I’m reading Joshua Gans’ book Parentonomics: An Economist Dad Looks at Parenting. In fact, I’m reading some of it to my kids, which is, apparently a novel use. I emailed Gans about just that and he posted about it on his blog. Take a look.
It is a fun book. I share much of Gans’ perspective on parenting and the associated challenges. He is not shy about questioning many accepted or unaccepted cultural practices and assumptions: toddlers on leashes, the science of car seat safety, the Ferber method, television, breast feeding, etc. It makes for a thoughtful read.
People have strong feelings about these things. I’m sure he got a lot of unpleasant email!