Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Toddler On the Run Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates preventing a little escapee from taking off again.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan, and Elizabeth weigh in with their best tactics to locate a young child in an emergency. They also answer a question from a mom who really wants to give her young daughter a sibling but is debating if the extra chaos is worth it.

In Slate Plus: Summer camp-esk activities that kids can do independently. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Dan recommends Doodleville by Chad Sell.

Elizabeth recommends DIY tie-dye masks.

Jamilah recommends You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance by Chani Nicholas.

Additional Recommendations and Resources: 

Jamilah’s new Slate Live show: The Kids Are Asleep. Catch the first show on Thursday July 16 at 7:00 p.m. PST. Stream it on Slate’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


About the Show

Jamilah Lemieux, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Zak Rosen share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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