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Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss all aspects of parenting from toddler to teens.
Kids & Family
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Adventures in Babysitting Edition
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a very unusual quandary involving the inappropriate email address of their babysitter, plus babysitting in general, triumphs and fails, and recommendations.
47 min
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Do What You Can Edition
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss raising Muslim kids in America with Rabia Chaudry of the podcast Undisclosed. Plus, what to do about bad kid friends, Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.
54 min
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Happy Independence Day Edition
Carvel Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth take questions about reconciling disparate parenting styles and how to make space for an introverted kid, plus Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.
50 min
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Aggressive Little Hugger Edition
The panel discusses feedback from last week's question on having a second child, talking to kids about a dying caregiver, and what to do with an aggressive hugger, plus Triumphs and Fails and their recommendations.
42 min
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Welcome to the Gun Show Edition
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss what to do about a child's growing interest in guns, having two children versus one, plus their Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations.
42 min
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Teenage Invasion Edition
Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace are joined by actual teenager and Carvell's son, Ezra Wallace. They discuss what life is like for a biracial teen, plus triumphs and fails, recommendations and an Ezra lightning round.
35 min
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Empathy Redux Edition
The panel returns to a poorly-answered listener question about empathy with UCLA post-doctoral researcher Nicole McDonald. Plus recommendations, divorcing uncles, and Triumphs and Fails.
38 min
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Bureaucratic Nightmare Edition
The panel is joined by Andee Brown to talk about her son's struggle with mental health. Plus, Triumphs and Fails, recommendations, and a listener question about whether to have another child under difficult circumstances.
44 min
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Here’s Steve Instead of Carvell Edition
Carvell is sick, so Steve Lickteig joins Gabriel Roth, and Rebecca Lavoie to discuss how to teach empathy in young kids and sibling dynamics, plus triumphs and fails and recommendations.
39 min
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Porn, Actually Edition
The panel discusses dealing with media you find problematic and whether it's worth trying to filter it for your kids, the n-word, broken nanny dates, and more, in Triumphs and Fails and Recommendations.
42 min
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Dude Where's My Car Edition
Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace discuss the youtube abuse controversy surrounding DaddyOFive, together time after a divorce, triumphs and fails, and recommendations.
39 min
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Touchhole Edition
The panel discusses getting back to work after a long absence, post-vacation troubles, and disappearing nannies. Plus, hamster trouble in Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations.
38 min
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Bible Movies Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting answer listener calls concerning unwanted bible movies and how to explain sibling-relationship boundaries to your kids.
39 min
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Deathbed Sandwich Generation Edition
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss coping with a dying parent as a parent, plus charades, laid-back husbands, and listening to your kids in our weekly triumphs and fails, and recommendations.
47 min
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Sperm In Top Hats Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss their favorite parenting hacks and answer a call from a listener struggling to decide if medication is right for her child.
56 min
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Designer Genes Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss tips for parenting adolescents and the emerging science of birth-related gene selection.
57 min
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Allison's Viking Funeral Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodby to Allison Benedikt and talk with teacher Matt Dicks about how to get the most from parent-teacher conferences.
58 min
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Teenage Life Coach Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how children are now the economic drivers in the household and offer tricks for parents struggling to carve out time for homework.
56 min
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Child Care War Machine Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss the history of child care and how children often segregate friendships along gender lines by the time they reach preschool age.
47 min
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The Sad Laura Ashley Bat Mitzvah Dress Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss author Lizzie Skurnick's experience raising a son whose father is a sperm donor and the rules that influence kids on social media.
48 min
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The Hardest Age Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss raising children through their tumultuous middle-school years and wether Rogue One is too violent for children.
52 min
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See Ya Dan Kois Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodbye to Dan Kois and interview high school junior Matthew Herrity who's protesting a rezoning that will lead to racial changes at his school.
52 min
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Unexpected Loss Edition
Mom And Dad Are Fighting talk with Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya, an advocate for stillborn awareness, about her experience delivering a stillborn child.
56 min
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Trump, Turkey, and Teens Edition
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how to talk about Trump with your kids and the new movie "The Edge Of Seventeen."
50 min
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Why Isn't My Kid's Teacher Returning My Texts E...
Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss a new OshKosh B'Gosh ad and how to create a non-terrible relationship with your kid's teachers.
45 min
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Mom's With Her Edition
Allison and Dan ask moms of girls how they're talking to their daughters about the coming Hillary presidency.
42 min
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The National Clown Threat Edition
Allison and Dan dive deep into the mythology of killer clowns. And RJ Palacio, best-selling author of “Wonder,” stops by the studio to talk about her quest to spread kindness.
48 min
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The Six Kids and Twelve Nannys Edition
Dan and Allison search for insight into the mystery of Brangelexit by speaking with two members of a real-life big family, Noreen Malone and her mom, Mary Ellen Brennan.
47 min
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The How Soon Is Too Soon To E-Mail the Teacher ...
Dan and Allison discuss the thorny issue of parent-teacher communication with Matt Dicks.
