So very, very excited to have this sneak peek of #cribsheet out in the world. Four days to launch!
Wise and sharp article by economist Emily Oster on what we do and don’t know about the effects of parenting practices (avoids the see-no-genes fallacy). The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
This book from sounds like a revelation. "Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool" Amazon link: Summary in the NYT: #SocSciResearch
The amazing is a national (no, wait, international) treasure. Her book Expecting Better was a lifesaver when we were expecting (as two older parents in our 40s). Her new Op-Ed is a data-rich gift: The Data ‘Bad Moms’ Need
The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
I love data, and this whole entire article from is exactly what my mother-of-a-13-month-old brain needed today
From : Must you breast-feed? For how long? Will sleep-training damage your baby? Parenting decisions are hard. Science can help, writes .
"I wrote a book on using data to make better choices during pregnancy," writes. "It was natural for me to turn to the data again once the baby arrived."
Fantastic! REASSURING! Data-driven and yet also common sense: piece on parenting dilemmas we DON'T have to worry about!
Thanks, for this terrific piece. I appreciate it both as a mom and as a professor teaching causal inference. Sent this to my students, many who are parents themselves.
An interesting case study on how people read. First read Emily Oster's piece about her new book. Then read the comments posted. The comments barely discuss her article. Instead, the comments appear to be "triggered" by her article.
Great piece in by on... The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
All of the things they tell women are lies.
Really good point: ”The first hour with my kids is great,but by the fourth,I’m ready for some time with my research My job doesn’t have this nose-dive in marginal value-the highs are not as high,but the hour-to-hour satisfaction declines much more slowly.”
I've been a fanboy of since her days at FiveThirtyEight. I wish I had such a data-informed book when my kids were wee and my wife and I were pulling out our hair EVERY DAY. The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
An article for data-loving Moms...& Dads 😂 (I don’t know Dr. Osler, but I sure like her! My sentiments exactly...) via
The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
The only high quality study of the benefits of breast feeding was done in Belarus in the 1990s, found few effects, and the main effect it did find seems likely attributable to water quality issues.
I am always happy when a major publication has a story about how our parenting decisions matter so much less than we think they do.
The Data ‘Bad Moms’ Need: What science tells us about #breastfeeding, sleep training and all the agonizing decisions of parenthood, by via #parenting
Love this data-driven approach to real benefits of recommendations all of us new parents were given — which are limited. via
I love this! The Data ‘Bad Moms’ Need
Life lesson: Stay calm, and heed the data-informed wisdom of . Also: Thank god for . "The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need." The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
And some more data from that show (to me) how socially constructed breast feeding has been: The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
Excellent overview of some big concerns that parents have and data about them. The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need
A terrific introduction by ⁦⁩ to the decisions all parents of young children make—about breastfeeding, sleep training, and work—and how to think about research and advice. Sensible, compassionate, and guaranteed to reduce guilt.
The Data 'Bad Moms' Need via
An article about the available data behind parenting decisions. I love it but am kind of happy that have to admit that we did it in a data-free way. via ⁦
Excellent and calm advice from economist and academic mom Emily Oster. "The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need."
“Many of the benefits cited here do, however, have some basis in evidence, just not always especially good evidence. And even when the evidence is good, the benefits are smaller than many people realize.” Cannot wait to read new book.
Interesting article on various myths and bad advice for #parenting. Covers #breastfeedingmothers, sleep training and #workingmoms.
The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need: What science tells us about breast-feeding, sleep training and the other agonizing decisions of parenthood via