Katherine In The News

"Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It," NPR

"To Raise Resilient Kids, Be a Resilient Parent," New York Times, The Well

"Why The Old Way Of Parenting No Longer Works," CNN

"Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse," Mother Jones

"Can Scientists Tell Me If I'm a Good Mom?" The Cut, New York Magazine

"How Parents Should Set Limits For Their Kids," Home School, The Atlantic, parenting video series

Empowering Kids in an Anxious World,” Morning Edition, NPR

Anxious and Depressed Teens,” The Doctors

TV interviews

"Navigating Behavioral Challenges with Children," Good Morning Washington, WJLA, ABC 7

"Good News About Bad Behaviour," Sunrise on 7, Sydney, Australia

"Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever," Take 5 show, KING-TV, NBC 5 in Seattle

"The Good News About Bad Behavior," The Morning Blend, TMJ4 Milwaukee

"How to Handle Troublesome Behaviors in Kids," WBALTV in Baltimore

"Book Deals With Modern Kids and Undisciplined Behavior," New England Cable News

Author Talks About Disciplining Kids,” Good Morning Cincinnati

Radio interviews

"Why Kids' Bad Behavior Isn't All Bad News," The Morning Show, Wisconsin Public Radio

"Kids Today Really Are The Worst," KERA Think with Krys Boyd

Best Practices When Disciplining Kids,” KQED Forum

"News Focus 2 with Katherine Lewis: Parenting," This Morning with Alex Johnson, Seoul, South Korea

"How To Teach Kids The Art Of Self-Control," The Record with Bill Radke, KUOW, 94.7 Seattle

"The Reasons Kids Are Turning To Guns," The Chip Franklin Show, KGO 8-10

"The Good News About Bad Behavior with Katherine Lewis,"  WORT 89.9FM Madison

"Katherine Reynolds Lewis," Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Print coverage

"Are We Punishing Our Kids the Wrong Way?" Washingtonian

"Anxiety, Depression Skyrocket; Discipline Flounders. What Should Parents Do?" St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Want Better-behaved Kids? Allow Them to Mess Up, New Parenting Book Suggests," The Seattle Times

"Busy Parents: Stop Feeling Guilty for Not Spending More Time With Your Kids," Inc.

"The Good News About Bad Behavior," Experience Life

"Skip Time-Outs' and 9 Other Parenting Secrets to Fixing Your Kids' Bad Behavior," Dallas Morning News

"Understood’s Summer Book Club: Chat With the Authors of 3 New Must-Reads for Parents," Understood

"Kids Have Changed. Why Hasn’t Parents Approach to Discipline?" Fatherly.com

"Chores Help Kids Grow Into Capable Adults," San Francisco Chronicle

"Why Kids’ Behaviour May Be Worse Than Ever − And How To Fix It," The Globe And Mail

"Try This Expert's Advice When Your Discipline Methods Don't Work Anymore", Smart Parenting

"Exploring Ideas To Prevent Mental Health Disorders and Suicide In Adolescents," WVXU Cincinnati

"Growing Pressures Feed Kids’ Mental Health Issues, Expert Says," The Columbus Dispatch

"New Book Sheds Light on Today’s Kids, Their Behavior," Baltimore's Child Magazine

"The Good News About Your Child's Bad Behavior," Sheknows

"The Good News About Bad Behavior: Interview With Author Katherine Lewis," Tech Savvy Mama

"It's GOOD That Your Kids Are Bad. Or Is It?" Jennifer Margulis

"Hitting It Out of the Ballpark With Your First Book" ASJA Confidential

"Tips for Raising a Resilient Child Who Doesn't Fall Apart at the Seams" The Miami Herald

"How to Fly With Young Children" NerdWallet 


"Katherine Reynolds Lewis On Writing That Changes Minds," The Grotto

"Why Our Kids Can't Do What We Want Them to Do," The Arik Korman Show

"Helping Students Help Themselves," EWA Radio, by Education Writers Association

The Good News About Bad Behavior," Atomic Moms Podcast

"Katherine Reynolds Lewis Interview," Best of Both Worlds Podcast

"Speed Round: The Good News About Bad Behavior," The Parenting Roundabout Podcast

