If you have found this blog, you probably have some interest in child development and parenting. I am a research “nerd” and I love to share anything I learn about child development with other parents out there. I hope this blog will become a great resource for you.
When I’m not reading research, I am a stay-at-home mom to two very active little boys. My days are filled with Legos, sword fights, refereeing squabbles, and trying to keep up with little feet. Like many of you, I’m always looking for resources to help me turn these little boys into responsible, caring adults.
The truth is, many of you probably never wondered what those professors really study because you never have the opportunity to read or hear about their research. Years ago, as a graduate student in Human Development and Family Sciences, I realized that most of the great work done in universities never sees the “light of day” because the findings are locked away in academic journals that most of us never read. I remember sitting in class and hearing these great, compelling research findings and thinking it was so sad that most parents would never hear about them.
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