Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Are These Books Age-Appropriate? Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast helps a mother who has no idea what her 8-year-old is reading.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth and Dan answer a letter from a mother who worries that her 8-year-old daughter may be reading books that aren’t age-appropriate.

Then, they share some tips with a listener who wonders if potty training right before vacation is a good idea.

In Slate Plus: The super-moms set to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

Thanks to Goodnight World for their support.


Elizabeth recommends GLOPLAY, a glow-in-the-dark sticker company for your kids, or for you!

Dan recommends reading any book by Patrick deWitt.

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Podcast produced by Morgan Flannery.


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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