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Illustration: Chelsea Beck We’ve learned a lot this year, don’t you think? We know more about respiratory droplets than we ever cared to know, we have a more thorough understanding of the nuances of our electoral process, and we’ve learned that apparently we can work from home and our kids can learn from home for months on end even if we really, really don’t want to. This year’s been like no other, a year when hacks were needed more than ever—especially for parents, and even more especially for parents of little kids—so I pulled together a collection of the year’s best tips and tricks for raising young children. And we’re going to start in the most necessary of places: The Land of the Whine.