Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Calorie-Counting Grandma

Slate’s parenting podcast debates healthy eating habits and how to address anxiety.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth debate how to deal with a calorie-counting grandmother whose obsession with body image may rub off on her grandkids. They also answer a question from a mom looking for tips for how to better handle her young child’s anxiety.

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Elizabeth recommends spending time watching animals on

Jamilah recommends Okocat Unscented Natural Wood Clumping Cat Litter.

Dan recommends Go With the Flow by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann.

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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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