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Interview with The Good News About Bad Behavior Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Best-selling author Katherine Reynolds Lewis discusses "bad" behavior from a whole new (and science-based) perspective.
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In this interview, Katherine Reynolds Lewis discusses:

  • Adults' natural inclination to squash unwanted behavior, and why we really need to do the opposite
  • The benefits of authoritative parenting and why permissive and authoritarian styles are NOT the answer
  • What routines and limits look like in authoritative parenting
  • Why we need to avoid rewards and punishments
  • What it means when our kids' behavior is getting worse rather than better when we try to integrate a new authoritative approach
  • "1 in 2 children will develop a mood or behavior disorder or substance abuse by 18" -- why this is and what we can do to fix it
  • Screens! What they're doing to our children -- and what the remedy is
  • Over-scheduling, and the importance of play and rest
  • Why behavior seems to be declining in recent years -- and what we can do about it
More aboutKatherine Reynolds Lewis

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist, author and speaker based in the Washington D.C. area on topics including parenting, children, education, mental health, technology, work, entrepreneurship, caregiving, diversity, equity and inclusion. Her award-winning book, The Good News About Bad Behavior (PublicAffairs, April 2018), explains why modern kids are so undisciplined and tells the stories of innovators who are rebuilding lost self-regulation, resolving family conflict and changing the trajectory of young lives. Based on the most-read article ever published by Mother Jones, the book documents a new model of discipline for a generation of children who are out of control.  Katherine is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Md.

Katherine’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Experience Life, Fortune, Medium, The New York Times, Parents, Slate, USA Today, The Washington Post and Working Mother. She’s appeared on CNN, NPR, Bloomberg television and radio, and HuffPost Live, as well as many TV and radio programs nationally and internationally.

Disclaimer:  All advice and guidance offered on this site is not medical guidance and should not be interpreted as such, and the owner of this site is not responsible for individual outcomes.

I am not a physician, psychologist, or counselor, nor am I licensed to offer therapy or medical advice of any kind. I am a certified conscious parenting coach and my courses, blog posts, and all other guidance are based on my training and experience. If you are having an emergency or are in crisis please call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Line (800-273-8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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