Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “I Swear It’s a Problem’ Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates the best way to silence a foul mouth.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Elizabeth and Zak tackle a tricky question about a kid who has recently harnessed the power of swear words. He is weaponizing his words with an intent to hurt those around him and our listener has no idea what to do. Elizabeth and Zak offer up some practical advice for dealing with the in-the-moment anger, curbing the foul language, and ultimately making amends.

On Slate Plus, Elizabeth and Zak discuss hobbies that help them relax and rejuvenate.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis.

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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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