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.

Read excerpts of the book in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Parents magazine.

“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

Featured Articles

THE NEW YORK TIMES

How To Raise Kids Who Won’t Be Racist

Open conversations about race and racism can make white children less prejudiced and can increase the self-esteem of children of color. Read more…

PARENTS MAGAZINE

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Sometimes it seems as if the fighting will never end—who gets to use the iPad, who gets to sit in your lap, who gets the bigger slice of cake. A new book offers some research-backed ways to keep the peace. Read more…

THE WASHINGTON POST

Kids Are Experiencing Anxiety About A ‘Return to Normal’

If you, as a parent, have been experiencing anxiety about the “return to normal,” your kids are likely to be harboring similar feelings, perhaps even to a greater degree. Read more…

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Women Report Worse Side Effects After a Covid Vaccine

Men and women tend to respond differently to many kinds of vaccines. That’s probably because of a mix of factors, including hormones, genes and the dosing of the shots. Read more…

 

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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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How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Melinda Wenner Moyer in conversation with Emily Oster

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How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes is 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.

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