Podcast Episode 122: How Data Can Shape Parenting

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 122 of The New Family Podcast where we examine how data can shape parenting.

How can data play a role in our parenting? Tyler Lund, our guest on this episode, has some interesting insights and experiences to share. Tyler is a manager of software development, a blogger and the father of infant sons. He is here to tell us about how he used his background with data to apply A/B testing and machine learning to his newborn twins, and to reflect on how parents might make use of data in the future.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Tyler.

Tyler’s website

Tyler’s blog

Related Episode: How Technology is Changing our Brains and Behaviour

Related Episode: Getting Smart About Kids and Social Media

Tyler’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“It’s almost anti-advice but probably the best advice I’ve gotten is that you have to find what works for you. Don’t just do something because it’s in a book or you read it online or someone else says it’s a going to work. We’ve given a lot of advice from friends, family, co-workers, we’ve even been given a couple of books about things they said worked wonders for them. We tried them out and they just didn’t seem to be that effective for us. There’s definitely no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone will tell you there’s no manual that comes with babies but at the heart of that there is the kind of the gem that you couldn’t have a manual because every single one is different. So you just have to try out different things and see what works for you. And I guess I would add onto that, do that without adding pressure onto yourself. There’s enough pressure and anxiety being a new parent.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by