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Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

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

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

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By Yaaaaaayy - Jul 08 2019
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Love you guys and all of your varied perspectives! I have a 22 yr old just grad college son and an almost jr in hs. EVERYTHING you guys talk about makes me a better person and most importantly a better parent!!

Rebecca please stop laughing at the end of every sentence

By Thayer B - Jun 16 2019
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I love that Dan is back! And...I'm so disappointed because I still can't listen to it again because Rebecca Lavoie laughs with literally every sentence she says. Every time she says anything she ends it with a laugh, virtually no matter what she is talking about. Please, please, please stop the constant laughing! It must be a nervous tick. Also I agree the show was so much better when they brought in experts to talk, too.

iTunes Ratings

707 Ratings
Average Ratings
560
68
33
13
33

Wonderful

By Yaaaaaayy - Jul 08 2019
Read more
Love you guys and all of your varied perspectives! I have a 22 yr old just grad college son and an almost jr in hs. EVERYTHING you guys talk about makes me a better person and most importantly a better parent!!

Rebecca please stop laughing at the end of every sentence

By Thayer B - Jun 16 2019
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I love that Dan is back! And...I'm so disappointed because I still can't listen to it again because Rebecca Lavoie laughs with literally every sentence she says. Every time she says anything she ends it with a laugh, virtually no matter what she is talking about. Please, please, please stop the constant laughing! It must be a nervous tick. Also I agree the show was so much better when they brought in experts to talk, too.
Cover image of Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

Updated 9 days ago

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

Rank #1: What's Up With All Those Nannies?

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah, and Tom answer listener questions from a mom that doesn’t seem to understand the need for nannies and a mom that wants to have more inclusive birthday parties. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk with our guest host, Tom Scocca, about sharing the news with your kids. We use Tom’s most recent Slate article, Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us, to kick off the conversation. Sign up for Slate Plus here.
Recommendations:
Tom recommends the science fiction trilogy, Tripods Trilogy, by John Christopher.   
Rebecca recommends the sub-Reddit, r/teenagers.
Jamilah recommends reading works by the late Toni Morrison and, unrelated, pushing the adult boundaries by getting a tattoo.
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 Jess Jupiter.
Hosts Tom Scocca, Rebecca Lavoie, and Jamilah Lemieux
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Aug 08 2019
56 mins
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Rank #2: Mom and Dad Are Fighting Ep. 1: Don't Test My Kids

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In the debut episode of Slate's new parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss the small but growing number of parents who opt their children out of standardized tests, and the new Disney movie Frozen.

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Dec 05 2013
32 mins
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Rank #3: Playground Beer

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On this week’s episode, Dan, Rebecca, and Jamilah answer listener questions from an introverted dad who wants to raise a social kid and from atheist parents struggling with attending events at their local evangelical university. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk about how to deal with differeing parenting philosophies among co-parents, inspired by Michelle Herman’s Care and Feeding column. Sign up for Slate Plus here.
Recommendations:
Dan recommends the Audible versions of The Babysitter’s Club books, available August 13.
Rebecca recommends watching some glass blowing or, alternatively, watching the glass blowing reality show Blown Away on Netflix. (For more of a glass blowing fix, you can read Slate’s article “Who Invented the “Glory Hole”—Glass Blowers or Gays?”)
Jamilah recommends spending time away from your kids.
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 Jess Jupiter.
Hosts Dan Kois, Rebecca Lavoie, and Jamilah Lemieux
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Aug 01 2019
55 mins
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Rank #4: The Six Kids and Twelve Nannys Edition

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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.  Also, Siân Stevens, an aging services specialist, talks about the important conversations we all must have with our aging parents.  In the Slate Plus segment, Aisha Harris reminisces about "All My Children," as a tribute to the show's creator, Agnes Nixon, who died on September 28th. 

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Sep 29 2016
52 mins
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Rank #5: Mean Girls and Lazy Guys Edition

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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.

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Aug 04 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: The Mom and Dad Have Answers Edition

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Allison and Dan spelunk deep into their psyches to answer listener calls.  

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Sep 01 2016
58 mins
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Rank #7: Joyless Slog Edition

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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. 

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Apr 26 2018
51 mins
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Rank #8: Extreme Bedtime Edition

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On today's show Allison and Dan discuss absurdly early bedtimes for kids and then make some summertime resolutions. 

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May 26 2016
50 mins
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Rank #9: The Hardest Age Edition

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On today's show, hosts Allison Benedikt and Gabriel Roth chat with Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State. They discuss her recent study, which shows that the middle-school years are often the most stressful for families. Slate's Brow Beat editor Sam Adams also joins to talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and wether it's too violent for children. Plus, a listener call about homophobic parents.

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Jan 05 2017
57 mins
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Rank #10: Parent Like it's 1985 Edition

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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. 
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Dec 06 2018
51 mins
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Rank #11: Trump, Turkey, and Teens Edition

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Dan and Allison invite Emily Bazelon, host of Slate's Political Gabfest, and author Dwayne Betts, onto the show to discuss this month's surprise election outcome and how they're talking about Trump's presidency with their kids. Dan also chats with director Kelly Fremon about her fantastic new movie "The Edge Of Seventeen." And in our Slate Plus segment, the crew explains what they're thankful for this year.

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Nov 24 2016
57 mins
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Rank #12: Mom and Dad Are Fighting: This Job Sucks Edition

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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 competition
Gabe recommends Ruffles All-dressed Chips (From Canada)•
Carvell recommends @animalsdoingthings on Instagram
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 Max Jacobs.
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Jan 24 2019
49 mins
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Rank #13: Falling Piano Edition

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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. 

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Apr 19 2018
58 mins
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Rank #14: Is Grit Good? Edition

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

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May 12 2016
54 mins
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Rank #15: Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Be Present Edition

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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.

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Jan 16 2014
36 mins
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Rank #16: Dads and Dogs Edition

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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. 

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Jun 09 2016
58 mins
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Rank #17: Trump is a Very Bad Man Edition

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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.

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Mar 17 2016
49 mins
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Rank #18: Child Care War Machine Edition

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On today's show, hosts Allison Benedikt and Gabriel Roth chat with journalist Bryce Covert about the surprising history of child care in America. Then, they talk with professor Diane Levin about how children often segregate friendships along gender lines by the time they reach preschool age. Plus, a conflicted listener wrestles with supporting football, just in time for the Super Bowl and Allison shares a big announcement... 

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Feb 02 2017
52 mins
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Rank #19: Age of Fear Edition

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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace talk to Kim Brooks, author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, as well as a listener question about a neighbor on the sex-offender registry, plus triumphs and fails and recommendations. 
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Aug 30 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #20: Mothers and Meddlers Edition

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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.

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Apr 28 2016
51 mins
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