Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Quiet as a Mouse Edition

How to let kids play at home while still respecting noise-sensitive neighbors.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Jamilah and Elizabeth are joined by Isaac Butler, co-host of Slate’s Working podcast. They advise a family who just moved into a new building. Not even 24 hours after meeting their downstairs neighbors, they received a potentially passive aggressive note about their kids’ noise level. How can they maintain peace in the building while letting their kids play? Then—what should you do when your kid wants to quit a sport midseason?

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Recommendations:
Elizabeth recommends signing up for summer reading at your local library.
Isaac recommends BOB books.
Jamilah recommends catching up on reading and may she humbly suggest some pieces to get you started: Can I Bring My Very New Boyfriend to a 4-Year-Old’s Birthday Party?, My Daughter Sees Herself in Her Black Role Models and it Makes All the Difference, and High Mom: Why I’m (Mostly) Honest with My Daughter About My Weed Smoking. 

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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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