Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Parent Like It’s 1985” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast discusses kids and conflict.

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On this week’s episode, Carvell, Rebecca, and Gabe share a rare triple triumph involving autonomous holiday gifting, Bay Area housing, and a Jewish atheist’s love for a Bryn Terfel Christmas album. Then, they take questions from listeners about conflict and consent: one about an overprotective day care center and one from a parent worried about her son’s rejection of other kids in the neighborhood. In Slate Plus, Slate’s Dan Kois tags in for Rebecca to share a triumph and fail related to a popular internet dance craze.


• Rebecca recommends the podcast Headlong: Surviving Y2K.
• Gabe recommends 10 Minutes Till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann.
• Carvell recommends the smartphone game Happy Glass.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.