Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Exclusive Besties Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on little friends getting a bit too close and teaching your kids about racial slurs.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode, we welcome new full-time host Jamilah Lemieux! The hosts answer listener questions about exclusive best friends and a kid who uses a racial slur during a fight. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk to Jamilah about her Care and Feeding advice column.


Dan recommends going on a kid-led road trip in which the kid makes all the navigation and activity choices.

Jamilah recommends saying yes.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

About the Show

Jamilah Lemieux, Dan Kois, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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