Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Answering Questions

Slate’s parenting podcast takes questions from our listeners.

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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois answer listener questions about how to help a family with a new baby, Disney movies and girls, putting your kids on different academic tracks, being the bus stop house, and whether to have kids at all. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, and recommendations.


This week on Slate Plus, Slate news blogger Ben Mathis-Lilley reveals a parenting fail from the first day of his son’s life, setting a new record.

Mom and Dad recommend:

Dan recommends Kubo and the Two Strings, a lovely children’s movie from Laika.

Allison recommends starting a book club for your kid.

This week’s advertisers are Texture and Little Passports.

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Podcast produced by Efim Shapiro.