Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Quitting Kindergarten

Slate’s parenting podcast debates handling a new student who doesn’t want to pay attention to her virtual lessons.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Dan answer a question about a kindergartener getting fed up with attending school via screen. They also answer a question from a mom worried that her little one said he wanted to kill her.

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Dan recommends the Asterix comic series.

Jamilah recommends watching P-Valley after your kids go to bed.

Elizabeth recommends Write and Draw Your Own Comics for car entertainment perfect for 8 year olds.

Additional Recommendations:
The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show. Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld.

The Phineas and Ferb Movie Applies the Matur-inator by Dan Kois. Related, Emily Nussbaum’s twitter thread about Candace Against the Universe. 

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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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