Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “Don’t Look Free Child Care in the Mouth” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on recurring family dynamics and what to do when Grandma has her own ideas.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer a question from a mother who’s worrying that her daughters are repeating familiar patterns from her own childhood, and another whose mother doesn’t always respect her wishes when it comes to kids and screen time. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week: Carvell has an update on his son’s ADHD treatment.


• Rebecca recommends reading The Handmaid’s Tale with your teenager.
• Gabe recommends Adam Relf’s Fox Makes Friends.
• Carvell recommends this video.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.

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