Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Patronizing Mirth” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on whether “It’s all good” is a viable approach to raising children.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca and Gabe talk to Slate writer Rebecca Onion about her essay “In Defense of Parenting Ideals,” then take a question from a listener whose son’s night terrors have kept him from going on sleepovers. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week: Evan Urquhart joins to talk about his experience fostering a teenager.


• Rebecca recommends St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

• Gabe recommends asynchronous video communication with young children

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.