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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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Welcome to the Man Cave Edition
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On this week’s episode, Carvell and Gabe discuss an accidental dirty joke fail while getting a Christmas tree and a rare bureaucratic triumph. Then, they take questions from listeners about how to deal with a son’s friend who is being a jerk but is also dealing with grief and what to think of your kid’s passionate - yet perhaps difficult - professional artistic ambitions. In Slate Plus, executive editor Allison Benedikt joins to discuss a Chanukah-related technological triumph.<br><br>Recommendations: <br>• Gabe recommends <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Not-Box-Antoinette-Portis/dp/0061994421"><em>Not a Box</em></a><em> </em>by Antoinette Portis<br>• Carvell recommends <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Tale-Despereaux-Being-Princess-Thread/dp/0763680893"><em>The Tale of Despereaux</em></a><em> </em>by Kate DiCamillo <br><br>Join us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/">Facebook</a> 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. <br><br>Podcast produced by Max Jacobs.<br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br> Gobble, for $50 off your first box, go to <a href="http://gobble.com/momanddad">gobble.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Blinds.com, get 20% off anything today when you use the code MOMMANDDAD at checkout.<br><br>American Express, don’t do business without it.<br><br> Clorox. head to <a href="http://cloroxforschools.com/">cloroxforschools.com</a> to find out how to keep your family healthy and happy this cold and flu season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 13, 2018
Introducing: Who Runs That?
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Gabriel Roth talks to Seth Stevenson about his new podcast, Who Runs That? and introduces an episode that's perfect for MADAF listeners. In it, Stevenson talks to Aerin Nicole, CEO of the children's clothing company, Kickee Pants.&nbsp;<br><br>If you enjoy this episode of Who Runs That? please subscribe using the Apple Podcast link below or whichever podcast listening method you prefer.&nbsp;<br><br>https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/who-runs-that/id1439828799?mt=2&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 10, 2018
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. <br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>M. Gemi. For $50 off your first pair of shoes, go to<a href="https://mgemi.com/women/?src=momdad50&amp;utm_campaign=podcast-2018-q4-momdad50&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_source=pod-momanddadarefighting"> mgemi.com/MOMANDDAD.</a><br><br> Gobble, for $50 off your first box, go to <a href="http://gobble.com/momanddad">gobble.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>American Express, don’t do business without it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2018
Family Game Night Edition
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Carvell, Rebecca, and Gabe are joined by Noel Murray to discuss <a href="https://slate.com/tag/family-games">Slate’s new package on family games</a>: the best, the worst, and more, including Rebecca’s spirited defense of the game Clue. Then, is a mother-in-law’s insistence on saying dinner prayers with atheist kids grounds for a confrontation? Plus, watching your kids fail creatively, a laundry-based triumph, and watching swim lesson money swirl down the drain. In Slate Plus, another installment in Rebecca’s continuing family saga.&nbsp;<br><br>This episode is brought to you by American Express. Don’t do business without it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2018
Nerf Gun Fantasy Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Mary Harris discuss Gabe's annual Autumn Sing fail, Carvell's new job as a PA on his son's film, Mary's daughter's competitive , Nerf Gun Christmas gifts, and more. <br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>M. Gemi. For $50 off your first pair of shoes, go to<a href="https://mgemi.com/women/?src=momdad50&amp;utm_campaign=podcast-2018-q4-momdad50&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_source=pod-momanddadarefighting"> mgemi.com/MOMANDDAD.</a><br><br>American Express, don’t do business without it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2018
Grandma's Baggage Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss an academic turnaround in the Lavoie household, Californian air quality, a kid's dislike his grandma, and a tough question about the life of an unsupported military mom.<br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>Blinds.com, get 20% off anything today when you use the code MOMMANDDAD at checkout.<br><br>&nbsp;Gobble, for $50 off your first box, go to <a href="http://gobble.com/momanddad">gobble.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br> Zulily, for $20 off your first order, go to <a href="http://zulily.com/momanddad">zulily.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2018
Weed Stash Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss what to do when your teenager discovers your weed stash, some major parenting fails, recommendations, and more.<br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: <br><br>&nbsp;Gobble, for $50 off your first box, go to <a href="http://gobble.com/momanddad">gobble.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br> American Express, don’t do business without it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2018
Patronising Mirth Edition
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Gabriel Roth and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a recent Slate article attacking THIS VERY PODCAST with the writer, Rebecca Onion. Also, empty thermoses, parent teacher conferences, and a question about sleepovers and night terrors<br><br>This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers:<br>M. Gemi. For $50 off your first pair of shoes, go to<a href="https://mgemi.com/women/?src=momdad50&amp;utm_campaign=podcast-2018-q4-momdad50&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_source=pod-momanddadarefighting"> mgemi.com/MOMANDDAD.</a><br>Hint. Get 36 bottles for $36 by going to <a href="http://drinkhint.com/momanddad">drinkhint.com/momanddad</a> and using the promo code momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2018
