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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 the Scandinavian School of Jersey City’s director Maria Germerud-Sharp about its all-vegan meals. Plus Dan and Allison debate child psychologist Alan Kazdin’s model of child discipline (which is not to punish your kids). Plus a listener email about whether a parent should tell her neighbor her kids are difficult, and triumphs and fails.
This week on Slate Plus, Jessica Winter, Slate’s features editor, talks about her parenting fail during a trip to the playground with her 1-year-old.
Other items discussed on the show:
- “No Spanking, No Time-out, No Problems,” an interview with Alan Kazdin
- “Make Your Parents Read This, and You May Never Get Grounded AGAIN,” by Brittney McNamara
- “What’s the Latest Course in Preschool? Vegan Food,” by Leslie Brody
- “Do Vegan Kids Get Enough Nutrition?” by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends Beverly Cleary’s four books about teenagers, Fifteen, The Luckiest Girl, Jean and Johnny, and Sister of the Bride, as discussed in Ruth Graham’s recent piece on Slate.
Allison recommends Laura Tomlin’s illustrations.
This week’s advertisers are Boll and Branch, Little Passports, and Green Chef.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Shiva Bayat.