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On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell share a trio of fails involving a trip to see The Lego Movie 2, an emergency visit to Target to purchase redundant pants, and the pointlessness of arguing with your kids. Our first listener question is a tough one: how best to tell a child that her father isn’t her biological dad, and that her real biological dad doesn’t want anything to do with her. Then a question about dealing with a 3-year-old who has to win at everything—has this mother created a toxic monster? Finally, in Slate Plus: Girl Scout cookies.
• Rebecca recommends Carvell’s answer to the first question in this Care and Feeding column.
• Gabe recommends “The Art of Decision Making” from the New Yorker.
• Carvell recommends the budgeting app Current.
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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.
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