Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Let Them Sleep In

Slate’s parenting podcast on early school hours and teenage circadian rhythms.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Lisa Lewis, journalist, and author of The Sleep Deprived Teen joins the show to unpack the myths surrounding teen sleep. Lisa explains why teens actually need more sleep (even if they’re staying up super late), how to get schools to start later, and why you and your teen should still have a wind-down bedtime routine.

Recommendations:
Jamilah recommends Rap Sh!t, a comedy series created by Issa Rae.
Zak recommends a narrative podcast series called Mother Country Radicals
Elizabeth recommends cute, fun, and nerdy T-shirts from TeaTurtle

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Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.

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About the Show

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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