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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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    A Muslim Exchange Student and a Christian Girl from Texas Became Inseparable Friends. Then the Unthi...

    Sabika was a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan. Jaelyn was 
a homeschooled Christian. 
Somehow, they became inseparable—until the unthinkable happened.

    Why Writing—Not Typing—Will Make You Smarter

    Choosing a pen over a keyboard does wonders for your memory.

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    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...

    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.

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    How Handwriting Has Changed Over the Last 100 Years

    From beautiful ornate script to texting—handwriting has come a long way in the past century.

    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.

    8 Strict School Policies That Went Too Far

    Some rules are made to be broken...because they don't make any sense.

    This Is How Much Snow It Takes to Shut Down Schools Across America

    Some towns are just better equipped for snowfall than others. Where does yours stack up?

    One Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—and It’s Not About Guns

    Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely.

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    This Is What a School Day Looks Like in Other Countries

    From recess-filled days to class at sunrise, school around the world sometimes looks very different than it does in the...

    20 Funny Test Answers That Are Secretly Genius

    Even though the answers were very wrong, all of these students should at least get some points for creativity.

    What Is Mental Math? Tricks to Help You Ditch the Calculator

    First of all, it doesn't mean doing trigonometry in your head.

    18 Things You Won’t Find in Schools Anymore

    As things evolve, so does the way students are taught, and that means classrooms look a lot different than they...

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    18 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

    Looking for a child-friendly fur baby to bring home to your family? Kids and dogs have an almost-magical connection with...

    What Kids Did a Decade Ago That They Don’t Do Anymore

    The world is changing rapidly, as evidenced by these once-beloved interests of kids that have gone by the wayside within...

    Why Can’t Babies Have Honey?

    Protecting your little one means knowing what's safe. So why can't babies have honey? The answer is in bacteria—and how...

    One Teacher’s Genius Strategy for Addressing Students’ Mental Health

    Nearly one in five school-aged kids in the United States have struggled with a mental health disorder and countless more...

    20 Rude Habits Your Child’s Teacher Wishes You’d Stop

    "No I can't give up my lunch break to help your child with their homework, I'm human and I need...

    How to Win Monopoly, According to Experts

    Pro players share their tricks of the (property) trade.

    21 Funniest Yearbook Quotes That Will Make You Crack Up

    "Brandon is the best kid in school, everyone loves Brandon." How do we know? Brandon said so. Read on for...

    What Homecoming Looked Like in the 1950s

    The celebrations were just as big, but the dresses and football uniforms have changed quite a bit.

    50 Popular Baby Names 2019

    The hottest new baby names for 2019 are taking a sharp turn away from past favorites like Hannah and Michael....

    11 Signs Your Child Could Be Gifted

    Is your kid just smart or one of the intellectual elite?

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    25 Education Quotes That Inspire a Love of Learning

    Knowledge is power! And the key to a fulfilling life. So get inspired with these wise quotes about the power...

    This Is What School Pictures Looked Like 75 Years Ago

    Getting every student in the class to look at the camera and smile has always been a challenge.

    12 School Backpacks Doctors Buy for Their Own Kids

    We spoke to doctors and health experts to see which backpacks they're really buying for their own kids because growing...