Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Parents now want the science behind the advice!

Ahhhh, this is the best mother's day gift here at Momma Data:


No wonder there seems to be a growing thirst not just for authoritative parenting advice, but the science behind that advice. Call it evidence-based parenting. At least two books published in the past year are aimed squarely at parents and parents-to-be who want to know the nitty-gritty of studies covering everything from home birth to vaccines to pacifier use. 

USA TODAY Today's Moms and Dads May Be Parenting By The (Science) Book


I've only waited fifteen years for this kind of article and fervor for the science behind parenting news and advice. It is fervor, right? The article goes on to quote Momma Data friends Alice Callahan, author of The Science of Mom and Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham, co-authors of the new book Informed Parent. If you haven't read them, get them, do yourself a favor.

Pretty funny, did you catch the "may be parenting by the (science) book" headline? As if they just hate to publish something that isn't backed by evidence. And are just a bit reluctant to use the word science. Too risky!


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