Melinda Wenner Moyer is a journalist who covers parenting, science and medicine.

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a journalist who covers parenting, science and medicine.

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How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes

Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens

“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

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes 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

“I can’t think of a more important life lesson than ‘don’t be an asshole.’ Unfortunately, many kids don’t learn it—because many parents fail to teach it. Thanks to this book, they no longer have an excuse. It’s a smart, engaging, honest, and surprisingly useful read about how to nurture decency and generosity.”

Adam Grant, author of Think Again

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How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes

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How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Melinda Wenner Moyer in conversation with Dr. Tracy A. Prout Bunye

Join writer Melinda Wenner Moyer and psychologist Tracy A. Prout Bunye in conversation about how to raise great kids. This event is appropriate for parents but you might want to leave the young ones at home.

Melinda Wenner Moyer is an award-winning contributing editor at Scientific American, widely read parenting columnist at Slate, and regular contributor to The New York Times. How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes is her first book.

Tracy A. Prout Bunye is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, focusing on psychodynamic therapy process and outcomes. She runs an integrative clinical practice.

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Psychiatrist and parenting expert Robin Berman, MD, will join Melinda Wenner Moyer in conversation about her new book How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes.

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RT @BabesaboutTown How to raise kids in a prejudiced world > check out my interview by ⁦@lindy2350⁩ in her wonderfully named newsletter ‘Is My Kid the Asshole?’ melindawmoyer.substack.com/p/…

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