51 min
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The Mom and Dad Have Answers Edition
Allison and Dan spelunk deep into their psyches to answer listener calls.
54 min
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The “Doping for Kids” Edition
Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter are joined by two hosts of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen to discuss how to be a good parent while watching the Olympics.
46 min
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Mean Girls and Lazy Guys Edition
On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Rosalind Wiseman about the new edition about her classic guide to girls' friendships and discuss the division of household labor.
55 min
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Blame Dan and Donald
Mom And Dad Are Fighting is taking a break this week. Blame Dan and Donald Trump.
0 min
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What to Expect When You're Unexpectedly the Fir...
On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk to your kids about weight and Dan interviews the soon-to-be First Lady of Iceland.
51 min
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Tale of Two Cities Edition
On today's show Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter discuss school segregation with The New York Times' Nikole Hannah-Jones and parenting a difficult toddler.
49 min
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Dads and Dogs Edition
On today's show Allison and Dan discuss putting a family pet asleep and for Father's Day we'll hear stories about dads from Slate staffers.
52 min
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Extreme Bedtime Edition
On today's show Allison and Dan discuss absurdly early bedtimes for kids and then make some summertime resolutions.
48 min
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Is Grit Good? Edition
On today's show, Allison and Dan discuss game theory parenting and whether children need grit to succeed.
51 min
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Mothers and Meddlers Edition
On today's show, Allison and Dan hear stories from Slate staff about their mothers and talk talks with actor Susan Sarandon about motherhood and the movie The Meddler.
49 min
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Positive Opposites Edition
On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to the owner and chef of a vegan preschool and then debate the latest child psychology trend in parenting discipline of not punishing kids for bad behavior.
43 min
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Defending Easter Edition
On today's show, Allison and Dad talk with a Brooklyn principal about what to do when parents have a problem with school administrators and then Dan calls the Easter Bunny.
42 min
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Trump is a Very Bad Man Edition
On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to parents about raising a transgender child and how to talk to your kids about Trump.
47 min
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Dóna Prump Edition
Dan Kois discusses social media and teens with author Nancy Jo Sales and Black-ish with Slate's Aisha Harris.
41 min
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Live from Brooklyn Edition
Dan and Allison are live at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
58 min
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Live Show Lateness
Mom And Dad Are Fighting is going to be late this week.
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Better Get a Shotgun Edition
Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Zika virus with an OBGYN and the new HBO Sesame Street.
47 min
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The Worst Time for Your Milk to Come In Edition
Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss iPads in the classroom and talk with two mothers who had their children days apart.
48 min
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The Failed Resolutions Edition
Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parenting and money with New York Times columnist Ron Lieber and then check with Slate staffers about how they did on their 2015 New Year's resolutions.
54 min
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Dan Goes to the Mall Edition
Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Every Child Succeeds Act and Dan goes to the mall to talk with dads about how they really feel about holiday shopping.
41 min
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The Dear Prudence Edition
Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk with your kids about the terrible news of the world with teacher Matthew Dicks and then Slate's new Dear Prudence columnist Mallory Ortberg answers listeners' parenting questions. Mom and Dad are...
47 min
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Another Obama Administration Official Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to education secretary Arne Duncan and discuss passing along faith to your kids when you have none. Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Prudential's 40/40 Vision,
47 min
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The Agony of Defeat Edition
Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the appropriate screentime for kids and childhood sports heartbreak.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning...
47 min
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Live from Basically The White House Edition
From Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Stephen Thompson of NPR's "Pop Culture Happy Hour" about the joys and pitfalls of passing along your pop culture taste to your children, White House Senior...
66 min
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Adult Trick or Treat Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk with Meredith Fein Lichtenberg about parenting with cancer, and then discuss the most important holiday of the year, Halloween.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is...
45 min
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Two Truths and a Lie Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why it is important to let your kids fail and foster parenting. Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third...
47 min
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Hikes for Whiners Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss how to get your kids to enjoy nature and the cost of summer for poor families.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the...
51 min
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Back to School Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss parental math anxiety and back-to-school from the teacher's perspective.
54 min
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Lower Your Expectations Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter the state of college tuition with Slate's Jordan Weissmann and the insane world of the Radar family parenting vlog with Slate's Amanda Hess.
54 min
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After "Sex After Baby" Edition
In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt sort through listener responses to a segment about sex after pregnancy. And, a trip down the rabbit-hole of organic food for kids. Plus triumphs and fails with a vinyl...
50 min
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Sex After Baby Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Allison Benedict and Jessica Winter talk about bed wetting and sex after having a baby.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting Is Sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...
54 min
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Dad And Dad Are Fighting Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Dan Kois and Dan Check discuss how to deal with judgmental parents and gay parenting with Andrew Solomon. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...
49 min
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Live from Durham Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast live from Durham, North Carolina. Allison and Dan are joined by Superchunk frontman and Merge co-owner Mac McCaughan to life as a touring dad, the worst children's songs, and play a song from his latest album. Mom...
