Mom and Dad Are Fighting

What to Expect When You’re Unexpectedly the First Lady

Slate’s parenting podcast on girls and body image and what it’s like to become first lady of an entire country.

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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.

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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.