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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BOOK LAUNCH EVENT
SUN, JULY 18 / 4 PM EST
How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Melinda Wenner Moyer in conversation with Dr. Tracy A. Prout
Join writer Melinda Wenner Moyer and psychologist Tracy A. Prout in conversation about how to raise great kids. This event will be held outside at Desmond-Fish Public Library and is appropriate for parents but you’ll want to leave the young ones at home.
Melinda Wenner Moyer is an award-winning contributing editor at Scientific American, a regular contributor to the New York Times, and a former Slate parenting columnist.
Tracy A. Prout is Associate Professor of Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, where she teaches and conducts research on child therapy process and outcomes. She has a private practice in Beacon, NY where she works with children, adults, couples, and families.
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THURS, NOV 04 / 8 PM EST
Virtual Open Mind
The Open Mind is a community film and lecture series that brings together thought leaders in science and culture to present programs about mental health issues as a free public service to the community. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, these programs were held in-person at UCLA but are now presented on a virtual zoom platform, attracting a national and international audience.
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.