Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “How Rude!’ Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debate how to handle a preteen who takes his bad moods out on others.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Elizabeth and Zak are joined by Amber O’Neal Johnston, author of A Place to Belong and she blogs at heritagemom.com. Together they tackle a question from a nanny who is fed up with preteen attitude. The boy she looks after takes his bad moods out on everyone around him, including her. She’s wondering if she can help him change his behavior or if she should find another place to work.

On Slate Plus, Elizabeth, Zak, and Amber start strategizing their summer plans.

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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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