Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Graduation-ish Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates if you should force your senior to celebrate graduation.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth answer a question from a listener who really wants to celebrate her son’s graduation. But her senior wants zero acknowledgement of the milestone. The hosts also answer a question from a mother whose 9-year-old has a name that sounds vulgar when said aloud.

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Recommendations:

Dan recommends You Must Remember This, a podcast about forgotten Hollywood history by Karina Longworth.

Elizabeth recommends a free app called Seek by iNaturalist.

Jamilah recommends cooking with Coconut Liquid Aminos Garlic Sauce.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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

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