Don't Go to France Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace answer a listener question about a 6-year-old who's getting a little too close to her boyfriend. Then they decide whether it makes sense to bring a newborn baby along for an overseas vacation. <br><br>Zulily, for $20 off your first order, go to <a href="http://zulily.com/momanddad">zulily.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Little Passports, inspire your kids to learn about the world with Little Passports - subscribe today at littlepassports.com/MOMANDDAD<br><br>Gobble, for $50 off your first box, go to <a href="http://gobble.com/momanddad">gobble.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2018
Don't Look Free Childcare in the Mouth Edition
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This week: Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss homework triumphs, a followup on yelling, questions about watching your insecurities play out in your children, and whether to get on grandma's case for letting the kids watch screens.&nbsp;<br><br>This episode is brought to you by Blinds.com. Get 20% off anything today when you use the code MOMMANDDAD at checkout.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2018
Cold Turkey Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss YELLING! and other subjects including kids mocking the weight of their teachers, the privilege conversation, stolen cell phones, and making sick days fun. <br><br>This episode is brought to you by Mac and Mia, an online clothing subscription service your kid will love. Take $50 off your first order by going to <a href="http://macandmia.com/mom">macandmia.com/mom</a> and using the promo code mom.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2018
Frivolous With Money Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss questions about kids and divorce, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2018
Get It Together Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss surprising teen triumphs, depressing school lunches, the boredom of tears, and more.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2018
SPECIAL: Surviving a School Shooting, From a Teacher's Point of View
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In an intimate conversation, three educators who survived school shootings talk to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the trauma of going back to the classroom.&nbsp;<br><br>For a transcript, visit Slate.com/TeacherPodcast<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 23, 2018
Toxic Preschool Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Steve Lickteig discuss (relatively) late-in-life bicycle lessons, correcting your kid's college essays, toxic masculinity, a potentially toxic preschool teacher, and more.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2018
Recovering Fruitbat Edtion
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Carvell Wallace, Isaac Butler, and Ruth Graham discuss how to get your kid to go to sleep already, angry-driving with fussing toddlers, letting go of expectations around your kids, and the ethics of breaking into your teenager's phone.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2018
Kidnappers Not Going to Let Me Use My Phone! Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss the tyranny of demanding teens charge their phones, beginning of school-blues, balancing time between kids, and an interview with Slate's Rebecca Onion about how parenting groups are making it impossible to leave Facebook, plus triumphs and fails and a question about finding black friends for your black kids, and how to talk to your white friends about race.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2018
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.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2018
Bad Grandpa Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Dan Kois, and Katherine Goldstein discuss calendar fails, the mundane unfairness of paying for daycare with a health care savings account, when to teach kids to clean up after themselves, and listener questions about dealing with a chauvinist grandpa and how and when to talk to your kids about a conspicuous confederate flag on the side of the interstate.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2018
Call Me By Your Screen Name Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a fun game about getting kicked in the face, what it means when children lie for attention, and whether a 17 year old boy should be dating a 25 year old man via Tinder. Plus, Triumphs and Fails and recommendations, as always.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2018
Eighth Grade Edition
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Allison Benedikt, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss taxidermied animals, being without your kids, summer camp compromises, a listener question about whether to take a young child on a trip to Africa, and an interview with Bo Burnham, writer and director of the movie "Eighth Grade" and Betsy Bozdech, Executive Editor at Common Sense Media to talk about the film. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2018
Sponsored: Coffee & Crayons Episode 1: Teaching Inclusivity & Kindness with Amy Webb
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Usually in this feed, you get Mom and Dad Are Fighting, a show about parenting triumphs and troubles. This week, we’re bringing you something a little different. A co-production between Target and Slate Studios, this is Coffee &amp; Crayons, a podcast about navigating the highs and lows of back to school time. It’s a series of conversations full of insights and advice to help families thrive during tricky transitions. In this episode, Join host Mallory Kasdan as she talks with Amy Webb of the parenting blog This Little Miggy about teaching inclusivity and kindness. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Coffee and Crayons wherever you get your podcasts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2018
