Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Whoops, a Baby Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates whether a kid should be told they were unwanted.

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About the Show

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

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On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Elizabeth Newcamp answer listener questions from a mom who is contemplating telling her son he was unplanned before his father tells him. Plus, a guide to making friends with other parents from a military mom who has to do it every three years. How can you make the leap from schoolyard acquaintances to actual friends? For Slate Plus, the hosts reminisce about amusement park memories. Can parents actually have fun? Or is it all about the kids? Sign up for Slate Plus here.

Recommendations:

Elizabeth recommends the U.S. National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Program.

And in a stunning moment of unplanned host telepathy, Jamilah and Dan recommend the same thing: creating special handshakes with your kids.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.