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Cribsheet

A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool
Auteur(s): Emily Oster
Narrateur(s): Karissa Vacker
Durée: 10 h et 36 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 évaluations)

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From the author of Expecting Better, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.

With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet, she now tackles an even great challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. 

As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule - or three - for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? 

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. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. 

Economics is the science of decision-making, and Cribsheet is a thinking-parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert - and mom of two - who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions - and stay sane in the years before preschool.

*Includes a Bonus PDF of graphs. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Emily Oster (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

“Parents new and old will find reassurance in this commonsense approach.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Parents who find comfort in statistics, and especially those who enjoy Malcolm Gladwell’s works, will appreciate [Cribsheet].” (Booklist

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If you are a chronic worrier like me, read this.

The author used humor mixed with data to provide peace of mind to a new parent.

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Awesome book

Loved how the content was based on quality research. I’ll definitely recommend this to my friends!

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  • Lklns
  • 2019-05-14

Good, but it seems like there isn't a lot of data

Many of the conclusions were, "there's not enough data to know, so do whatever you want," which was a little disappointing!

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  • Yanina Sarquis Adamson
  • 2020-01-18

Loved every chapter except one

I loved this book. There is so much research put into it that my scientist heart rejoyced with every study the author Emily Oster cited. She explained them all in a simple way for everyone to understand and she was even funny along the way. In addition, the narration by Karissa Vacker could not be better. I will in fact be looking for other things narrated by her.

However, I have to mention one section that I profoundly disagreed with. The DISCIPLINE chapter. Here, she says that "there is a punishment component in discipline". No no no and no. She goes on to say that rewards and punishments are the way to go, including time outs. Any new parenting book will tell you that these approaches do not work. If the kid cannot do whatever you are asking him to do, it's because they can't. This premise ("kids do well if they can") is the base of all new parenting books. If you do a simple google search, you will see that "time outs" have been replaced by "time ins". If a child is misbehaving it is because he is disregulated, and if he is disregulated he needs a caring adult to co-regulate him until he can do it for himself. Sitting by himself in a corner will not accomplish this. Moreover, "children's compliance" is not a good metric of effective discipline, as kids can learn to follow orders just because they are afraid and not having learned a thing about emotion regulation. If you want a great and short parenting book that discusses discipline read/listen to Janet Lansbury's "No bad kids". To know what to do with older kids read/listen to Dr. Ross Greene's "Raising human beings", and for an explanation of why these approaches work, read/listen to Mona Delahook's "Beyond behaviours", or Dan Siegel's "The whole brain child".

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  • Jecoco
  • 2019-05-07

Great content, cloying narration

I like Emily Oster’s work and enjoyed this book. Unlike the matter-of-fact content, the narration sounds like a patronising, condescending morning talk show host.

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  • Kindi Wahlstrom
  • 2019-05-17

biased but overall well done

This is a good book with some good advice. there are some obvious personal biases in the author's writing but she does a good job looking at different subjects from an analytical point of view. As a pediatrician I agree with most of what she says, although she does make suggestions that are skewed toward what she wants the data to be interpreted as. I would advise people to discuss things with their doctor before making decisions. But altogether one of the better books on this topic.

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  • Alice
  • 2020-02-10

It’s fine

It’s a good book, and I really respect the valiant efforts the author made at being evidence-based. I think it’s hard to encompass all of early child parenting succinctly, and it seems like she’s done a good job picking and choosing the most relevant topics.

The main issue I have with this book (and most what-to-expect style books) is that the author writes for a Type A audience and I am just not that. I’m 8 months pregnant and skeptical of basically everything. The book assumes parents have a baseline need/desire for apps that track baby feeding/pooping schedules, want to have a discussion on vaccines, or want to go on multiple nanny/daycare interviews before making any choices about childcare. My type B self starts with the assumption that if most people turn out fine and diseases went away when vaccines became mainstream, why waste so much time thinking? Just pick a daycare or nanny that’s convenient for the budget, get the shots, and worry about something else. The book concludes with the data-driven finding that shots are good and that childcare styles don’t matter that much, so I feel have learned nothing that will change my anticipated parenting style. I’m still waiting to read a parenting book geared toward the Type B parent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-27

data

All the data makes it easier to decipher on choices. For opinions are sprinkled throughout this which at times a little overdone. However it's easy to distinguish the data from her opinions and most the time she States or opinions straightforward. Easy to listen to easy to read book. I'd buy more of her books

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  • Sheena Dayton
  • 2020-01-06

The best parenting book out there

Dad to a 9 month old and this was the best parenting book I have read. PERFECTLY captures the key worries we face as parents and provides the data to support decision making - wishing I would’ve read prior to the birth. Nonetheless, it is especially helpful in today’s day and age of endless opinions, headlines and articles suggesting all sides to every topic.

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  • kimia
  • 2020-01-01

not conclusive

it was more personal experience and not focused and very scattered.
I personally prefer to read books with robust opinion and not based on my kids stories.

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  • Madelyn Gaines
  • 2019-12-28

great info

must read. great things to think about and a great reminder at the end of the book.

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  • Elizabeth S Marx
  • 2019-12-11

Outstanding!

I’m a father of 2 and married to a pediatrician. This book is the best resource for parents I’ve come across. Rigorously researched, data-driven, and witty, it’s a must-read for expectant and current parents alike.