Smarter Parenting was born out of a desire to fill what we saw as a gap: a lack of evidence-based information for parents in language they can understand. We believe that parents want to keep up to date on the latest research in parenting. But a brief online search shows that it is difficult to find such resources written for the layman, perhaps someone like you, a regular parent.
Our interest in the subject of parenting and science is only natural. As a portal of Kars4Kids, Smarter Parenting shares the aim of giving our children the best possible experience in parenting, family environment, and education. Knowledge is what parents need most to get the job done right.
At Smarter Parenting, we think that sharing knowledge is part of mentoring, and mentoring happens to be the most important facet of the work we do at Kars4Kids. In that light, we offer our website as a kind of mentor to parents. Not sure what to do when your baby won’t stop crying? Curious about the latest research on ADHD? We have tried to make Smarter Parenting the place where parents know they will receive trustworthy information in their own everyday language.
Here at Smarter Parenting, parents can find up-to-date information on child-rearing and education written for regular people in simple terms. We do our best to offer you the latest scientific research on such topics as sleep, smartphone use, substance abuse, the teenage brain, spatial awareness difficulties, and bonding.
We also provide parents with evergreen resources on a range of parenting topics including teething, choosing a babysitter, and an overview of alternative school systems like Montessori. We speak with experts in the field, and cover the topics you care about as a busy parent looking to get accurate information, the first time out. Because no one was born knowing how to parent.
About Varda Meyers Epstein
Varda Meyers Epstein serves as editor in chief of Smarter Parenting. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Varda is the mother of 12 children and is also a grandmother of 12. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Learning Site, The eLearning Site, and Internet4Classrooms.
Smarter Parenting is the parenting portal of Kars4Kids, a nonprofit car donation program whose proceeds underwrite mentoring and educational programs for Jewish children. Kars4Kids helps you with the hassle of getting rid of your old car, offering free towing and a tax deduction. In return, your donation funds scholarships for schools, summer camps, and year-round holistic programming to build the whole child and the child’s family, too.