An empowering new way to make decisions as a parent - take out the judgement, use the data
Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University and the author of Expecting Better. She spoke at the 2007 TED conference and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Esquire. Oster is married to economist Jesse Shapiro and is also the daughter of two economists. She has two children.
Shows that in the hectic haze of parenthood an economist's
perspective can prove surprisingly clarifying
She has crunched all the statistics on breastfeeding, potty training, working mothers and playgroups and discovered there is no optimal set of choices that will produce the perfect child. Most parents say they want happy, well-adjusted, robust kids and there are myriad ways to achieve those results. She's right
It couldn't be more relevant ... steers clear of recommendations and cast-iron guarantees, instead promising to arm parents with information to make the decisions that are right for them
A huge relief from the scare stories ... Cribsheet is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it's not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it's a call for parenting with context, and it's freeing
Both refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down.
The Guilt-Free, Data-Driven Guide to Parenting.... uses science and stats to cut through the confusion of raising a family...Smart, relatable, and funny
PRAISE FOR EMILY OSTER
I am so grateful for her work
A savior for whipsawed mothers ... Oster shows how data, a scary word, can be a humanizing force ... Enriching this analytical brilliance is the common sense and empathy that come from being a mother herself
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