Hello, I am a career driven education researcher turned mom and founder of the blog www.5secondparenting.com. As a wife and new mom of two, I am at the beginning of my greatest research project - raising two children into loving well-rounded adults. I hold a PhD in Education Policy and Research from George Mason University and work full time as a Director of Research for a private educational research firm where I provide content expertise for VA, NJ, NC, PA, and IN public schools. Through this blog I will present the scientific pros and cons of every day approaches to parenting and childhood.