Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “Real Thanksgiving” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on explaining the history of Thanksgiving to kids.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Zak, Jamilah, and Amber Smith advise a listener who wants to provide their preschooler with a less whitewashed history of Thanksgiving. They have some helpful tips for explaining the real thanksgiving in a more realistic, age-appropriate manner. Zak then sits down with Jenny Rosenstrach, bestselling author and creator of Dinner: A Love Story, to strategize how to include your child in holiday cooking and avoid Empty Celebration Syndrome. If you want to hear more of Zak’s conversation with Jenny, check out The Best Advice Show. On Slate Plus, Zak, Jamilah, and Amber recount some Turkey nightmares and share their attempts at tricky new dishes.

Jamilah recommends taking time to pause and play with your child this holiday season.
Amber recommends baby sock-shoes, Grookz.
Zak recommends bringing your child to the bookstore and supporting your local book sellers.

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Podcast produced by Kevin Bendis and 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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