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"How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A**holes" (Encore)

Aired on Thursday, September 15th.
Photo via the Humanium website
Aired on Thursday, September 15th.

"Blending an upbeat, humorous tone with straightforward advice, Wenner Moyer crafts a winning guide for parents who wish to build a 'better, fairer, stronger world.' This delightful mix of strategy and humor shouldn't be missed." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

(Note: This show first aired last year.) Our guest is the award-winning science journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer, whose work appears in Slate, Scientific American, and The New York Times. She's also a parent, and she joins us to discuss her first book, which is now out. "How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A**holes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting -- from Tots to Teens" is a guidebook focused on the various concerns that moms and dads actually have in today's America. From respectfully navigating social media and avoiding bullying to rejecting hate, cruelty, and racism -- and from seeking out kindness and practicing empathy to developing a lifelong ethical compass -- this book aims to show us how to raise the kind of people we'd actually want to spend time with.

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