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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.
Other items discussed on the show:
- “The ‘Trump Effect’ Is Contaminating Our Kids—and Could Resonate for Years,” by Petula Dvorak
- “The Parent-Child Discussion That So Many Dread: Donald Trump” by Sarah Lyall
- Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child With No Strings Attached, by Hillary Whittington
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends: Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 5, 1987-1989
Allison recommends: Little Giants
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.