Finally, a book that presents the latest scientific research on home birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines, and other key topics--so that parents and parents-to-be can make their own best-informed decisions.Most parenting books present a philosophy--what the author believes readers should do to raise happy, healthy kids. But more and more parents and parents-to-be prefer to make up their own minds, based on the latest findings as well as their own preferences. Science writers and parents themselves, Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham have sifted through research studies on dozens of essential topics, and distill them in this essential and engaging book. In the era of questionable Internet "facts" and parental oversharing on social media sites, it's more important than ever to find credible sources of information in order to make the most informed decisions. This book fills that gap.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tara Haelle writes about parenting, health, and science for NPR, Forbes, Washington Post, and other national publications.
Emily Willingham, PhD, is a science journalist and Forbes contributor whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Discover, and other national publications.