Melinda Wenner Moyer, CNBC

Melinda Wenner Moyer


Hudson Valley, NY, United States

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Past articles by Melinda:

Parents of successful kids don't worry about screen time, expert says—they teach these 3 skills instead

Parenting author and psychology expert Melinda Moyer says successful parents don't worry about how much time their kids spend on smartphones and other digital devices. Here are the three skills they prioritize instead. → Read More

How Grown-Ups Feel Today About Their Childhood Therapy Decades Ago

There’s one major difference between child and adult therapy: Kids often aren’t there by choice. → Read More

COVID Parenting Has Passed the Point of Absurdity

This was always unsustainable. Now it’s simply impossible. → Read More

Are Face Shields Even Better Than Face Masks at Preventing Coronavirus Infection?

Would getting a face shield help you avoid getting the new coronavirus? Experts are hopeful. Here's why. → Read More

Remote Learning and the Vast Gulf Between Affluent Families and Everyone Else

Who should be worried about their kids falling behind? → Read More

Should Schools Close for COVID-19?

It’s a complicated risk-benefit question, and we don’t have much hard data. → Read More

Kid Activists Aren’t Political Pawns—They’re Essential to the Future

How parents can raise civically engaged kids—and help inoculate them from violent radicalism. → Read More

What to Do if Your Kids Are Weight-Obsessed or Being Bullied About Their Bodies

Parents can emphasize healthiness without talking about weight or body size. → Read More

Men Offended by Gillette’s New Ad Are Missing Its Most Important Message

Bullying and bigotry among kids are getting worse. If we want to teach children decency, men need to change the way they treat others now. → Read More

It’s Absurd to Claim That Smarter Babies Sleep Poorly at Night

Apparently we are just supposed to encourage babies to wake up frequently? No, thanks. → Read More

Why the Holidays Bring Out the Worst in Our Kids—and What to Do About It

Five ways parents can ease kids’ anxiety during the holidays, according to psychologists. → Read More

How Parents and Principals Can Overcome the Rising Tide of Hate in Our Schools

The boys in the viral Nazi-salute prom photo need to be punished, sure, but also educated. → Read More

How to Raise Sons Who Don’t Sexually Assault

It's possible to teach even the youngest boys to respect girls and understand boundaries—and themselves. → Read More

A New Pro-Gun Talking Point Blames Lax Parenting for Mass Murders. Here’s How Wrong That Is.

On the other hand, harsh parenting is what can make kids become more violent. → Read More

Does Too Much Screen Time Harm Kids’ Eyesight?

Remember when your parents warned that sitting too close to the TV would hurt your eyes? I didn’t believe it either at the time. Now I'm rethinking it. → Read More

Read This Before Spending Money on Adaptogens for Stress Relief

Can herbs like ginseng and Rhodiola rosea possibly do all they're touted to do? → Read More

Kids Learn Sexism Very Early. Here’s How Parents Can Help Them Unlearn It.

Our culture constantly tells kids that boys are different from—and better than—girls. Unless parents intervene, kids will believe it. → Read More

The Health Benefits of Turmeric You've Been Hearing About Are Wildly Overstated

Golden lattés are lovely, but they're not going to fix what ails ya. Here's what the science really says. → Read More

Giving Kids Rewards for Good Behavior Will Not Ruin Them

We used rewards to help our son become more self-sufficient: to clear his plate, to say please and thank you, to put his dirty clothes in the hamper. → Read More

Natural Makeup: What's Health and What's Hype?

Clean cosmetics are trendy, but "natural" can mean a lot of things—or nothing at all. → Read More