Saturday, February 22, 2014

The science of sprogs

If there's one thing that's utterly bewildering to a first-time parent, it's the apparent illogicality of your child's behaviour (particularly if they're throwing a strop). You frantically cycle through as many possible explanations as you can think of in the hope of alighting on the right course of action. Almost equally baffling is the constantly contradictory advice you're given or read. Some advice has a pseudo-scientific sheen to it - but is it really grounded in solid, peer-reviewed research?

Growth Curve, a blog from the Society for Science & the Public, promotes the latest research into babies and young children in an accessible way, with recent posts on the value of feeding your child organic food and how best to read books to them.

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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