Sand Couch Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace continue the conversation about King Kong and the gorilla suit, discuss sand couches, teen films, feminist slogans on two year old boy's t-shirts, and the grooming habits of teenage boys.&nbsp;<br><br>Subscribe to Coffee and Crayons today wherever you get your podcasts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2018
Guy in a Gorilla Suit Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and guest host Dana Stevens discuss the difficulty of homespun ABBA cover sessions, trusting teens, perfectionist tennis lessons, bad dads, and more. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2018
Blockchain Baby Names Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss how to pick a baby's last name, the allure of Avenger's pajamas, salvaging a love of baseball out of a personal hatred, driving in cars with teens, and how to deal when your boy keeps getting called a girl at school.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 19, 2018
Accidental Drunkenness Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss mysterious sibling bonding, weird eye infections, relatives who bully kids, and younger sibling-induced touchiness.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2018
Co-Parenting Conundrum Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss haunted AirBnBs, California kids, overbearing mom-reminders, low-key deadbeat dads, co-parenting responsibilities, screen time habits to model for your kids, and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2018
Summer Break Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss summer break! Is it better to structure your kid's summers or let them veg out? Carvell's kids, Ezra and Georgia drop by the studio to offer their opinion on the subject. Plus, picking playdates based on incomplete information, and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 28, 2018
How to Take Summers Off and Still Get Promoted
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Michelle Hickox has found a way to build a powerful career as a CFO, and take summers off and still get promoted. How? First, she had to believe that she could, then she had to prove to others it was possible. Now she wants everyone to know how she did it. Mom and Dad Are Fighting bring you this story from Slate’s new Better Life Lab podcast. <br><br><br>Subscribe to Better Life Lab via:<br><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-life-lab/id1386944144">Apple Podcasts</a><br><a href="https://overcast.fm/itunes1386944144/better-life-lab-the-art-and-science-of-living-a-full-and-healthy-life">Overcast</a><br><a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2IjjMRTLwQVm3jHvyVLkbO?si=zLx1VesrSuihzXcmSoqcGQ">Spotify</a><br><a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slate/better-life-lab">Stitcher</a> <br><a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ixw5phmlwzkyx7xm6ikvkj6hv3y">Google Play</a><br><br>Or wherever you get your shows.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 25, 2018
Do More Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss the situation at the border, anti-mom bias in the workplace with Katherine Goldstein, how not to model vices for your kids, and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2018
Easy Baby Envy Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss feeling envious of parents who's parenting comes easily, how to rearrange a physical household post-divorce, new college scholarships, the diversity of the senate page program, and kids birthday party gift-opening etiquette. Plus "triumphs and fails" and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2018
Make Daycare Great Again Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Sam Adams discuss whether one should employ the services of a Trump supporting day-care, what to do about bath-supply snatching kids, high school graduations, guitar lessons, and much more&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2018
Circumcision Conundrum Edition
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This week we're joined by Wendy Zukerman of the podcast Science Vs. to discuss the science and ethics behind circumcision, plus failed video shoots, painting bedrooms on vacation, too-voracious readers, where babies come from, and much more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2018
Existential Tantrum Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss Carvell's kids anti-authoritarian tendencies, what it means to be "Henry's mom", a tough question about a manipulative ex husband, and how to deal with tantrums when you're depressed, anxious, and pregnant.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2018
Great Grandma Name Debate Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Isaac Butler discuss the question tearing the Slate Parenting Facebook group apart: do you let a grandparent name herself "Nama"? Plus, finding parental commiseration, one-weekend-potty training, and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2018
Make Your Own Dang Breakfast Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Dan Kois discuss sibling solidarity in the face of morning lateness, new solutions to those morning routines, difficult parents and destination events, the effect of a parent's mental illness on their children, plus triumphs and fails, and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2018
Four Wheelers and a Hot Tub Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss the danger inherent in eating watermelon rinds, kid's bad taste in music, if and how to forbid teens from having sex, the rudeness of texting, and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2018
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2018
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2018
Reservoir Puppies Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss reluctant playdates, college manipulation, digital loss in the iCloud, how to have a familial relationship with your step-son, kids noticing violence on TV, and much more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2018
Fascist Haircut Edition
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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 &amp; Dragons, bro dates, and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2018
