Science

What Age is Hardest on (Some) Moms?

Well hello hello! Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, where I break down a new and interesting study I find that somehow relates to parenting. I’m still playing around with the format, so bear with me. As the mother of a 3 year old who informs me daily that …

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Weekend Reads: More Zika, Indoor Snow, etc

Well hello hello! Welcome to Weekend Reads! Before I get going today, I wanted to mention that I’m probably changing things up a bit after this week. I’d like to focus a bit more on writing for GP about new parenting/kids research, so this will likely be my last general …

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Weekend Reads: Zika virus, Counting at Dinner, etc

Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing today? Good? Great! Looking for something to read? Well I got you covered!   If you’re looking for….a book about science: Here’s 20! All starring girls. If you’re looking for….a public health crisis: El Salvador encourages women to consider avoiding pregnancy until 2018 due to …

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(Long) Weekend Reads: Hot Chocolate, Coding, etc

Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing this weekend? Hopefully things are going well for you on this fine (hopefully long) weekend. My weekend’s going well enough that I forgot yesterday was Sunday, so we’re getting weekend reads a day late. Anyway, what are you looking for this weekend? If you’re …

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Weekend Reads: Superhero Science, Waterslides, etc

Well hi there! How’s everything going this weekend? It’s pouring rain here, but that’s easier to remove than snow, so I’m happy. Anyway, what are we looking for this weekend?   If you’re looking for….a good response: Mark Zuckerburg got a comment about how “girls should date the nerd”. Not …

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Weekend Reads: Snake Oil, Picky Eaters, etc

Well hi there! Welcome to 2016 everyone! Yeah we’re a few days in, but still in the “happy new year” range I feel. Anyway, I have had a pretty good start to the new year, and hope you have too. I got a couple links that might be worth your …

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Weekend Reads: Disease games, Disasters and Other Fears

Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing this weekend? We good? Good! What are we in the mood for this weekend?   If you’re looking for….a last minute gift for someone who likes science: Well, epidemiology at least. Try this game. If you’re looking for….a study on kids and disaster: Interesting …

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Weekend Reads: Baby Babble, Kids Coding, etc.

Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing this weekend? We good? Yes, no, maybe? Well, however you’re doing, let’s cut to the chase and get you something to read!   If you’re looking for….verbal development: Check out how babbling improves your kids vocabulary. If you’re looking for….some experimental design: How one …

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Weekend Reads: Road Trips with Kids, Coming Out, Etc

Well hello hello! Happy weekend before the (US observance of) Thanksgiving!   If you’re looking for….a way to survive a road trip: Some good sounding advice here. If you’re looking for….a good recap of how parents can help the coming out process: A good recap of the history and importance …

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Weekend Reads: Reading to Kids, Spanking, Etc

Well hello hello! At least in my time zone it’s technically Monday, but I’m up with a sick pet, so you’re getting it now. So what are you looking for this weekend? If you’re looking for….a guide to talking to your child about tragedy: Try this list of resources. After …

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