Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Science of Friendship

Slate’s parenting podcast talk with Dr. Marisa Franco on finding and keeping friends.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Part one of ‘Friendship Week!’ Zak talks with Dr. Marisa Franco on her book Platonic: How the Science Of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends. She explains why we’re in a friendship crisis and what we can do about it. They also talk about sharing shame and the importance of durable friendships.

Recommendations:
Elizabeth recommends going to a great bookstore.
Zak recommends Petite Maman by Celine Sciamma
Jamilah recommends Girls5eva

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.

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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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