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

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.

“Crucial, timely, and wise. This is the parenting handbook for raising the next generation.”

– Carla Naumburg, PhD, author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids

How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes

Featured Articles

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Okay, I’m Vaccinated. Can I Do All the Things?

How to be safe — but still enjoy life — during this strange time when some are vaccinated and many still aren’t. Read more…

THE NEW YORK TIMES
If You're Offered a Vaccine, Take It

If You’re Offered A Vaccine, Take It

Declining a Covid-19 shot because you think it should go to someone else won’t help anyone. Read more…

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

You Can Get through This Dark Pandemic Winter Using Tips from Disaster Psychology

Deaths are surging, and mental health is strained. But coping strategies people use amid other catastrophes can help. Read more…

ELEMENTAL

Why Even the Most Reasonable People You Know Are Bending Covid Safety Rules

Social distancing guidelines go against our deepest instincts and cultural norms. Can we overcome that as a society? Read more…

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ASJA WRITERS CONFERENCE

THURS,  APR 22 / 3 PM EST

Fact Checking: What You Need To Know

ASJA conference

The cautionary tales abound of authors whose books came out only to be vilified in the press for errors. Even the most conscientious author can make mistakes or forget to doubly confirm a key piece of information, so that’s why fact-checking becomes so important for nonfiction books. But what can you expect in working with a fact-checker, and what do you do if your publisher isn’t offering you one. Come to this panel to learn how the fact-checking process works, how to help it run smoothly, and whether and how to hire an independent fact-check if your publisher isn’t using one.

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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.

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