Appearances & Events

In her 14 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

“We were fortunate to have Melinda on as a guest speaker to our membership platform and it was beyond refreshing to have an expert who can speak to both real life parenting advice, while combining this with evidence-based, knowledgeable information.  She kept it real and parents walked away with actionable advice and tips!”

Emily Silver, NP-C, IBCLC, co-founder NAPS + Nurture by NAPS

“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


MON,  SEPT 13 / 8 PM EST

The Strand Bookstore: Melinda Wenner Moyer and Christina Hillsberg in Conversation

Join The Strand Bookstore in NYC for a virtual event with award-winning science journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer and former CIA intelligence analyst Christina Hillsberg. They will be discussing their new books How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes and License to Parent. Moderating the event will be popular podcast founder and host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, Zibby Owens. This event will be held on Zoom.



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

Parenting / Book events

Science events

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