Anonymous Sex Question Box Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2018
Technological Dystopia Edition
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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, then a follow-up to the controversial chicken pox discussion from a few weeks back, and "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2018
Simpering Airhead Mermaid Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2018
Minimalist Hellscape Edition
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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. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2018
Chickenpox for the Soul Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Allison Benedikt, and Gabriel Roth debate the ethics of exposing anti-vaxxer's kids to the chicken pox, when to step in on undeserved discipline, suspicious Harriet Tubman essays, and much more. Please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurvey<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2018
Professionalized Childhood Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2018
Vintage Suitcase Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2018
Secret Twins Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss how and whether to reveal a stuffed animal related conspiracy, whether sexual abuse at camp should worry parents, teaching boys to wash their clothes, the sexism of dress codes and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2018
Binky Barter Edition
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2018
The Fifteen Candles Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a question from a listener about racism in the classroom, and another question about children counting calories. Plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2018
Too Cool For School Edition
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2018
Look Who's Back Edition
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Carvell Wallace and Gabriel Roth are joined by Allison Benedikt to discuss Ruth Graham's article “My Life Is a Waking Nightmare” about the world of online parenting advice, answer a question about a grandparent who doesn't visit often enough, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2018
Becoming Aunt Gertie Edition
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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, and another question about when and how often to let children win at games. Plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2018
Potty Camp Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2017
Spurious Holiday Grinch Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2017
Your Child is Made of Meat Edition
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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".<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 14, 2017
"What's Elf on the Shelf?" Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie and Katherine Goldstein explain Elf on the Shelf to Carvell Wallace, 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2017
Grandpa Rules Edition
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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. Plus more in Triumphs and Fails and Recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2017
Who's Your Mommy Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 23, 2017
Sadistic Track Coach Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2017
If You Give a Mouse a Handout Edition
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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,&nbsp; and more. Plus an interview with Lauren Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester about the complications of going back to work after having a baby, and a listener question about whether to get back on IVF again.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 09, 2017
What's Under the Bed Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss phone etiquette, what to do about a teenage boy's under-bed ephemera, trick or treating, a tough question about a father who doesn't get along with his son, and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 02, 2017
Your Life Is Terrible Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2017
Poison Resentment Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth sit 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, and Rebecca's new family project in listener questions, "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2017
Some Kids Are Jerks Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2017
Full Brony Edition
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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. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2017
Parental Obsolescence Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace and Gabriel Roth sit down with Suzanne Bouffard, author of THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children to discuss the state of pre-K education. Plus, "triumphs and fails", and recommendations. It's pledge season on Slate podcasts join at Slate.com/momanddadplus for bonus segments and ad-free shows!&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 28, 2017
Emotional Bloodshed Edition
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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. <br><br>It's pledge week on Slate Podcasts! Sign up for Slate Plus at Slate.com/momanddadplus<br><br>Love this podcast? Well did you know you can listen to it on Spotify while still enjoying your favorite tunes. It's easy, just look for the "Podcasts" section within the Browse tab on your mobile device, or search for your favorite shows. To find more podcasts, head to <a href="http://spotify.com/podcasts"><strong>spotify.com/podcasts</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 21, 2017
The Competitive Step-Parenting Edition
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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. As always, we've got triumphs and fails, and recommendations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 14, 2017
Dude Where's My Carvell Edition
