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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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14 Times You Should Definitely Call the School Principal

Real parents share the times they had to call in the school principal—and we asked experts to weigh in on...


This Is the Best School District in America

Is your child going to a good school? Homes.com looked at more than 1,400 schools nationwide to find out which...


12 Homework-Help Secrets Your Child’s Teacher Wishes You Knew

How to help your student study for a test, tackle a science project, and beyond.


12 Cool Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

Our culture emphasizes education as the path to satisfying and lucrative careers. Education is one path to success but not...


7 Common Words That Mean the Exact Opposite of What You Think

"Outlaw," "scan," and "irregardless"... you're using them all wrong.


14 Back-to-School Supplies That Are a Waste of Money

Don't blow your whole back-to-school budget on items that will be quickly broken or discarded like magic ink markers that...


19 Back-to-School Secrets Only Parents of “A” Students Know

Prevent back-to-school meltdowns (yours and theirs) with these simple pro tips. For starters, add printer ink and foam board to...


Genius Swaps That Will Save You BIG on Back-to-School Shopping

Feeling daunted by a long list of school supplies? Get everything on the list for less with a few smart...

15 Ways to Beat Back-to-School Stress

Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family—arm yourself with these tips to have the smoothest back-to-school...


One Father’s Battle Between Working and Giving Attention to His Daughter

In this award-winning story, originally published in Reader's Digest in 1969, a father learns to embrace the chaos of his...


12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius

Do you long to be the funniest pompous twit in the room? Memorize these!


15 Cringe-Worthy Stories About the Worst Roommates Ever

And you thought it was bad when your roommates forgot to clean their dishes.


10 Secrets of Working Parents Who Cook Dinner Every Night

If you're staring at an empty fridge again and reaching for the take-out menus, use these insider tips to make...


10 Trending Baby Names You’ll See Everywhere in 2022

The experts at Names.org are tracking the most popular baby names for 2022. This year's list of trending names is...


13 Things Your Kid’s Sports Coach Is Secretly Thinking

These insider tips from high school coaches across the country are guaranteed to improve your game watching experience and give...


9 Bizarre Facts About Newborn Babies That Doctors Don’t Tell You

Babies can't taste salt, don't shed actual tears, and are missing kneecaps! Here, more weird facts about our littlest humans.


How to Help Prevent School Shootings: 7 Things That Will Make a Difference

Figuring out how to help prevent school shootings is essential to protecting kids and teachers, and these simple but...

10 Money-Saving Habits of People Who Didn’t Take Loans for Their Kids’ College

College is expensive, but taking steps when your kids are young can help you save up by the time they're...


Your Favorite Carnival Games Are Rigged—Here’s How

Sorry, but you probably won't be bringing that giant stuffed animal home.


Americans Have $1.4 Trillion in Student Loan Debt—But Who Gets All That Money?

That’s more than the annual salaries of everyone who lives in Australia combined.


15 Family Bonding Activities You Can Do Instead of Black Friday Shopping

Do you really want to deal with those crowds? Didn't think so.


Prince George’s School Won’t Let Him Have a Best Friend

He may be the third in line for the throne, but Prince George has to obey the rules just like...

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Real Teachers Reveal What It’s Like Teaching a Genius

If you spend enough time teaching, you're bound to eventually encounter a student with truly unbelievable brainpower. Here's how 10...


10 Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations That Even Your Jaded Teenagers Will Love

Want to unplug your high schooler and get your middle school kids to stop rolling their eyes when you mention...


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Princes William and Harry’s Childhood Eating Habits Will Make You Feel Like a Good Parent

You don't need decadent or organic foods to eat like a royal.


11 Adorable Ideas to Make Your Child’s First Day of School Extra Special

New school year, new opportunity to be a model parent—right? We rounded up some of the most adorable ways to...


14 Life Tips Every Recent Grad Needs to Have in Their Back Pocket

Learn how to transition into adulthood and an avoid existential crisis with these necessary pieces of advice for finding your...