51 min
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Your Kids Are Not Getting a Scholarship Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss the endless Hell of travel sports for kids and parenting lifestyles of Upper East Side mothers with author Wednesday Martin. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping new families...
45 min
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Attacking Molly Weasley Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we one New York's school controverserial program to teach children about race and the decision to become a single mom at 41 with Rachel Sklar.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping...
46 min
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Xenomorph Mom Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss talking to children about death and our favorite moms from TV and film. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Macmillian, a publisher of children's books, including Tractor Mac. A favorite of...
54 min
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Barrenness Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss child support and being child free. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Stone Reset by Gemvara. Get 15% off the stone reset of your choice at Stonereset.com/momanddad. And by Macmillan, a...
44 min
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Quantity Time Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss spending more time with your teens and what it's like to confront your childhood bully.
48 min
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Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss attending sex ed with your teen and how to deal with guns in people's homes.
45 min
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"Is My Kid a Narcissist?" Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss whether we are unintentionally raising narcissistic children and edler care with Bettyville author George Hodgman.
39 min
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Call Your Mom Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss raising charitable kids with Ron Lieber and then give our moms a call.
51 min
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Vaccinate Your Kids Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss how to deal with parents who do not vaccinate their children and snowday activities.
38 min
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If I Only Had a Girl Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss free range parenting and how children watch movies. Link to our podcast survey: www.slate.com/survey
45 min
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I Quit Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss when to allow your child to quit an activity and parenting with chronic pain.
38 min
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Better Luck This Year Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss parents' New Year's resolutions and take questions from non-parents.
50 min
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The Truth About Santa Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss Santa and toys that require a bit of building.
41 min
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Where Can a Parent Score Some Weed? Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss baby names and weed-smoking parents.
46 min
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Disdaingate Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss stay-at-home parenting and unpack Dan Kois' complicated feelings about it.
38 min
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"You Put That Ninja Sword Where?" Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on children's sexual explorations and parenting kids' phone usage.
38 min
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The Your Own Personal Fantasyland Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on the dos and don'ts of allowance and the magical wonder that is Disney.
39 min
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"Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes" Edition
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on teen sexual health and pop-cultural mockery of parents.
54 min
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"Should I Even Be a Parent?" Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on whether you should allow your kids to play football and the decision to become a parent.
46 min
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"The Porn Talk" Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to your children about porn and whether the tradition of the family meal is overrated.
44 min
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"It Costs How Much?" Edition
Slate's Allison Benedikt speaks with Stacia Brown and Dwayne Betts about how black parents talk to their children about racism and the police. Allison is then joined by Slate's Jessica Winter to discuss the Department of Agriculture's eye-popping...
49 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition
Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood independence and talk to Slate TV Critic Willa Paskin about Bravo's new show "Extreme Guide to Parenting".
43 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Slate Staff Call-...
Slate's Dan Kois answers listeners' parenting questions with Hanna Rosin, Katy Waldman, Jordan Weissmann, Amanda Hess, Julia Turner and Troy Patterson.
43 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Ethan Hawke in a ...
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on Boyhood, with special guest dad Richard Linklater, and pre-pregnancy contracts.
52 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Magic Beer Fridge...
Slate's Dan Kois and guest host Emily Yoffe (Slate's Dear Prudence columnist) discuss preparing your kids for peer pressure, talking with girls about their first period, and more.
41 min
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Pre-School Pomp a...
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on maternal mental illness and Kindergarten Graduations.
27 min
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Trash Can Footbal...
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day.
39 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Two Kids in a Hot...
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.
35 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Open Hearts by Ja...
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on campus sexual assault, talking to kids about different kinds of families, and Mother's Day.
38 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The What's in That Sc...
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on school lunches and the stigma of having, and being, an only child.
42 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Grand Canyon Heat...
Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss paternity leave with the New York Times' Michael Roston, and talk about the pros and cons of adventurous parenting with Slate's Amanda Hess.
44 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Live And Let Lice Edi...
Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why you should not help your kids with their homework with journalist Dana Goldstein, and whether or not head lice are really that big of a deal.
35 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Don't Be So Bossy Edi...
Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk about new changes with the SAT with author Todd Balf, and discuss Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign.
35 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The City vs. Suburbs ...
Listen to Slate's parenting podcast about losing the Asperger's diagnosis, and the great debate: Where is it better to raise kids, in the city or the suburbs?
39 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Everything Is Awesome...
Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk to the creators of American Promise, a documentary that follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school graduation, and discuss the Lego Movie.
39 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: I Am The Standard Edi...
Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss gap years before college and are joined by author Jennifer Senior to discuss "All Joy and No Fun", her new book about modern parenting.
34 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Be Present Edition
Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the pros and cons of summer camp and are joined by blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about mindful parenting.
33 min
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Holiday Swirl Edi...
Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parental "hate reads", and are joined by author Susan Katz Miller to talk about holidays in interfaith families.
34 min
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting Ep. 1: Don't Test My Kids
Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss the small but growing number of parents who opt their children out of standardized tests, and the new Disney movie Frozen.
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