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Parenting from the left side of the brain

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Physicist Dan Sisan, pictured with daughter Hannah Quinn Sisan in January 2008, could not get his daughter to stop crying so he turned to academic journals for answers. (Courtesy of Dan Sisan)


Hannah Quinn Sisan, pictured in January 2008 at her home in Washington, D.C., inspired her father, physicist Dan Sisan, to do academic research on infant crying. (Courtesy of Dan Sisan)

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Scientist parents don't necessarily check their analytical minds at the nursery door. Some of them look on the common problems of parenting as an intellectual puzzle that needs to be solved.