Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “Kids Are Philosophers” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on why not knowing the answers can bring you closer together.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Zak and Elizabeth are joined by Scott Hershovitz, author of the book Nasty, Brutish and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids and the director of the Law and Ethics Program and professor of law and philosophy at the University of Michigan. They discuss why you shouldn’t shy away from big questions, how to foster open mindedness in teens, and perhaps the biggest question of all—what’s a “floofer doofer.”

On Slate Plus, they have a round of graduation-themed Triumphs and Fails.

Recommendations:
Elizabeth recommends the Sipsey Wilder hip pack
Scott recommends Teaching Children Philosophy
Zak recommends Julie’s Library

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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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