Data deluge feeds paranoia parenting

By Laura Sanders, 17:38 PM August 13, 2014

We live in the big data era. Apps monitor how much we exercise, eat and sleep. Our moods and productivity can be quantified into neat streams of data that feed master spreadsheets, allowing us to analyze, strategize and optimize our lives. And as new parents know, this data-driven life isn’t just for adults anymore.

Every few days, I get an e-mail alerting me to the newest baby product that claims to take the guesswork, fear and worry out of raising a child. If money is no object, today’s pare...

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