Ivanka Trump got it exactly right when she called for giving parents more tax relief. For too long, Washington has been focused on creating new government programs to take over parenting tasks or provide specific services to select groups of parents. But that approach fails to recognize that families have very different needs.

An increase in the child tax credit will help all parents by letting them keep more of their earnings to spend as they know is best for their families. This should be a policy idea that has broad, bipartisan support.