Books for Kids

    Boo! Read these adorable books with your kiddos to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit.


    How Pink and Blue Became the “Girl” and “Boy” Baby Colors

    Pink was once considered to be for boys (seriously)!


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    12 Homeschooling Cartoons Every Parent Will Relate to Right Now

    A lot of parents around the world had to learn how to become teachers overnight. Sometimes, the only way to...


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    5 Traits You Didn’t Know You Inherit from Mom (and 4 You Inherit from Dad)

    Here's why men can't blame their mothers for their receding hairline anymore.


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    What I Wish I Had Known Before Taking My Kids to an Amusement Park During a Pandemic

    Here's what happened when my two kids and I met my mom at the amusement park.


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    14 Things to Do Now to Prepare for Back to School

    Whether the kids will be distance learning or in-person learning this school year, here are 14 back-to-school transition tips you...


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    The Real Reason the School Year Doesn’t Start in January

    This year, going back to school is fraught with challenges and personal decisions. But while we're on the subject, isn’t...

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    How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

    It can feel overwhelming to answer your kids' questions about coronavirus when you're not even sure yourself. Our experts offer...


    What My Students Taught Me About Implicit Bias (Including My Own)

    We all have implicit bias. My students awakened me to my own.


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    I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

    One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


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    Back-to-School Shopping in 2020: How to Save Amid Uncertainty

    Finally, some good news about the upcoming school year: You don’t have to spend a fortune to get everything your...


    14 Crazy Facts About Earth You Never Learned in School

    The planet is almost 25,000 miles around and 4.54 billion years old, and humans are still discovering some of the...


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    Back to School 2020: Navigating the New Normal

    Parents, teachers, and school districts are grappling with the risks of various learning scenarios. Here are some things to think...