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About: Hilary Levey Friedman
Full Name Hilary Levey Friedman
Hilary Levey Friedman
Hilary Levey Friedman, PhD is a Harvard sociologist and writer who studies childhood, competition, and beauty.  In January 2012 she became a mother; she loves her son for many reasons, but especially because he lets her sleep through the night!

Posts by Hilary Levey Friedman:

  • Apr 24 2013
    Why “Bet on Your Baby” is Bad for the Babies

    Were you among the millions who tuned in to watch  ABC’s new primetime show Bet on Your Baby, which premiered earlier this month with 2.36 million viewers? This past Saturday the show increased its audience by 17%, with 2.92 million viewers. But it’s … Continue reading


  • Dec 21 2012
    Who Does Your Baby Look Like?

    When I found out I was having a boy, I assumed he would look like his dad. My husband is the spitting image of his own father. On top of their physical resemblance, both are economics professors and both ran … Continue reading


  • Dec 12 2012
    The Euphemisms We Use Instead of “Nanny”

    Parenting is full of euphemisms. It all starts with the “baby bump,” then we get “nursing,” followed by “fussy” and “number two.” I’ve now started using my own parenting euphemism: Sometimes I say my son has a “babysitter” instead of … Continue reading


  • Nov 15 2012
    Should My 8-Month-Old Already Be Competing?

    As he toweled off, my husband asked me, “How old do you think the youngest Floater ever was?” My 8-month-old son, Carston, had just completed his first swim lesson as part of the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (LKSA) at the JCC in Newton, Massachusetts. … Continue reading



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