Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Summer Break” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on what to do when school’s out.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe talk about the problem of summer vacation—then get some insight from Carvell’s kids. Then they take a question from a listener who’s not sure how much to trust another parent on a play date. On Slate Plus this week, New Hampshire Public Radio’s Sam Evans-Brown joins to talk about his athletic ambitions for his 4-month-old baby and how to keep them in check.


  • Carvell recommends Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper.
  • Gabe recommends parents and kids writing letters to each other.
  • Rebecca recommends Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the documentary about Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.