Modern parenting can feel like it requires superpowers. We have the very important job of helping our kids thrive in a rapidly changing world while also working full time, running a household, and keeping ourselves in working order. It’s easy to feel like we’re failing on multiple fronts.

In our professional lives, we learn from our colleagues and solve problems in teams. But our parenting work happens behind the scenes at home, where we struggle in isolation without a lot of support. Parenting resources can leave us feeling even more overwhelmed with all the things we should be doing better and quietly begging the world “please help me solve this problem”.

What Works for Parents is a new project to collect and share tips, tricks, products, and services that solve problems for parents of school age kids and teens. Because parents need superpowers.



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Stuff that Works