Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Trump Is a Very Bad Man Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about talking to your kids about Trump and raising a transgender child. 

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to Jeff and Hillary Whittington about their experience raising their transgendered child, Ryland. Then we talk to Jim Poniewozik about how to talk to kids about Donald Trump. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, and a listener call about photo release forms for kids. 

This week on Slate Plus, Slate designer Derreck Johnson talks about his pre-parenting triumph: participating in a hypnobirthing class with his wife.

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Mom and Dad recommend:

Dan recommends: Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 5, 1987-1989 

Allison recommends: Little Giants

This week’s advertisers are Boll and Branch, Club W, and The Terrible Two Get Worse.

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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.