Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “Screen Time Semantics” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on roughhousing and screen time battles.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Zak, Elizabeth, and Greg Lavallee advise a listener whose rambunctious little one is on his third visit to the emergency room. How can our listener teach him that he can get hurt if he keeps up with the daredevil antics? They also debate how to talk to kids about screen time and how to set up healthy boundaries with devices. On Slate Plus, they lament the impending winter clothes chaos.


Greg recommends asking your cool adult friends to give your kids compliments.

Elizabeth recommends Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty.

Zak recommends taking yourself to the movies. The new Wes Anderson film, The French Dispatch, is a great pick-me-up.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


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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