Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The I Hate You Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates if one “I hate you” voids 15 million “I love you”s.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Isaac Butler to answer a question from a mom trying to make up for a verbal slip in a moment of frustration. And we have a question from a mom who wants to fend off family pressure to baptize her child. For Slate Plus: a mini Mom and Dad are Fighting reunion! Dan talks to Allison Benedikt about her adventure taking Sam to the Westminster Dog Show. Sign up for Slate Plus here.


Dan recommends Every Kid Outdoors, a program that allows 4th graders to get into all federal lands for free.

Jamilah recommends Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson and Christian Robinson.

Isaac recommends digging into the Sondheim back catalogue, specifically Company, with your kids.

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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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