Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Sidelined by Negative Self-Talk

Slate’s parenting podcast on practice, not perfection, when it comes to kids sports.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Jamilah, Zak, and Elizabeth answer a question about a little boy who was super excited to start team sports. However, he has been really hard on himself and has slipped into some negative self-talk, including saying that he’s “the worst” and “will never get better.” They have some advice for making sure the kid enjoys his season, if he wants to continue.

Recommendations:
Zak recommends Everything Naomi Loved by Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler.
Elizabeth recommends How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis.
Jamilah recommends Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

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Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.

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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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