Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Should You Redshirt Your Kindergartner?

Plenty of parents hold their kindergarten-age kid back a year. Is the pandemic an OK reason?

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Episode Notes

This episode is brought to you by Target. See how easy it is to get ready for school this year, with Target.

On this week’s bonus episode: Elizabeth and Jamilah are joined by Slate Staff Writer Ruth Graham to discuss whether or not parents should hold their kindergarten-aged children back a year. For some kids, kindergarten is their first introduction to a classroom setting. Is it worth waiting until in-person classes are safe? Or should kindergarteners start getting used to virtual learning?

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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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  • Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Elizabeth Newcamp is a co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting. She's a traveling mother of three boys who chronicles her misadventures at Dutch, Dutch, Goose.