When’s the last time you went down a research rabbit hole?
If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to get caught up in researching the best parenting strategies, tools, and products for our kids.
But holy moly is there a lot of information out there! And it can be challenging to parse out the reliable data and not get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available to us as parents.
In today’s episode, Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University and NYT Best-Selling author of books like Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and The Family Firm, discusses her work in economics and statistical methods to help parents understand and make research-backed choices in pregnancy and parenting.
Join Emily and I as we break down the data (or lack thereof) behind popular parenting advice and what it really means to be a “good mom.”
3 things you’ll learn in this episode:
- Why data literacy is so important for parents
- How data helps us make decisions and gives us perspective
- The surprising data behind popular parenting advice
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“I think we often put too much pressure on ourselves, treating too many choices as if they’re super important. The truth is, a lot of stuff is pretty minor. When people write to me about certain things, I often say, ‘Don’t stress it. Go with the easy option.’ But then there are those big decisions, and that’s where it gets tricky. It’s all about figuring out when to dig into the data and really think about what’s best for your family.” – Prof. Emily Oster
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