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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate vice chairman Dan Check and editor Dan Kois and talk to Andrew Solomon about gay and lesbian parenting in the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic decision. Then, parenting advice: Why is it so easy to give, but so hard to take? Plus, triumphs and fails, and Dan and Dan answer a listener’s question about the ideal age difference between children.
This week on Slate Plus, we talk with editor in chief of Slate Julia Turner about her latest parenting fail … or is it a triumph?
Items discussed in the show:
- “Don’t Think of a White Bear: Andrew Solomon on the Hidden Joy of Gay Parenting” in the New Statesman
- “Why Parenting Advice Is So Hard to Take” by Kim Brooks in New York magazine’s the Cut
- “What’s the Ideal Age Gap Between Children?” by Lisa Flam for Today
- “Influences on Sibling Relationships” by D.H. Sailor
- “Best Age Gap Between Siblings?” from the National Children’s Trust
- The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
- Civil War videos in Lego style, for kids!
Dad and Dad recommend:
Dan Kois recommends Ask Me written by Bernard Waber and illustrated by Suzy Lee for reading with new readers.
Dan Check recommends Brad Meltzer’s I Am series, which includes titles such as I Am Amelia Earhart.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.