Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Four-Wheelers and a Hot Tub” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on teenage sleepovers and annoying texts from fellow parents.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer a question from a mom whose son has been invited to sleep over at his girlfriend’s house, and another who’s sick of getting texts from other parents asking for favors at all hours. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Carvell talks about watching his daughter sneak into adolescence.


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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.