Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Preschool Nemesis” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast talks about blended family conflicts and staying in touch with your former in-laws after a divorce.

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On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about how to resolve conflicts between a child and a stepparent and whether to stay in touch with your former in-laws after a divorce.

As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Gabe talks to Allison Benedikt about her epic April Fools’ Day parenting fail.



• Gabe recommends an innovative way to flip your kid around.

• Rebecca recommends some reassurance about how amazing it feels once your kid gets accepted into college.

• Carvell recommends the book I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.