Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Teenager Under the Bed” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast tackles the Batman problem and asks whether a car seat can be too safe.

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On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer a listener’s question about a 5-year-old whose Batman obsession may have gone too far, and another about whether parents should deliberately choose less safe car seats. Yes, you read that right. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. Finally: Rebecca went on a private jet and will tell you what it’s like if you’re a Slate Plus member.


• Rebecca recommends Adam Ragusea’s cooking videos.

• Carvell recommends the video game Unravel.

• Gabe recommends a tactic to stop your kid from using “bathroom words” at the dinner table.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.