Sleep. We all need it. We all want it. Spinoff Parents scientist Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw explains the science behind infant sleep, and what works and what doesn't.
Duncan Garner's recent column on immigration and K-Mart underpants has had the unfortunate – though highly predictable – effect of reigniting New Zealand's often-poisonous 'immigration debate'. But there's a better way, writes Jess Berentson-Shaw.
Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw chats with Dr Ben Sedley, clinical psychologist, father of three, and author of Stuff That Sucks, a book about teen mental health.
People who are ‘just managing’ in New Zealand are not selfish if they support policies that will help their family most in the short term. But there is a better, more positive way to ease their pain, writes Jess Berentson-Shaw.
Researchers at Motu Institute have found that women who bring exactly the same value to a private firm as the men who work there are paid on average 16% less. Jess Berentson-Shaw considers what that means – and how the stubborn pay gap can be fixed.
Jacinda Ardern has outsourced Labour's decision on a capital gains tax to a working group. But why? It's time we stopped treating tax working groups as the magical solution to problems in the tax system, writes Jess Berentson-Shaw.
Last week ActionStation and the Morgan Foundation launched Liz and Sam’s story. Since then, the pick a path game based on the lives of New Zealand families living on low incomes has been played close to 16,000 times. Its co-creator Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw explains the two years of research underpinning the game.
National today announced a policy package aimed at preventing youth crime, including a plan to send 'youth offenders' to boot camps. The Morgan Foundation head researcher and Spinoff Parents science expert Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw explains why this is a terrible idea.
Today ActionStation and the Morgan Foundation launched Liz and Sam’s Story, a pick-a-path game based on the lives of New Zealand families living on low incomes. In the first of a two-part series, the Morgan Foundation's Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw discusses the in-depth research behind the game.
David Seymour and the ACT Party believe that only parents who are wealthy should be able to have children. Many, many parents, including Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, disagree.