Emily Oster


Penguin Press







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 greater 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 strangers on 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.

Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University and the author of Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know. She was a speaker at the 2007 TED conference and her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Esquire. Oster is married to economist Jesse Shapiro and is also t...

与Expecting Better相比,这本书告诉了我们,因为人类幼崽的复杂性和可塑性,所以大量问题都没有可靠的解答,至少从目前的研究结论来看,那些养育的细节对长期的影响都不显著。
不愧是经济学家写的育儿书,摆数据讲道理,以数据为基础分析各项问题或者具有争议之事的优劣等等。并不指导你如何带娃,而是讲明决策因子和决策框架,毕竟”The data is the same for us all, but the decisions are yours alone. “
鉴于我娃已经两岁多会走路,直接从第二部分开始读,压力小了很多,感觉可以读完。 啦啦啦,我读完了,可以缓解带娃焦虑感的一本书。
An economist's guide to baby-caring. 解除了很多迷信和焦虑。
The questions she tackled in the book are just common but important. The problem these days people have are never no information rather too much. Having her read and interpret studies as well as data, plus her own decision making sharing is unbelievable helpful.
作者的上一本就很有帮助,这一本继续。受过专业训练的文献分析、概率学和经济学的思维方式给一些争议较大的 Mommy War 问题带来清风般的视角。看完感觉心理准备已完成七七八八,并且能对大部分问题放下焦虑了。
书里最精彩的部分集中在孕期,生产和新生儿部分。作者一丝不苟地分析和解读研究数据,理性且将心比心地引导新手妈妈去思考关于照顾宝宝的每一个决策,着实赋予了我知识与信心 - 相逢恨晚的一本书。
Just try not to think about it.. 这种理念太适合我这种佛性躺平的懒人了