How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes
Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens
“Amid Trump, #MeToo and rising hate crime, science writer Melinda Wenner Moyer decided it was time to learn how to stop her kids becoming ‘assholes’. Her research became an unusual, much-needed parenting book.”
— The Guardian
How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes, which is now being translated into seven languages, is a deeply researched evidence-based primer that provides a fresh and often surprising perspective on parenting issues. It’s a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people. . . who just might save the world one day.
“It’s one thing to say you don’t want your kid to be an asshole. This book gives you data-driven, research-based tools to actually achieve it.”
– Emily Oster, PhD, author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better
“A smart, engaging, honest, and surprisingly useful read about how to nurture decency and generosity.”
– Adam Grant, author of Think Again
“Wenner Moyer crafts a winning guide for parents who wish to build a ‘better, fairer, stronger world.’ This delightful mix of strategy and humor shouldn’t be missed.”
– Publisher’s Weekly, Starred review
THE PARENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
TUES, JAN 11 / 7PM EST
Founded in 1913 as a coalition of parents and independent and private schools, the Parents League of New York supports families and children by providing a broad range of educational and parenting resources. Melinda will join Parents League Executive Director Barbara Scott to discuss some key insights from her book.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
SAT, NOV 13 / 8:30AM EST
University of Scouting Fall Conference – Highland Falls, NY
Award-winning science journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer, the author of the book How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes, will deliver the keynote lecture on raising kind kids at this fall training event for Scout leaders.
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There's nothing more reassuring than knowing that even the people we consider experts (and Virginia knows SO MUCH) struggle with the aspects of parenting that are within their expertise. Parenting is just hard. (That said, lots of good strategies here.) virginiasolesmith.substack.co…