Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss all aspects of parenting from toddler to teens.

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss raising children of a different skin color from your own, whether we should allow kids to have fascist haircuts, spring break schedules, Dungeons & Dragons, bro dates, and more.

53 Min

Apr 5, 2018

Anonymous Sex Question Box Edition

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss the terror of not teaching a child to ride a bike, Rebecca's "beautiful" daughter, fluids, and a difficult question about a child with a potential and non-specific disability.

38 Min

Mar 29, 2018

Technological Dystopia Edition

Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Carvell Wallace, Gabriel Roth, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss an educational math game called Prodigy, and how to deal with a kid's potential over-interest in a video game

49 Min

Mar 22, 2018

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43 min
Mar 15, 2018
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Katherine Goldstein discuss failed voice lessons, resigning yourself to chicken nuggets, dude time, what to do about sexist cartoons, how to cope with friends with bad parenting technique, plus recommendations and more.

61 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss the cause and treatment of childhood anxiety with Lynn Lyons, LICSW. Also an overwound Leo, a follow-up about summer camp for kids-of-color, managing kids acquisition of knick knacks, and more.

51 min
Feb 22, 2018
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a followup from last week's toxic mother-in-law situation, mean kids, forced activities, the power of Black Panther, Mickey Mouse t-shirt privilege, and much more.

56 min
Feb 15, 2018
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a parable of vintage suitcases, valentines in the yellow room, false accusations of serious crimes, lazy dads, and much more.

45 min
Feb 8, 2018
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss how to deal with multiple stuffies, whether sexual abuse at camp should worry parents, teaching boys to wash their clothes, the sexism of dress codes and more.

49 min
Feb 1, 2018
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace and Katherine Goldstein discuss a mostly successful binky-for-trains program, answer questions about a difficult divorce, and reading, plus more "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.

42 min
Jan 25, 2018
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a question from a listener about racism in the classroom

44 min
Jan 18, 2018
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth interview Ann Hulbert, author of Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies, and take a question from a listener with daddy problems.

42 min
Jan 4, 2018
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a question from a listener about whether to let an abusive step parent into the life of her children

42 min
Dec 28, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how many performances of Bye Bye Birdie is too many, what's normal around divorced families holidays, and how to potty train without ruining your child.

40 min
Dec 21, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace gather round the podcasting hearth for a holiday edition of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, with holiday-related listener questions and recommendations, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and more.

50 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss Periscope's problem with online predators with Slate's April Glaser, Rebecca's big news, Carvell's creeping fail, and Gabe's three kiss accident in "Triumphs and Fails" and "Recommendations".

49 min
Dec 7, 2017
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The panel discuss dealing with estranged parents and how to introduce them to your kids, whether following the rules too much is bad for kids, and the joy and sorrow of holiday traditions. Plus Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

49 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss their annoyingly triumphant week, how to raise your kids outside of the influence of toxic masculinity, and what to do about a doting grandpa

47 min
Nov 23, 2017
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The panel discusses the effect of leather jackets on teen boys, why Sartre is so annoying for parents, questions about when it's OK for a kid to call a step-parent "mom" and if giving kids freedom also enables their tantrums

44 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how to deal with verbally abusive dad-coaches, Gabe's not-messed-up weekend with Leo, a question about in-laws whose culture you disagree with, and more in Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

49 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Katherine Goldstein discuss the welfare state critique of To Give a Mouse a Cookie, children's negotiating skills, potty training, Shrinky Dinks, and more.

41 min
Oct 26, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss carpool politics, daddy's girls, and how late capitalism makes fools of us all in listener questions, "Triumphs and Fails", and recommendations.

53 min
Oct 19, 2017
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The panels sits down with John Culhane, author of Slate's Hey, Daddy! column about being a gay dad of twins, plus step-parenting resentments, the sad end of bedtime reading time, Rebecca's new family project, and more.

39 min
Oct 12, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth talk to Elissa Strauss about her article in Elle, "The Leftover Embryo Crisis", answer a question about dealing with friends whose kids don't get along with their kids, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.

45 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace discuss broken phones, how to gift an inheritance, My Little Pony: the Movie, and are joined by Slate's Aisha Harris to tackle a tough question about American Girl dolls.

58 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss how to deal with a longterm toddler beef, how to feel about well subsidised adult stepchildren, teen street harassment, and more. Plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.

45 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace answer a call about managing the adult relationships in a step-child's life, and Carvell shares news about his son's computer.

41 min
Sep 7, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth answer listener questions about how to help other kids understand her son with Down's Syndrome, and sharing household responsibilities.

47 min
Aug 31, 2017
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth discuss the politics of choosing a guardian for your kids and what to do about a daycare center that's been a little lax on vaccines.

39 min
Aug 24, 2017
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Carvell Wallace and Allison Benedikt are joined by Ami Cooper to talk about her experience raising a trans sixth grader. Plus triumphs and fails (spoiler alert: all fails), and recommendations.

