Parenting is always an experiment so why not collect the data?
Flexischooling – Our First Findings

Flexischooling – our first findings

Who flexischools their kids and why? Which local authorities support flexischooling? The Dumfries and Galloway Parenting Science Gang's research used Freedom of Information Requests of local authorities, interviews with parents and interviews with teachers to find out more about flexischooling.…

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The Babywearing And Temperature Experiment

The babywearing and temperature experiment

How much should we worry about babies overheating in slings? How hot do they actually get? The Science-Aware Natural Parenting Science Gang collaborated with Dr Davide Fillingeri of Loughborough University. This poster that the group made for our final event…

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Breastfeeding & Healthcare Experiences

Breastfeeding & Healthcare Experiences

Our Breastfeeding & Healthcare Experiences (BF HCE) PSG has been running 2 complementary studies: looking at how personal breastfeeding experiences affect professional practice in health care professionals, in collaboration with Dr Yan-Shing Chang (King's College London), and looking at the…

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PSG Does Breast Milk Science

PSG does breast milk science

Babies. Exciting. Inspiring. Privilege. Happy. Boobs. Empowering. Just some of the words used to describe taking part in Breastfeeding Older Babies and Beyond (BOBAB) and UK Breastfeeding and Parenting Support (UKBAPS) PSGs #breastmilkexperiment. These 2 Gangs wanted to know what’s…

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The Great Feeding Questionnaire Progress

The Great Feeding Questionnaire Progress

Surprising insights into reflux and multiple potential journal papers! If you've got 3 minutes, you can catch up on the progress of Mealtime Hostage Parenting Science Gang by having a look at the poster that they made for our Final…

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Parenting Science – What’s Missing?

Parenting science – what’s missing?

We asked our members whether there is enough research into parenting / parenthood, and where they would like to see more research. In general, PSGers felt that parenting is underrepresented in research and what research there is is often poorly…

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What Do Citizen Scientists Think About?

What do citizen scientists think about?

During our Final Event weekend in York (#parentsdoscience), we invited everyone to contribute to our Head poster that asked “What are you thinking about?”. Anyone could write anything at any time, and so we ended up with everything, from admiration…

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