Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Watch TV With Your Kids

Slate’s parenting podcast explains why it’s not a bad idea.



For this week’s edition of the Mom and Dad Are Fighting Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are joined by Slate culture writer Aisha Harris who discusses her experience growing up watching All My Children, in honor of creator Agnes Nixon’s recent death.

How did watching All My Children serve as mother-daughter bonding time for Aisha and her mother? Does it matter that the show wasn’t always age-appropriate? And what series did Allison and her mother watch together?  

Finally, what are the benefits of sharing your passions and guilty pleasures with your kids?