Joshua A. Krisch

Joshua A. Krisch is a science writer at Rockefeller University and former Science Editor for Fatherly. He produces videos and podcasts and has written for publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Scientist, Scientific American, and more.


How To Give Your Kid Allowance Like A Child Psychologist

Can allowance actually teach fiscal responsibility?


The Father Effect, By The Numbers

The data behind dads and the substantial and positive impact they have on kids.


What Makes A Happy Marriage? Data Shows The Answer Is Changing

In 1939, men and women thought that partners who were chaste and dependable would give them a happy marriage. A lot has changed since then.

Kids' Health

How To Fix Nursemaid’s Elbow, According To A Surgeon

Nursemaid's elbow is nothing to freak out about. Here's what parents need to know.

Questions of faith

My Son Refuses To Go To Church. What Should I Do?

Is it ever okay to force religion upon your children?

Gender Norms

Stay-At-Home Dads More Likely To Be Depressed, Study Says

Men who stay at home and women who go to work are at higher risk of depression, study suggests.


This Kettlebell Workout Will Get You Fit, Fast

As far as bang for your buck goes, kettlebells are a versatile piece of exercise equipment that checks all the right boxes for your home gym.

Child Development

How Much Of Child Development Is Nature Vs. Nurture?

The nature vs nurture debate is settled: Personality traits are heritable. But how much of child development hinges on DNA, and what should parents do with this information?


Dad Bods And Dad Brains: The New Science Of Fatherhood

Men experience measurable changes when they become fathers, tied to shifts in physiology that prime them for their new roles.


FDA Data On Bugs And Food Contamination Is Horrific Fun For The Whole Family

The FDA allows 450 insect fragments in a box of macaroni and 50 parasitic cysts for every 100 lbs of fish. Yum!

Temper Tantrums

How To Measure Whether Your Child’s Tantrums Are Normal

In the throes of your toddler’s rage, it’s perfectly healthy to wonder whether you’re observing normal childhood behavior or the beginnings of a behavioral problem. Here's how to know for sure.


Give Up On Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

Numerous studies demonstrate that New Year’s weight loss resolutions almost never work.


Wonder If You’re a Good Dad? This Parent Attachment Interview Can Tell You

While unthreatening on the surface, the Parent Attachment Interview essentially helps scientists determine how much individual parents love their children.


When You’re Drunk, You’re Still Basically Yourself

A new study suggests that our drunken demeanors may not be so different from our sober personas.


Why Wandering Eyes Aren’t Always What You Think They Are

Sometimes a wandering eye is an inappropriate stare. Sometimes, it’s part of our highly distracible brain. Here’s how to know the different.

Monster Mash

How Monsters Under The Bed Became A Common Childhood Fear

It’s an oddly universal fear — and it likely has its roots deep in human evolution.


Why Do Kids Throw Up So Much?

Children’s bodies are more sensitive to a variety of vomit-inducing stimuli.

Men's Health

How Seasonal Affective Disorder Impacts Men

Seasonal affective disorder is thought to disproportionately impact women. But that may just be because guys aren't getting help.

Sex Studies

The Truth About Porn Addiction

Is porn addiction real? How much porn is too much? And can your porn use hurt your family?

Am I Too Grown Up?

This Parentification Quiz Can Spot A Kid Who Is Growing Up Too Fast

Is your son or daughter acting less like a child and more like a parent? That may not be a good thing.