Melinda Wenner Moyer

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

The Kids
Nov. 25 2014 12:04 PMShe Takes After You!What to do when your kid starts swearing.
The XX Factor
Nov. 4 2014 12:07 PMLena Dunham Looked Inside Her Sister’s Vagina. That’s Not Sexual Abuse. It’s Childhood.
The Kids
May 16 2014 10:47 AMChildren LieParents should teach them not to. But the truth is fibbing is normal.
The Kids
March 30 2014 9:45 PMTeaching ToleranceHow white parents should talk to their young kids about race.
The Kids
March 4 2014 4:17 PMJust NoiseDespite what you've read, nothing suggests that sound machines are making your baby deaf.
The Kids
Jan. 28 2014 11:41 PMOrganic ShmorganicConventional fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy for kids.
The Kids
Dec. 12 2013 11:49 PMDon’t Wake Up, Little SusieHow to handle your kids’ jet lag when you’re on “vacation.”
The Kids
Nov. 15 2013 3:52 PMWhat to Do if You Get Invited to a Chickenpox PartyDon’t go.
The Kids
Oct. 21 2013 1:30 PMEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car SeatsPunch a car seat; it’ll make you feel better. Then read on.
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
Nov. 12 2014 5:30 PMWhen Not to Go to the DoctorTaking a sick kid to the pediatrician’s office can sometimes do more harm than good.
The Kids
June 6 2014 1:17 PMInflated ThreatThe biggest danger to your kids this summer is not a bouncy house.
The Kids
May 1 2014 11:47 PMThere’s Something About Helmets You Might Not KnowThey won’t protect your kids from concussions. 
Family
March 12 2014 11:39 AMHands Off My Kid’s iPadA Huffington Post blogger’s shaky case for banning hand-held devices for children.
The Kids
Feb. 19 2014 3:27 PMThe Omega ShamDon’t bother with omega-3 supplements for your toddler. Feed her fish instead.
The Kids
Jan. 10 2014 9:45 AM“Caaaarrrryyyyy Meeeeeeeee!”How to handle a clingy kid.
The Kids
Nov. 26 2013 11:45 PMHow to Raise Thankful KidsIt’s gonna take a lot of work.
The Kids
Oct. 30 2013 3:03 PMLet Them Eat Candy!Why allowing your kids to binge on Halloween may actually make them healthier.
The Kids
Oct. 3 2013 3:49 PMDo Your Kids Need the Flu Vaccine?Yes.
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.
The Kids
June 10 2013 5:30 AMWhen Did Sunscreen Get So Complicated?And which ones won’t kill your kid?
The Kids
May 9 2013 8:45 AMElmo FeverWhy are kids so obsessed with that short red Sesame Street muppet?
The Kids
April 11 2013 12:40 PMA Dairy DilemmaCan changing your diet calm your breast-feeding baby?

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