Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Make the Chicken Dance” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast talks about exposing your kids to adult culture and telling them about death.

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On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about the explaining death to your kid and what to do with a 10-year-old who loves grown-up songs and shows. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. Then in Slate Plus, Rebecca shares a huge triumph.


Gabe recommends the game My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria and Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children.

Rebecca recommends a surefire way to save all the documents you’ll need for college applications.

Carvell recommends Anomaly, a documentary about a teenage astronaut.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.