Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Simpering Airhead Mermaid” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on what to do when you hate your friends’ kids and your kid’s favorite show.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Gabe, and Katherine answer questions from a listener who can’t stand her friends’ children and another whose son’s favorite cartoon is … problematic. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Rebecca updates us on her relationship with her son Henry’s family.


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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.