Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Live From Miami Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast, live onstage with Pamela Paul and Adam Mansbach.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are live from the Miami Book Fair where they are joined by Pamela Paul, co-author of How to Raise a Reader, and Adam Mansbach, author of Fuck, Now There Are Two of You. This week the hosts discuss scaring their kids with inappropriate books and making the most out of children with different schedules.

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Jamilah recommends nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Dan recommends gamifying Christmas stockings.

Pamela recommends Lucy Knisley’s book You Are New.

Adam recommends the book Laugh Lines: Forty Years Trying to Make Funny People Funnier.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


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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