Melinda Wenner Moyer
Melinda Wenner Moyer

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science writer based in Cold Spring, New York, and is Slate’s parenting advice columnist. Follow her on Twitter.

The Kids
Sept. 19 2013 8:46 AMCan Your Kid Hack It in Kindergarten?Or should you redshirt him?
The Kids
Aug. 22 2013 11:47 AMThe Day Care DilemmaForget whether “opting-out” is good or bad for parents. How does it impact kids?
The Kids
July 17 2013 1:22 PMCry, Baby, CryA journal jumps on the Dr. Sears bandwagon to say sleep training is dangerous. Science says otherwise.
The Kids
June 20 2013 8:09 AMAre Jessica Alba’s Trendy Diapers Really the Poop?Everyone’s buying Honest, but that doesn’t make them better than Huggies.
The Kids
May 23 2013 7:39 AMDoes My Toddler Have Autism?How to identify the early signs of the developmental disorder.
The Kids
April 24 2013 8:51 AMAre Timeouts Messing Up Your Kids?Only if you’re doing them wrong. (And yes, you probably are.)
The Kids
March 27 2013 5:10 AMWhy Suckable Fruit SucksThe case against giving your kids blended fruit and vegetable pouches.
The Kids
Feb. 27 2013 5:44 AMWhy Does My Kid Freak Out?The totally legitimate reasons your animal child just threw spaghetti in your face.
The Kids
Jan. 29 2013 12:29 PMIn Defense of the MannyWhy are so many parents reluctant to hire men to care for their kids? 
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Jan. 3 2013 12:53 PMThat Is Not an Ear InfectionWhy are doctors so quick to prescribe antibiotics to your (wailing) toddler?
The Kids
Dec. 6 2012 8:30 AMThe Santa LieIs the big Christmas con hurting our kids?
Medical Examiner
March 8 2012 4:23 PMBaby on BedWhat Mayim Bialik's new parenting book doesn't tell you about co-sleeping.
Medical Examiner
July 28 2010 7:03 AMDrug ProblemWomen aren't properly represented in scientific studies.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 13 2008 11:57 AMThe Merry Band of WrigglersMen, women, passion, and sperm.
Explainer
Dec. 21 2007 6:24 PMCan a Virgin Give Birth?Yes—but it's very, very, very, very unlikely.
The Kids
Sept. 9 2013 5:45 AMYou Should Make Your Own Baby FoodSorry, busy parents, but it’s true.
The Kids
Aug. 2 2013 5:18 AMAre Growing Pains Real?Your child wakes up in the middle of the night screaming about pain in her legs. But why?
The Kids
July 8 2013 5:30 AMSlate’s Definitive Guide to Potty TrainingJust kidding—we have no idea either.
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June 10 2013 5:30 AMWhen Did Sunscreen Get So Complicated?And which ones won’t kill your kid?
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May 9 2013 8:45 AMElmo FeverWhy are kids so obsessed with that short red Sesame Street muppet?
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April 11 2013 12:40 PMA Dairy DilemmaCan changing your diet calm your breast-feeding baby?
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March 13 2013 6:30 AMNo, Swaddling Will Not Kill Your BabyIn defense of wrapping up your kid like a burrito.
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Feb. 11 2013 11:50 AMDoes Fluoride Make Your Kids Dumb?Don’t trust the influential doctor who says yes.
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Jan. 16 2013 1:56 PMThe Early Education RacketIf you are reading this article, your kid probably doesn’t need preschool.
The Kids
Dec. 19 2012 9:15 AMWhy Is My Kid Such a Picky Eater?Got one of those children who will only eat bagels? It’s probably your fault.
Doublex
July 11 2012 7:11 AMWhen Is It OK To Spank?A lot of what you’ve heard about the dangers of spanking might not be true.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 11 2012 3:28 PMThe Truth About EpiduralsAre they really so bad?
Medical Examiner
March 25 2010 1:02 PMEnd the War on FatIt could be making us sicker.
Explainer
Jan. 7 2008 4:06 PMHow To Survive a 47-Story FallMake sure you land on your feet.
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