Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Quarantine’s a-Comin’ Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates what to do if, or when, schools close due to the coronavirus.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Carvell Wallace to discuss how the Coronavirus has been impacting their areas and what they are going to do if their schools resort to online learning. We also ask Carvell YOUR catch-up questions, as posted on the Slate Parenting Facebook page! For Slate Plus: a listener question from a parent worried about her teenage son and stepson’s not-so-friendly competition for her affection. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Carvell recommends family time, which we seem to be well on our way to, because we only really have each other.

Dan recommends wallpaper. Not the wallpaper that requires messy paste. No, we’re talking the wallpaper that’s essentially a glorified sticker. Patterns everywhere!

Jamilah recommends getting your children involved in politics.

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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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