Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Privacy, Please! Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on giving kids space while managing the morning rush.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Jamilah counsel a parent whose kid felt hurt and slighted when her Zoom playdate abruptly ended. Then they tackle a close quarters situation: a little kid is asking for privacy in the mornings. But the family has two other kids to dress and a limited amount of space in their apartment. What should they do now that her morning routine is making it hard for their entire family to get out the door?

In Slate Plus: Gabe Roth, Slate’s editorial director for audio and former Mom and Dad are Fighting co-host, joins to vent about the Netflix movie, Yes Day. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Jamilah recommends Coca-Cola With Coffee’s Dark Blend flavor.

Dan recommends Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz.

Elizabeth recommends Welly bandages.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


About the Show

Jamilah Lemieux, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Zak Rosen share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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