Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “This Job Sucks” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on writing struggles and unattended teens.

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On this week’s episode, Allison, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about what to think of their unaccompanied teenage kids and what’s reasonable to expect from an 11-year-old who struggles with writing. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week: peeing in public, yea or nay?


• Allison recommends The Boxcar Children Mysteries and anti-recommends this Twitter thread.

• Gabe recommends Ruffles All Dressed Chips

• Carvell recommends @AnimalsDoingThings on Instagram

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Podcast produced by Max Jacobs.