I am a wife and mother with a Doctorate in Human Development and Family Sciences. I’m passionate about bringing research-based parenting and child development information into the lives of all parents. Unlike some parenting blogs, I don’t pretend to be a parenting expert, but rather a translator of research into a parent-friendly format.
I believe parenting is not a job but a relationship. I don’t pretend to be an expert on your child. You are the only expert on your child and his/her unique traits and quirks. I see the value of research not in telling us what’s “right” or “wrong” with our parenting, but rather, helping us to see our children with a new lens. I am a scholar, a writer, and (sometimes) a teacher, but mostly I’m a mom of two boys. Like many of you, I’m trying to raise my children into adults who care for others, listen to their inner voice, and use their gifts in a meaningful way in the world.
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Understanding child development research, however, can help inform your decisions with your own children. Research gives you the “big picture” perspective to help balance out the “first-person” perspective you get every day as a parent in your own family.