• The Family Firm

    A Data-Driven Guide To Better Decision Making In The Early School Years

    In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more.

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  • Expecting Better

    Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–And What You Really Need To Know

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they’re expecting.

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  • Cribsheet

    A Data-Driven Guide To Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth To Preschool

    Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn’t always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they’re ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren’t necessarily geniuses), and many other topics.

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