47 min
Aug 17, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how to talk to your kids about recent events in Charlottesville Virginia, and whether smartphones are "destroying a generation," with Lisa Guernsey and Janelle Krupicka.

39 min
Aug 10, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss choosing a school district in a segregated city, and how to encourage a teen's individual style while keeping their values intact. Plus triumphs and fails and recommendations.

41 min
Aug 3, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie and Gabriel Roth discuss whether to worry about a 9-year-old's weight gain, and how to inject some passion into passionless pre-teen. Plus triumphs and fails and recommendations.

43 min
Jul 27, 2017
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Carvell Wallace, Nina Aron, and Dan Kois sit down with clinical psychologist Dr. Ava Siegler about her new book What Do I Tell My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump, which includes an essay by Dan. Plus Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

47 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a very unusual quandary involving the inappropriate email address of their babysitter, plus babysitting in general, triumphs and fails, and recommendations.

54 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss raising Muslim kids in America with Rabia Chaudry of the podcast Undisclosed. Plus, what to do about bad kid friends, Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

50 min
Jul 6, 2017
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Carvel Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth take questions about reconciling disparate parenting styles and how to make space for an introverted kid, plus Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

42 min
Jun 29, 2017
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The panel discusses feedback from last week's question on having a second child, talking to kids about a dying caregiver, and what to do with an aggressive hugger, plus Triumphs and Fails and their recommendations.

42 min
Jun 22, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss what to do about a child's growing interest in guns, having two children versus one, plus their Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations.

35 min
Jun 15, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace are joined by actual teenager and Carvell's son, Ezra Wallace. They discuss what life is like for a biracial teen, plus triumphs and fails, recommendations and an Ezra lightning round.

38 min
Jun 8, 2017
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The panel returns to a poorly-answered listener question about empathy with UCLA post-doctoral researcher Nicole McDonald. Plus recommendations, divorcing uncles, and Triumphs and Fails.

44 min
Jun 1, 2017
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The panel is joined by Andee Brown to talk about her son's struggle with mental health. Plus, Triumphs and Fails, recommendations, and a listener question about whether to have another child under difficult circumstances.

39 min
May 25, 2017
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Carvell is sick, so Steve Lickteig joins Gabriel Roth, and Rebecca Lavoie to discuss how to teach empathy in young kids and sibling dynamics, plus triumphs and fails and recommendations.

42 min
May 18, 2017
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The panel discusses dealing with media you find problematic and whether it's worth trying to filter it for your kids, the n-word, broken nanny dates, and more, in Triumphs and Fails and Recommendations.

39 min
May 11, 2017
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Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace discuss the youtube abuse controversy surrounding DaddyOFive, together time after a divorce, triumphs and fails, and recommendations.

38 min
May 4, 2017
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The panel discusses getting back to work after a long absence, post-vacation troubles, and disappearing nannies. Plus, hamster trouble in Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations.

39 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting answer listener calls concerning unwanted bible movies and how to explain sibling-relationship boundaries to your kids.

47 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss coping with a dying parent as a parent, plus charades, laid-back husbands, and listening to your kids in our weekly triumphs and fails, and recommendations.

56 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss their favorite parenting hacks and answer a call from a listener struggling to decide if medication is right for her child.

57 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss tips for parenting adolescents and the emerging science of birth-related gene selection.

58 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodby to Allison Benedikt and talk with teacher Matt Dicks about how to get the most from parent-teacher conferences.

56 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how children are now the economic drivers in the household and offer tricks for parents struggling to carve out time for homework.

56 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how children are now the economic drivers in the household and offer tricks for parents struggling to carve out time for homework.

47 min
Feb 2, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss the history of child care and how children often segregate friendships along gender lines by the time they reach preschool age.

48 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss author Lizzie Skurnick's experience raising a son whose father is a sperm donor and the rules that influence kids on social media.

52 min
Jan 5, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss raising children through their tumultuous middle-school years and wether Rogue One is too violent for children.

52 min
Dec 22, 2016
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodbye to Dan Kois and interview high school junior Matthew Herrity who's protesting a rezoning that will lead to racial changes at his school.

56 min
Dec 8, 2016
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting talk with Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya, an advocate for stillborn awareness, about her experience delivering a stillborn child.

50 min
Nov 24, 2016
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how to talk about Trump with your kids and the new movie "The Edge Of Seventeen."

45 min
Nov 10, 2016
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss a new OshKosh B'Gosh ad and how to create a non-terrible relationship with your kid's teachers.

42 min
Oct 27, 2016
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Allison and Dan ask moms of girls how they're talking to their daughters about the coming Hillary presidency.

48 min
Oct 13, 2016
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Allison and Dan dive deep into the mythology of killer clowns. And RJ Palacio, best-selling author of “Wonder,” stops by the studio to talk about her quest to spread kindness.

47 min
Sep 29, 2016
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Dan and Allison search for insight into the mystery of Brangelexit by speaking with two members of a real-life big family, Noreen Malone and her mom, Mary Ellen Brennan.

