Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Play Date Etiquette Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast discusses how to navigate improper play date etiquette.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth and Aymann discuss their triumphs and fails for the week. Then they answer a question from a listener who feels she’s being borderline ghosted by other parents after their children’s playdates.

Later, they have some advice for a parent whose 12-year-old son is very set in his views as they pertain to religion, but his mom worries that this may cause problems down the line for one of his new friendships. How can she help her son navigate this potential conflict?

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Elizabeth recommends Perler Bead Craft Bead Sweeper to help you clean up all of those pesky beads in one quick sweep.

Aymann recommends getting a Kodak Photo Printer so that you can join him in instantly printing out all of those adorable photos of your kids that you have stored on your iPhone.

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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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