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Whether you're reading a book, newspaper, or magazine article, it's always a good idea to summarize the information in your head or on a piece of paper. Summarizing, or summing up the main ideas, helps you focus on the most important points in the article or story.

When you summarize, eliminate unnecessary details. Focus on the main idea of the whole passage.

Parents who have parents to help with childcare are lucky. But the two generations may have very different ways of thinking about the proper way to raise a child. These differences can lead to tension, stress, and family fights.

Which is the main idea?
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