Mom and Dad Are Fighting

I Want Better Grandparents Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast discusses what to do when a grandparent doesn’t put in the effort.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Dan answer a question about a little girl who wishes her Memaw and Pepaw would be better grandparents. They also debate what to do when a beloved stuffed animal gets lost and your kid is heartbroken.

In Slate Plus: Slate’s Sam Adams joins to talk about kids texting, emailing and finding their written voice. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Dan recommends installing a wireless mesh network.

Jamilah recommends Trader Joe’s Sipping Chocolate.

Elizabeth recommends the December Following Directions printable from Peanut Butter Fish Lessons.

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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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