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Melinda Moyer On Changing The World By Raising Curious Kids



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Ryan speaks with Melinda Moyer about how the death of her family dog became an opportunity to teach her children about emotions, why feelings of powerlessness led her to write her best-selling book How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes, why encouraging curiosity is a fantastic way to help kids grow up with positive outlooks on life, and more.

Melinda Moyer is a journalist and author whose work focuses on parenting, science, and medicine. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and a regular contributor at The New York Times, as well as a faculty member in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her first book, How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes, was published in July 2021 and won a gold medal in the 2022 Living Now Book Awards. Melinda’s many accolades include the 2022 Excellence in Science Journalism award from The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine, and first place prizes in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Her work can be found at and on Twitter @lindy2350 and Instagram @melindawmoyer.

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