Ever search for the answer for something online for hours only to wind up more confused? Ever ask other parents for advice only to be told that that if you’re not doing it their way you’re doing it wrong?
You’re not alone.
We think that most parents are “doing it right” (or at least are trying their hardest), but parenting requires us to become jacks of all trades and masters of none. Once we become parents, we’re expected to be doctors, psychologists, chemists, educators, economists, and nutritionists no matter what our background was before. We’re also expected to do it all perfectly the first time and every time.
No one is an expert in every field that parenting touches and no one does everything perfectly all the time. So we bring you the experts in each field, that are also parents, to answer your questions.
We’re members of the Public Health Nerdcore and we know that scientists, academics and medical professionals don’t always do the best job communicating with parents. We want to bridge that gap and create a judgment-free place where parents can find transparent, trustworthy and approachable information on a variety of parenting topics.
We’re offering the facts and just the facts.
The information on TheScientificParent.org is intended to summarize what science can and can’t tell us about specific topics that relate to parenting. We don’t think that science has all the answers, but we think it can point us in the right direction most of the time. We don’t advocate for or against any parenting method because we don’t think that any one method has all the right answers for every child and family.
Let’s face it, parenting is hard and we can use all the help we can get. We’re all in this together.
We don’t recommend that you take medical advice from people on the internet, including from us. The information found on TheScientificParent.org is not a substitute for the care and knowledge provided to you by your physician or board certified primary care provider. It is crucial to talk with your qualified health care provider about any questions or concerns you may have about a medical condition or treatment.