The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years (Hardcover)

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From the bestselling author of CRIBSHEET and EXPECTING BETTER, the next step in data-driven parenting from economist Emily Oster

In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more.

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From the bestselling author of CRIBSHEET and EXPECTING BETTER, the next step in data driven parenting from economist Emily Oster


In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more.

Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, the big questions in this age come up less frequently. But we live with the consequences of our decisions for much longer. What's the right kind of school and at what age should a particular kid start? How do you encourage a healthy diet? Should kids play a sport and how seriously? How do you think smartly about encouraging children's independence? Along with these bigger questions, Oster investigates how to navigate the complexity of day-to-day family logistics.

Making these decisions is less about finding the specific answer and more about taking the right approach. Parents of this age are often still working in baby mode, which is to say, under stress and on the fly. That is a classic management problem, and Oster takes a page from her time as a business school professor at the University of Chicago to show us that thoughtful business process can help smooth out tough family decisions.

The Family Firm is a smart and winning guide to how to think clearly--and with less ambient stress--about the key decisions of the elementary school years.

We all know parenting is a full-time job, so maybe it's time we start treating it like one.

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ISBN 9781984881755
Length (cm) 15.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 23.0000
Publisher Penguin Press
Publication Date Aug 3, 2021
Pages (number) 320
Genre Family and Parenting
Author Emily Oster
Signed No
Format Hardcover
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“A revelation for curious mothers-to-be.” —New York Times

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