Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Should We Stop Celebrating at School?

Slate’s parenting podcast debates how to make holidays like Valentine’s Day better for kids.


Episode Notes

On this episode: Zak, Jamilah, and Elizabeth debrief from their week in parenting. Which included lost teeth, a mental health day, and a ski tantrum. Then they commiserate with a parent who is fed up with rigmarole around school holidays. Finally, on Slate Plus, they discuss Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Maura Currie.


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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