The Good News About Bad Behavior,” Dr. Ruscio Radio

What’s the Good News About Bad Behavior?” Lil Omm Life Academy

KRL interview with Elisheva Schwartz,” The Dyslexia Quest Show

The Good News About Bad Behavior,” Dr. Robyn Silverman

Selected Articles by Katherine

"5 Ways to Head Off a Discipline Problem So It Won't Derail Your Day," Working Mother

"Invisible discipline: How do you know if a parenting strategy works?" Washington Post

"Kids Misbehaving? Sleep and Family Routines May Be to Blame," Thrive Global

"Why We Want Our Kids to Make Mistakes," Motherwell

Praise for The Book

May 2019: Lewis wins American Society of Journalists and Authors award for outstanding general nonfiction book.

Dec. 2018: Lewis recognized among 35 debut authors over 35 years old.

“A smart, compassionate book for the 21st century parent. Forget the carrot-and-stick approach to redirecting children’s’ behavior. We can help our kids develop their inner motivation for behaving well — while simultaneously forging lasting family bonds — by following the wise guidance in BAD BEHAVIOR.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE

"Childhood - and parenting - have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior. That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, The Good News About Bad Behavior."―NPR

"An engaging, conversational writer, Lewis intersperses the neurological deep-dive with fly-on-the-wall reporting on families in action and examples from her parent-training group... Lewis provides a reassuring road map forward. And a little more help with the laundry won't hurt, either."―Seattle Times

“Katherine Reynolds Lewis, armed with the latest behavioral science research and her eye-opening journalistic inquiry, introduces a new discipline model. ... An absolute must-read for anyone raising or teaching 'difficult' children, and insightful to anyone eager to teach kids how to regulate their own behavior and ultimately thrive in society on their own.” —Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American

"An approach to child-rearing that allows for 'the messiness of childhood.' As children today navigate tech and social media, a changing landscape of play, and a culture more oriented to personal success than family well-being, Lewis argues that we can no longer rely on old methods of discipline such as time outs."―KQED

"Lewis proposes ... that, instead of simply levying a punishment in the moment, parents come up with agreements with their kids and clearly define the consequences for violating them."―Washingtonian

"Household jobs can build a child's capability, helping them practice independence and autonomy, foster connection with the family and help them become capable adults, according to "The Good News About Bad Behavior," an insightful new book."―San Francisco Chronicle

“The Good News About Bad Behavior is the book parents and teachers need in order to understand the link between empathy and genuine, human connection to positive behavioral outcomes. Lewis explains how children's lack of self-regulation and resilience is at the root of so many modern parenting dilemmas and gives practical, useful advice for how to do better for our kids.”  —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure

"Lewis wrote her book in response to what she sees as a crisis of self-regulation among kids today. This, she explains, is the reason why nearly half of today's children will develop a mood disorder, behavioral disorder or substance abuse problem by age 18."―CNN

"Journalist and parenting coach Lewis documents a crisis seen in children of all ages. . . . plenty of practical advice . . . The Good News About Bad Behavior is a great addition to public and academic library parenting collections.”  —Joyce McIntosh, Booklist

“If you hate disciplining your kids with time-outs and punishments, you're in for a treat. Instead of trying to control children, this timely book shows how you can teach them to control themselves.” —Adam Grant, author of Give and TakeOriginals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg

"Katherine Lewis has written an important book that will give hope and support to mothers and fathers who want both understanding and answers. With a parent's compassion and a journalist's rigor, she offers advice from the trenches while providing a realistic roadmap towards a better family life. Blending solid science and highly readable storytelling, The Good News About Bad Behavior is sure to become a parent must-read." Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness and We've Got Issues

“At a time when families are feeling pressed for time and stressed by the demands of modern living, Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes an urgent case for connection, communication and giving children space to develop their own capability. With compelling stories and research, Lewis’s book is a welcome guide through the land mines of modern parenting.” Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed and director of The Better Life Lab at New America

“The definitive book on raising children to cope with the distractions and temptations of the modern world. A must read for parents and educators looking to do things differently than in the past.” Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours

“A book that is both incredibly fascinating AND insanely helpful? That's what you're holding in your hands. A great book! It is both reassuring and fantastic to know that there's a way out of bad behavior, and a very rational reason for why it exists in the first place!” Lenore Skenazy, President of Let Grow, founder of Free-Range Kids