51 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Dan and Allison discuss the thorny issue of parent-teacher communication with Matt Dicks.

54 min
Sep 1, 2016
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Allison and Dan spelunk deep into their psyches to answer listener calls.

46 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter are joined by two hosts of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen to discuss how to be a good parent while watching the Olympics.

55 min
Aug 4, 2016
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On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Rosalind Wiseman about the new edition about her classic guide to girls' friendships and discuss the division of household labor.

0 min
Jul 21, 2016
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting is taking a break this week. Blame Dan and Donald Trump.

51 min
Jul 7, 2016
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On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk to your kids about weight and Dan interviews the soon-to-be First Lady of Iceland.

49 min
Jun 23, 2016
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On today's show Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter discuss school segregation with The New York Times' Nikole Hannah-Jones and parenting a difficult toddler.

52 min
Jun 9, 2016
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On today's show Allison and Dan discuss putting a family pet asleep and for Father's Day we'll hear stories about dads from Slate staffers.

48 min
May 26, 2016
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On today's show Allison and Dan discuss absurdly early bedtimes for kids and then make some summertime resolutions.

51 min
May 12, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dan discuss game theory parenting and whether children need grit to succeed.

49 min
Apr 28, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dan hear stories from Slate staff about their mothers and talk talks with actor Susan Sarandon about motherhood and the movie The Meddler.

43 min
Apr 14, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to the owner and chef of a vegan preschool and then debate the latest child psychology trend in parenting discipline of not punishing kids for bad behavior.

42 min
Mar 31, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk with a Brooklyn principal about what to do when parents have a problem with school administrators and then Dan calls the Easter Bunny.

47 min
Mar 17, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to parents about raising a transgender child and how to talk to your kids about Trump.

41 min
Mar 3, 2016
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Dan Kois discusses social media and teens with author Nancy Jo Sales and Black-ish with Slate's Aisha Harris.

58 min
Feb 20, 2016
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Dan and Allison are live at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

0 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting is going to be late this week.

47 min
Feb 4, 2016
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Zika virus with an OBGYN and the new HBO Sesame Street.

48 min
Jan 21, 2016
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss iPads in the classroom and talk with two mothers who had their children days apart.

54 min
Jan 7, 2016
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parenting and money with New York Times columnist Ron Lieber and then check with Slate staffers about how they did on their 2015 New Year's resolutions.

41 min
Dec 17, 2015
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Every Child Succeeds Act and Dan goes to the mall to talk with dads about how they really feel about holiday shopping.

47 min
Dec 3, 2015
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk with your kids about the terrible news of the world with teacher Matthew Dicks and then Slate's new Dear Prudence columnist Mallory Ortberg answers listeners' parenting questions. Mom and Dad are...

47 min
Nov 19, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to education secretary Arne Duncan and discuss passing along faith to your kids when you have none. Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Prudential's 40/40 Vision,

47 min
Nov 5, 2015
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the appropriate screentime for kids and childhood sports heartbreak.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning...

66 min
Oct 22, 2015
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From Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Stephen Thompson of NPR's "Pop Culture Happy Hour" about the joys and pitfalls of passing along your pop culture taste to your children, White House Senior...

45 min
Oct 8, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk with Meredith Fein Lichtenberg about parenting with cancer, and then discuss the most important holiday of the year, Halloween.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is...

47 min
Sep 24, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why it is important to let your kids fail and foster parenting. Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third...

51 min
Sep 10, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss how to get your kids to enjoy nature and the cost of summer for poor families.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the...

54 min
Aug 27, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss parental math anxiety and back-to-school from the teacher's perspective.

54 min
Aug 13, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter the state of college tuition with Slate's Jordan Weissmann and the insane world of the Radar family parenting vlog with Slate's Amanda Hess.

50 min
Jul 30, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt sort through listener responses to a segment about sex after pregnancy. And, a trip down the rabbit-hole of organic food for kids. Plus triumphs and fails with a vinyl...

54 min
Jul 16, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Allison Benedict and Jessica Winter talk about bed wetting and sex after having a baby.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting Is Sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...

49 min
Jul 2, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Dan Kois and Dan Check discuss how to deal with judgmental parents and gay parenting with Andrew Solomon. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...

51 min
Jun 18, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast live from Durham, North Carolina. Allison and Dan are joined by Superchunk frontman and Merge co-owner Mac McCaughan to life as a touring dad, the worst children's songs, and play a song from his latest album. Mom...

45 min
Jun 4, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss the endless Hell of travel sports for kids and parenting lifestyles of Upper East Side mothers with author Wednesday Martin. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping new families...

46 min
May 21, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we one New York's school controverserial program to teach children about race and the decision to become a single mom at 41 with Rachel Sklar.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping...

54 min
May 7, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss talking to children about death and our favorite moms from TV and film. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Macmillian, a publisher of children's books, including Tractor Mac. A favorite of...

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