How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes
Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens
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 written for parents who want to raise honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient kids — kids 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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again
“Most parents say we want our children to be kind, compassionate people. Yet everything in the culture urges us to teach something else. . . Melinda Wenner Moyer weaves cutting edge science with accessible stories and actionable tips to help us rebalance those crucial scales, to be the parents we know we can be—and, truly, to raise children who aren’t assholes.”
– Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex
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