Logan Nonfiction Alumna Publishes “The Good News About Bad Behavior”


Former Logan Nonfiction fellow Katherine Reynolds Lewis is releasing the book she worked on as a fellow at the Carey Institute, “The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About It.”

In her book, Lewis exposes how our society’s outdated mode of discipline is creating a crisis of self-regulation that undermines our efforts to raise independent, responsible kids. The book blends scientific research and reported stories to propose a new theory of discipline that ultimately allows children to learn the art of self-control.

Brigid Schulte, bestselling author and director of The Better Life Lab at New America writes: “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.”

Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist whose work regularly appears in The Atlantic, Fortune, USA Today, and the Washington Post. She was a Logan Nonfiction fellow in Spring 2017.

The book was published this week by Hatchette Book Group’s PublicAffairs imprint and is available in bookstores and online now.