Nov. 17: How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes

A Virtual Conversation with Melinda Wenner Moyer, Author of

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens

Wednesday, November 17, 7 pm EST, on Zoom

Science Writers in New York is pleased to present Melinda Wenner Moyer (@linday2350) a journalist who covers parenting, science and medicine. Melinda will talk with SWINY co-chair David Levine (@dlloydlevine) about her new book, How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens (July 2021 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons).

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 is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people. . . who just might save the world one day.

About Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and a regular contributor to The New York TimesWashington Post, and other national magazines and newspapers. She is a faculty member in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Melinda was the recipient of the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine, and her work was featured in the 2020 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. She was also awarded a 2018 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship. Melinda’s work has won first place prizes in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the Folio Eddie Awards, and the Annual Writing Awards of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her work has also been shortlisted for a James Beard Journalism Award, a National Academy of Sciences Communication Award, and a National Magazine Award. She has a master’s in science, health & environmental reporting from NYU and a background in cell and molecular biology. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, two children, and her dog.

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Wednesday, November 17
7 to 8 pm EST


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