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The family firm : a data-driven guide to better decision making in the early school years / Emily Oster.

Oster, Emily, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

"In THE FAMILY FIRM, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, the big questions in this age come up less frequently. But we live with the consequences of our decisions for much longer. What's the right kind of school and at what age should a particular kid start? How do you encourage a healthy diet? Should kids play a sport and how seriously? How do you think smartly about encouraging children's independence? Along with these bigger questions, Oster investigates how to navigate the complexity of day-to-day family logistics. Making these decisions is less about finding the specific answer and more about taking the right approach. Parents of this age are often still working in baby mode, which is to say, under stress and on the fly. That is a classic management problem, and Oster takes a page from her time as a business school professor at the University of Chicago to show us that thoughtful business process can help smooth out tough family decisions. THE FAMILY FIRM is a smart and winning guide to how to think clearly--and with less ambient stress--about the key decisions of the elementary school years. We all know parenting is a full-time job, so maybe it's time we start treating it like one." -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 649.124 .O852f 2021 (Text) 37814003390474 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/12/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library PARENTING 306.874 OST 2021 (Text) 33892100749044 Adult Parenting Materials Book None 08/16/2021 Available -
Pendleton Public Library PA 306.874 Os7 (Text) 37801000687259 Parenting Collection Book None 09/29/2021 In process -
Southern Wasco County Library 306.874 OSTE (Text) 33892006346812 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 08/10/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 306.874 OST (Text) 33892006674676 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 08/05/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984881755
  • ISBN: 1984881752
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : charts ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-294) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"In THE FAMILY FIRM, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, the big questions in this age come up less frequently. But we live with the consequences of our decisions for much longer. What's the right kind of school and at what age should a particular kid start? How do you encourage a healthy diet? Should kids play a sport and how seriously? How do you think smartly about encouraging children's independence? Along with these bigger questions, Oster investigates how to navigate the complexity of day-to-day family logistics. Making these decisions is less about finding the specific answer and more about taking the right approach. Parents of this age are often still working in baby mode, which is to say, under stress and on the fly. That is a classic management problem, and Oster takes a page from her time as a business school professor at the University of Chicago to show us that thoughtful business process can help smooth out tough family decisions. THE FAMILY FIRM is a smart and winning guide to how to think clearly--and with less ambient stress--about the key decisions of the elementary school years. We all know parenting is a full-time job, so maybe it's time we start treating it like one." -- from book jacket.
Subject: Parenting.
Children.
Technology and children.
Education, Elementary.
Decision making.

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