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Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

Jamilah Lemieux, Dan Kois, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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Into the Unknown

This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan and guest host Ezekiel answer listener questions from a mom whose ex-husband’s abrupt move may upend her living arrangements. And the hosts strategize how they’ll survive Elsa’s new big song in Frozen 2 with Slate’s Ruth Graham. For Slate Plus, the hosts advise parents on how to talk to kids about big social issues, like climate change and racism. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Jamilah recommends improving with your kids, which is fun and free. Ezekiel recommends The Lorax movie - the 1972 version only.  Dan recommends The Authority, a new podcast where Dan and Slate’s Laura Miller break down His Dark Materials. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York.Dan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward.Ezekiel Kweku is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s also a politics editor at New York Magazine‘s Daily Intelligencer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Be Present Edition

Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the pros and cons of summer camp and are joined by blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about mindful parenting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

16 Jan 2014

Rank #2

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: I Am The Standard Edition

Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss gap years before college and are joined by author Jennifer Senior to discuss "All Joy and No Fun", her new book about modern parenting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

30 Jan 2014

Rank #3

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The City vs. Suburbs Edition

Listen to Slate's parenting podcast about losing the Asperger's diagnosis, and the great debate: Where is it better to raise kids, in the city or the suburbs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

27 Feb 2014

Rank #4

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Joyless Slog Edition

Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Allison Benedikt discuss kid anger fails, reading getting in the way of basic life functions, the joy of barely passing German class, the joyless slog of the early parenting years, and what to do about teens and drinking and the friends they drink with.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Washing Dishes on an Infomercial Edition

On this week’s episode: Dan, Carvell, and Rebecca interview Darcy Lockman, author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers and the Myth of Equal Partnership, about her article in the New York Times, “What ‘Good’ Dads Get Away With,” and we answer a listener question about what to do about a mean teenager. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Rebecca explains why she hates Mother’s Day. Dan recommends the movie, Being John Malkovich. Rebecca recommends coloring books for me, such as Coloring Book for Me.Carvell recommends watching things that your kids love. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

9 May 2019

Rank #6

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Your Life Is Terrible Edition

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

26 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Parent Like it's 1985 Edition

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss whether to confront an overprotective daycare, how to make sure your kids aren't "the mean ones", Triumphs and Fails, "endorsements" and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Deathbed Sandwich Generation Edition

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. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE when you go to BlueApron.com/MomAndDadAnd by ZipRecruiter. Post your job listing to all the top job sites with a single click. Try it for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/FirstAnd by Cuyana. Cuyana designs timeless, sophisticated accessories and clothing for the modern woman with the most premium materials and finest craftsmanship at accessible price points. Visit Cuyana at cuyana.com/MomAndDad to receive complimentary monogramming on your next purchase.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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Your Child is Made of Meat Edition

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". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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Pretty White Boy Edition

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Laura Tisdel to answer listener questions. A mom wonders how to deal with the privilege disparity between her biracial black daughter and her white son after she noticed her son getting preferential treatment at daycare. Plus, a mom asks about taking the fall for her daughter when her daughter feels uncomfortable standing up to a friend. For Slate Plus, the hosts talk about the parenting vices they won’t be giving up in 2020. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Laura recommends Rivers, Roads & Rails, a game where you collect pieces to make transportation pathways, plus Catherine Newman's list of her favorite games.Dan recommends Azul, a tile strategy game where you pretend to be building Portuguese tile art. Jamilah recommends Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning on Lifetime.Additional Reading: The Color Complex by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall.In 2020, Skip Your Resolutions—Embrace a Vice by Slate Staff.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Audio engineering by Merritt Jacob.Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. HostsDan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward.Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California.Laura Tisdel is a book editor at Penguin Random House.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Who's Your Mommy Edition

Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss 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. Plus, triumphs and fails and recommendations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

23 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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Pre-School Nemesis Edition

On today's episode, Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about communicating with an ex-spouse's family after divorce and what to do about challenges between a stepdad and kid. They also share their triumphs and fails of the week and offer up some exciting recommendations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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Two Truths and a Lie Edition

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 installment in the hilarious New York Times bestselling children’s book series filled with inventions, science experiments, and baseball playing robots—by former National Ambassador for Young Peoples’ Literature Jon Scieszka and mad scientist illustrator Brian Biggs. That’s Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo, on sale now from Amulet Books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

24 Sep 2015

Rank #14

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Touchhole Edition

In our first weekly episode Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss getting back to work after a long absence, post-vacation troubles, and disappearing nannies. Plus, hamster trouble in Triumphs and Fails, and recommendations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43mins

4 May 2017

Rank #15

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Frivolous With Money Edition

Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss questions about kids and divorce, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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Falling Piano Edition

Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace are joined by Marlo Mack of the How to be a Girl podcast to discuss executive functions, when to badger your kids about hand-washing, disclosing sensitive information to soon-to-be-relatives, whether a mom should push her ex-husband to allow their transgender son to start taking hormones, and why it's so taboo to leave a baby alone in an empty house, even for a short time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Two Kids in a Hot Car Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38mins

22 May 2014

Rank #18

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: This Job Sucks Edition

On this week’s episode, Allison, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about what to think of their unaccompanied teenage kids and what’s reasonable to expect from an 11 year old who struggles with writing. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week: peeing in public, yay or nay?Recommendations: Allison recommends The Boxcar Children Mysteries & Jesse Kelley tweet: kids robotics competitionGabe recommends Ruffles All-dressed Chips (From Canada)• Carvell recommends @animalsdoingthings on InstagramJoin us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Max Jacobs.Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Start your free trial today at blinkist.com/momanddad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Teenager Under the Bed Edition

On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about when to limit a five year old’s Batman intake and if parents should settle for second best when it comes to kid car seats. Yes, you read that right. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Rebecca dishes on her lavish time on a private jet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #20