Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Baby Bank Account Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast discusses whether or not your baby needs a bank account.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Aymann, Elizabeth, and Jamilah discuss their triumphs and fails for the week. Then they answer a question from a listener whose baby has received a lot of monetary gifts. At 5 months old, does her baby need a bank account?

Later, they share some tips to help you evaluate schools. Beyond testing scores, how do you determine which school you should send your child to?

In Slate Plus: When to take a hands-off approach with your kids when you see them making a mistake.


Elizabeth recommends listening to the Greeking Out podcast with your family. It’s a fun, kid-friendly podcast about Greek mythology.

Aymann recommends taking a break now and then to go stay with your relatives.

Jamilah recommends making your own bone broth. All you need are chicken bones, water, some veggies, add a few spices, and let it simmer. It’s easy, healthy, and delicious!

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Podcast produced by Morgan Flannery.


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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