Paul Raeburn is a journalist, author, and science expositor. He is currently author of the "About Fathers" column for Psychology Today. Raeburn was the science editor and a senior writer at Business Week, and the science editor and chief science correspondent of The Associated Press. His work has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, Discover, Popular Science, Child, Self, and Technology Review. Raeburn is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers and a recipient of its Science in Society Journalism Award. Raeburn's first book, "The Last Harvest" (1995) was about the danger of monocrops in human food, his second book, "Mars" (1998) was about the planet Mars; his third book, "Acquainted with the Night" (2004) was a memoir of parenting children with depression; and his fourth book, "Do Fathers Matter?" (2014), was about the role of fathers in child development. His fifth book, "The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting" (2016) was coauthored with Kevin Zollman. Raeburn was raised in Detroit.
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Paul Raeburn discusses his new book, The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science if Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know—Your Kids. We talk about practical win-win methods that teach kids about human nature, negotiation, and cooperation. The Parents Phrase Book author Whit Honea joins with a few words on his parenting approach, perhaps the opposite of strategic parenting?
Until fairly recently, most of the scientific research about parental influence on children usually left out dads. But recent studies have shown that fathers have an important role in the development of children-- from conception into adulthood. Award-winning science writer Paul Raeburn highlights all this new research in his book "Do Fathers Matter?" In today's podcast, Paul and I discuss what we can learn about fatherhood from a hunter-gatherer tribe in South America, how dads can help make their kids more social and verbose, and why every dad should roughhouse with their kids. If you're a dad or plan on being one someday, this is a must listen.See for privacy information.
This week we talk about why filing a court case is crucial to protecting your rights as a father, even if the baby isn't born yet. I explain briefly what forms you need to file and how to take control of what is often a situation that feels out of your control.   In our interview segment we talk to Paul Raeburn, author of "Do Fathers Matter?  What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked." His book is available on Amazon and
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Nov 26th, 1950
New York, New York, United States of America
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