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#parentsdoscience – a sneak peek at our Final Event schedule

We can’t wait for our Final Event this weekend. Here’s a sneak peek at our schedule.

Our keynote Welcome speech will be by Dr Alice Jones, Director of Goldsmiths University Unit for School and Family Studies. She will talk about what Parenting Science Gang has meant to her, and her research on sleep and tantrums, inspired by her discussions with the PSG volunteers.

The Results Fair will have representatives from each of our groups, sharing the results of their research so far. These are:-

  • Science-aware Natural Parenting – babies’ temperature when carried in slings and carriers
  • Dumfries and Galloway, Bumps, Babies and Beyond – Flexischooling in Scotland
  • Breastfeeding Older Babies and Beyond (BOBAB)/UK Breastfeeding and Parenting Support (UKBAPS) – the composition of breastmilk for older children
  • Breastfeeding and Healthcare Experiences – mother’s experiences of breastfeeding support from healthcare providers, and healthcare providers’ experiences of breastfeeding themselves, and how that affected their advice and support to patients.
  • Let Toys be Toys – effect of gender stereotypes in children’s books
  • Mealtime Hostage – relationship between children’s eating behaviour and their emotional behaviour and sensory sensitivity
  • Big Birthers – the experiences of larger mums in pregnancy and labour

Several of our academic collaborators will also be there, to discuss their experiences on the project, and help their groups share their findings.

Sunday’s schedule continues below.

Family friendly

At Parenting Science Gang, our events are always family friendly!

While our members are talking all things PSG, their children and other adults will be off exploring the sights of York or having fun with one of the nannies or our play leader. On Saturday afternoon, the children and other adults will be invited to see the Results Fair and we’ll all celebrate together in the evening with a meal, prize giving and storytelling.

See you Saturday!

If you’re coming along, we can’t wait to see you! If you’re not, then there’s no need to miss out – look out for #parentsdoscience on Twitter and Facebook to follow along.

 

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