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


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.



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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