Katherine In The News

"PublicAffairs Acquires New Parenting Book" Adweek


"Getting Married? 5 Things Your Wedding Probably Doesn't Need" US News & World Report


"How to Handle 5 Sticky Situations with Sources" Contently


"How to Make Money Writing for the Web" Writer's Digest


Coverage of Mother Jones Article


“Fascinating piece” – Susan Milligan in U.S. News & World Report


“The single biggest thing adults get wrong about disciplining kids” – Chris Weller in Business Insider


“Tying in some classroom evidence with psychology research” – Sarika Bansal in Medium’s Bright Letter


“Lewis paints a vivid picture of the way school discipline approaches, focused on rewards and punishments, 'make bad behavior worse.’” – Beth for the Center for Engaging Autism 


“Katherine Reynolds Lewis of Mother Jones aptly describes the problem” – The School Law Center Blog






Early Praise for The Book

“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

“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

“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

“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