Women have been developing these skills in quiet, subtle and extremely successful ways for centuries - the fine and delicate art of multitasking for instance - which still baffles male scientist to this day (whilst women scientist run 4 other experiments)
But the modern parent requires a few additional strings to the bow- and being a bloke about it I'm not about about to be subtle about my skill sets. I'm gonna gloat.
I have a superpower.
I have the ability to be heard over a screaming pack of children and stop a child in its tracks, just using the power of my voice. I've used it more than once to locate my kids in 3 foot high sea of bodies. And to stop them running toward roads- or ice creams. And when I do this people stare at me as if I've just parted the seas.
It's a blessing and a curse.
Sure- the kids pay attention but so do the adults and then everyone knows it's your kid wielding the giant stick in a dangerous manner. And then you get a few looks. The look that says "cancel next weeks play date."
So with great power comes great responsibility and I've tried to limit my power to life saving scenarios and rely on eye contact and the "stare" which I have been working on for some years.
Soon- that will be my next super power. When I get to Ann Robinson level. More training required for that.
Come down and show us next weekend. Or volunteer and we will erect a statute in your honour.*
*A small one. Made of playdoh.