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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair about body image and tween girls. Then, Dan interviews the very surprised first lady–elect of Iceland, Eliza Reid. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call from a new mom who wants to avoid an uncomfortable work assignment.
This week on Slate Plus, Slate product manager Heidi Strom Moon talks about the rare case of a parenting decision being vindicated.
Items discussed on the show:
- Full of Ourselves by Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair.
- Gudni Jóhannesson’s surprising victory in Iceland’s presidential election.
- Dan’s interview with Eliza Reid about the Icelandic soccer team.
- Dan’s story about Icelandic swimming pools.
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends Taika Waititi’s New Zealand adventure movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is great for fun-loving kids who don’t mind swears, ages 8 and up. Now in theaters.
Allison recommends the adorable picture book Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein.
This week’s advertisers are Boll and Branch, Dog Smarts, and Little Passports.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann.