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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 Anna Allanbrook, principal of the Brooklyn New School, about how and when parents should reach out to principals for help. Then a fuzzy advocate takes Dan’s call to defend the worst holiday, Easter. Plus a listener call from a new mom at the end of her rope, triumphs and fails, and recommendations.
This week on Slate Plus, Greg Lavallee, new director of technology at Slate, talks about his parenting triumph during a flight to Colorado with his 3-year-old.
Other items discussed on the show:
- Rick Moranis Reveals Why He Turned Down Ghostbusters Reboot: “It Makes No Sense to Me,” by Ryan Parker
- The Most Important Figure in School Reform We Never Talk About, by Dana Goldstein
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends: The late-1960s family game Score Four.
Allison recommends: Weekly rituals with kids, like eating at the bar after a class, running errands together, and folding dad’s underwear.
This week Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Boll and Branch, Casper, and Little Passports.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.