Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Broken Promises” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast talks estranged dads and unreliable husbands.

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On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell share their triumphs and fails for the week, including a battle of the bands and a role-playing game. Then, two tough questions: how to make a dad keep his promises without nagging, and how to explain to a child why you don’t have a relationship with your dad. Finally, recommendations, and in Slate Plus, What Next’s Mary Harris joins to talk math homework.


• Carvell recommends the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

• Gabe recommends the role-playing game No Thank You, Evil!

• Rebecca recommends the subreddit r/dogue

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.