An Information Filter

An Information Filter

Modern parents are constantly inundated with all sorts of instructions and advice from books, magazines, web sites, and a wide variety of other sources.  And a lot of it is confusing and conflicting.  Put the baby on her stomach.  Put the baby on her back.  Go to the baby every time she cries.  Let the baby cry it out on occasion.  Doctor So-and-So with his very impressive credentials says one thing, but Dr. This-and-That with his equally impressive credentials says another.  Who are you supposed to believe?  Regrettably, for many mothers and fathers, this comes down to finding out what works and what doesn’t on a prolonged and often unpleasant trial-and-error basis.

Fortunately, there is a convenient shortcut you can take.  As the parent of a child enrolled in Romp n’ Roll you can take advantage of an extremely valuable resource – other parents.  Through casual conversation about common problems, mothers and fathers can use the futile or successful experiences of other parents to filter out a lot of misinformation and nonsense and discover actual solutions.

A lot of good learning is going on at Romp n’ Roll every day, and it is not just the little ones who are engaging in it.

Michael K. Meyerhoff, Ed.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Mike”) is a member of the management team at Romp n’ Roll.  After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also held a position as a researcher with the Harvard Preschool Project.  He may be contacted via e-mail at