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Department of Parenting

Department of Parenting is a short, humorous podcast about parenting, being a parent, plus listener questions. It's a clean show, which means there's no swearing...should your kids listen? Well, that's your call, parents. Hosted by Chris Quintos and Christian Spicer. New episodes release Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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I Don't Want to Spank my Four-Year Old

Christian and Chris discuss an article about how to discipline kids today.

26mins

18 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Chores and Step Dadding

Chris and Christian discuss what chores you kids "should" be doing and answer a question about step dadding.

31mins

18 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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Puff Puff Sleep Pass

Chris and Christian examine whether using a sleep pass helps put kids to bed and answer a question about drugs.

24mins

18 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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Magical Childhood and Different Parenting Styles

Chris and Christian discuss an article about a dad being done with making his kid's childhood "magical" and we answer your question about dealing with different parenting styles.

17mins

30 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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Parent Like a Scandinavian Boss Mom

Christian and Chris discuss an article about parenting like a Scandinavian boss mom!

20mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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Ten Commandments of Parenting and iPad Game Suggestions

Christian and Chris discuss an article about the "Ten Commandments of parenting" and Christian answers Chris's question about iPad games.

23mins

23 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Public vs Private Schools

Chris (private school kid) and Christian (public school kid) discuss an article outlining some of factors in deciding between public or private school for your kids.

22mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Millennial Parents vs 80s Parents

Christian and Chris discuss an article looking at differences between Millennial Parents & 80s Parents.

21mins

29 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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Children Sleeping Alone

Christian and Chris discuss an article about having/making kids sleep alone.

18mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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Create a Creative Child

Can you make sure your kid is creative? Do you want to? Do Chris and Christian have the answer?

28mins

24 Mar 2016

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Screening Screen Time

Chris and Christian chat about the changing rules on screen time and answer a question about encouraging your kids to exercise.

22mins

25 Feb 2016

Rank #11

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Old Ways of Parenting No Longer Works

Christian and Chris discuss an article about how the old ways of parenting might not work in today's world, but perhaps there is a middle ground.

23mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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Quantified Baby

Chris and Christian talk about quantifying data about your baby and answer a question about participation trophies.

29mins

23 Feb 2016

Rank #13

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How to Clean Poop

Christian and Chris discuss an article detailing how to clean poop. Yay, poop!

21mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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Instead of Saying Sorry and Purchasing Question

Christian and Chris discuss an article about not telling a kid to say sorry...and we answer your question about some upcoming purchases.

24mins

8 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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How to Feed Your Baby

Chris and Christian talk about what and how to feed a baby and answer your question about introducing your kid to video games.

24mins

1 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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Other Countries Do What

Christian and Chris review some parenting techniques used in a few other countries and answer your question about when to intervene at the playground.

28mins

10 Mar 2016

Rank #17

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Kids TV Update and Your Bedtime Routine Question

Chris and Christian talk about what their kids are watching and answer your question about bedtime routines.

21mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #18

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Not How Was Your Day & Two Kid Q

Chris and Christian discuss an article about things to ask your kid other than "how was your day" and answer your question about having two kids.

25mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #19

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Board Games & Therapy

Christian and Chris discuss an article about good board games for kids and answer your question about therapy.

36mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #20