Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Acne Flashbacks Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates if constantly reminding a teen to shower will plummet his self-esteem.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan and Elizabeth are joined by Doyin Richards, Care & Feeding columnist, bestselling children’s author, and founder of the Anti-Racism Fight Club.

They counsel a mom who had terrible acne growing up and now is stressing over her son’s breakouts. Then they have a question about a little boy who is obsessed with gender norms and a mom who’s worried she’s obsessing about it too much.

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Elizabeth recommends the Loóna: calm, relax, and sleep app.
Doyin recommends Anti-Racism Fight Club for Kids.
Dan recommends The Fifth Quarter by Mike Dawson.

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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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