Notable Finding: Two of the most important parenting skills have little to do with the children:  stress management and getting along with the other parent.


Recent Publications

Epstein, R. (2012). Crying babies. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Epstein, R. (2012, July 25). Spare the rod [Letter].  Los Angeles Times, p. A12.

Epstein, R. (2010, November/December). What makes a good parent? Scientific American Mind
, pp. 46-51.

Epstein, R. (2010). Teen 2.0: Saving our children and families from the torment of adolescence. Sanger, CA: Quill Driver Books, 2010. (Updated and expanded version of The Case Against Adolescence, originally published in 2007)


Recent Presentations

Epstein, R., Nanayakkara, P., Natalie, P., & Robertson, R.E. (2016, April). Which parenting skills count most?  A large-scale internet study. Paper presented at the 96th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Epstein, R. (2011, September). What makes a good parent? Invited talk given at “The Teenage Brain” conference, Forum Psychiatricum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Epstein, R., & Fox, S.L. (2010, August). Measuring competencies that predict successful parenting: A preliminary validation study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.


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