Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Bad Friends Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast discusses how to navigate your child’s terrible friends.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: It’s Dan’s last show before book leave! Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Dan discuss their triumphs and fails for the week. Then they answer a question from a listener who is wondering how she should help her son navigate a friendship that’s not so friendly. Later, they have some advice for a mother who would like to avoid talking about her daughter right in front of her, but that’s hard to do when you’re a single parent.

In Slate Plus: Summer jobs, entrepreneurial kids, and Dan’s crushing camp counselor secrets are revealed!


Jamilah recommends the graphic novel Twins, by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright.

Elizabeth recommends you pack your kid’s lunches using the PackIt Freezable Classic Lunchbox, the Yumbox, and Bee’s Wrap!

Dan recommends watching Netflix’s teen show Never Have I Ever with your older kids.

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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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