Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Temperamental Teen Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates what to do when your teen takes every critique personally.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Carvell commiserate with a parent whose teen is taking every little correction to heart. Then Elizabeth sits down with Erika McLemore (@sitbymyfire on Instagram) to discuss how parents should incorporate lessons on Indigenous peoples, cultures, and land acknowledgements into play. She also shares a bunch of wonderful resources for parents and kids to continue educating themselves on language, history, and current issues central to the Indigenous experience.

In Slate Plus: Slate’s Holly Allen stops by to talk about her powerful new bathroom cleaning tool. A blacklight! Let’s just say she can’t unsee what she saw… Sign up for Slate Plus.

Recommendations:
Dan recommends East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing by Meera Sodha.

Carvell recommends breaking out the Mario Kart games with the family. Not only is the Nintendo Switch great, but he also recommends throwing it back with a Nintendo Wii.

Elizabeth recommends taking time this week to reach out to one person and say something nice.

Erika’s Recommendations: 
Native-land.ca
Native Appropriations
Warrior Kids podcast
All My Relations podcast
Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell
Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace by Traci Sorell

Holly’s Bathroom Evidence:

Slightly Western-themed bathroom with a white toilet and sink. Lights are on. The bathroom looks really clean.
Holly Allen
Close up of the rim of the toilet bowl. The bathroom lights are off and there is a black light shining. You can see specks of urine illuminated on the wall.
Holly Allen
There's a cute wooden sign that's hanging above the toilet that reads 'close lid boys.'
Holly Allen

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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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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