There are many decisions to make as a parent.
Breastfeed or bottle? Cosleep or no? Where to find quality care?
And when you reach out for more information while making these decisions, the waters sometimes seem to only get more cloudy.
Emily Oster’s new book, Cribsheet, tackles many common decisions parents make in the early years. But she’s not here to tell you what to do. She’s taking a different approach. Applying her experience as an economist (which, I’ve learned, is really the science of informed decision-making) to her role as a parent, she’s sharing an approach that is equal parts, rigorous data and honest wholistic consideration.
Notes from the Show:
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Get the Book: Cribsheet by Emily Oster
Check out Emily’s earlier book, Expecting Better.
Also mentioned in this episode:
I know for many, the discussion about time outs seems incongruent with my perspective on positive guidance. Here are two discussions about why it isn’t so much what the technique is called as how and why we do it.
For more on selecting a preschool, check out this interview with Deborah Stewart, which includes a downloadable guide: