Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “Place to Belong” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on celebrating your own identities and appreciating the cultural differences of others.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Elizabeth and Zak are joined by Amber O’Neal Johnston. She’s the author of A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond and has a blog called Heritage Mom. They talk about how families can celebrate their own identities while learning about and appreciating other people’s races and cultural differences. What does it mean to teach kids about “hard history,” but also celebrate cultural heritage? And, why do so many parents find it difficult to talk about culture and race?

Recommendations
Elizabeth recommends: Read Aloud Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly
Zak recommends: Make your own pesto
Amber recommends: Get a good knife

Resources
A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond by Amber O’Neal Johnston
Amber’s blog: Heritage Mom

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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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