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In this week’s episode of Slate’s parenting podcast, Allison and Dan talk to Slate’s Dan Engber about Angela Duckworth’s revolutionary, and sort of made-up, concept of “grit.” Then they chat about how game theory can help you outsmart your kids with Paul Raeburn and Kevin Zollman. Plus, triumphs and fails, a listener call from a very familiar listener, and more.
This week on Slate Plus, a very special episode of Mom and Dad and Kid Are Fighting.
Other items discussed on the show:
- Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success? by Daniel Engber
- Grit by Angela Duckworth
- How to Win Every Argument With Your Kids Forever, by Rebecca Schuman
- The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting by Paul Raeburn and Kevin Zollman
- The coding app Hopscotch
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends: Ikea “Knalla” umbrellas
Allison recommends: The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Edition. (Dan adds that Joann Sfar’s comics version and Rachel Portman’s opera are also really great.)
This week’s advertisers are Boll and Branch, Little Passports, and Casper.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann.