Appearances & Events

In her twelve years as a science-based parenting columnist, Melinda has uncovered many surprising truths about raising kids. She has developed a deep knowledge of the research on crucial parenting issues and is able to provide practical, evidence-based strategies on a range of questions, including how to raise anti-racist kids, how to help siblings get along, how to talk with kids about sex and pornography, how to handle screens and technology, and how to foster healthy self-esteem. She has shared her wisdom at schools, universities, professional conferences, and community events. Melinda also has experience talking about science journalism and science communication.

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“A wonderful presentation! Her wisdom and humor shone through, and the audience learned so much.”

Joan Henderson, Advancement Director, The Island School, Bainbridge Island, WA

“After being captivated by her science-based parenting articles, we were honored to host Melinda on our webinar series. What a treat!  Her deep expertise inspired a chat that was more active than we had ever seen!”

Debbie Rosen, founder, the StudyPro Executive Function and Study Skills Center

“Melinda Wenner Moyer is one of the most down-to-earth, informative, inspiring, data-driven, hopeful and knowledgeable podcast guests I have ever interviewed.”

Joanna Mandell, host of the Clam Chatter podcast

Contact Melinda if you’re interested in booking her for an event or media appearance.

Upcoming Events



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.



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.

Past Events

Coping Now and Later: Building Resilience that will Last a Lifetime

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