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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. Plus a tooth-fairy revelation and more in "Triumphs and Fails" and two unorthodox recommendations. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 07, 2017
Abstraction of Hooptyism Edition
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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. Plus Carvell's hit-and-run and Rebecca's new car-related freedom in "Triumphs and Fails".<br><br>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 – with FREE shipping – when you go to BlueApron.com/momanddad<br><br>And by Orkin. Every home is unique, that’s why Orkin creates customized treatment plans based in science from the nation’s leading entomologists. Get 50 dollars off your first pest control service by signing up at orkin.com/momanddad<br><br>And by Homer. Homer is a children’s learning app that is challenging the one-size-fits-all approach to education by creating a personalized individual learning pathway experience. Get 2 months free by visiting learnwithhomer.com/momanddad. That’s learnwithhomer.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 31, 2017
Three Fails Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Spotify. Stream every episode of our show and other podcasts on Spotify now. Just open the app, tap Browse, and look for us in the Podcast section. Learn more at spotify.com/podcasts.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 24, 2017
Happiest Podcast on Earth Edition
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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. Plus triumphs, fails, and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s episode is brought to you by Little Passports. Check out Science Expeditions, the new educational subscription with themes like Rockets and Solar Power that kids and parents love. Learn more at Little Passports.com/MOMANDDAD, where listeners can save 40% off their first month with coupon code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Bombas. Bombas will change the way you think about socks. See for yourself. Buy one pair, or four at Bombas.com/MOMANDDAD and get twenty percent off your first purchase. And for every purchase you make, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Bombas.com/MOMANDDAD.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 17, 2017
Teenage Fashion Plate Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2017
Eating Your Feelings Edition
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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&nbsp; passionless pre-teen. Plus triumphs and fails and recommendations.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by RXBAR Kids. RXBAR Kids is a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. Find at Target stores OR For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MOMANDDAD and enter promo code MOMANDDAD at checkout.&nbsp;<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping – when you go to BlueApron.com/momanddad&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2017
The Return of the Dan Edition
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Carvell Wallace, Nina Aron, and Dan Kois sit down with clinical psychologist Dr. Ava Siegler to talk about her new book, What Do I Tell My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump, which includes an essay by guest host Dan Kois. They discuss the origins of the project, how to talk to your kids about difficult political situations, where we stand now, and whether we should have hope for the future of politics. In Triumphs and Fails, Carvell panics over his daughter's trip to the amusement park, Nina frets over her child's non-belief in God, and Dan has a Father's Day tantrum.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 27, 2017
Adventures in Babysitting Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2017
Do What You Can Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 13, 2017
Happy Independence Day Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses. Get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by going to Casper.com/MomAndDadand using the promo code MomAndDad. &nbsp;<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Create delicious, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping – when you go to BlueApron.com/MomAndDad.&nbsp;<br><br>And by Orkin. Every home is unique, that’s why Orkin creates customized treatment plans based in science from the nation’s leading entomologists. Get 50 dollars off your first pest control service by signing up at orkin.com/MomAndDad<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2017
Aggressive Little Hugger Edition
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BarkBox. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/momanddad when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan, then select “Yes, Please!” when asked “Have a playful pup?”<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 29, 2017
Welcome to the Gun Show Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Bombas. For every pair of socks you buy from Bombas, they donate a pair to someone in need. To get your pair—or more—visit Bombas.com/MOMANDDAD, and you’ll get an additional twenty percent off your first purchase.&nbsp;<br><br>And 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.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 22, 2017
Teenage Invasion Edition
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 15, 2017
Empathy Redux Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace return to a poorly-answered listener question about empathy with UCLA post-doctoral researcher Nicole McDonald. Plus recommendations, divorcing uncles, and Triumphs and Fails.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s episode is brought to you by Little Passports. Check out Science Expeditions, the new educational subscription with themes like Rockets and Solar Power that kids and parents love. Learn more at Little Passports dot com slash MOMANDDAD, where listeners can save 40% off their first month with coupon code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And 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/First<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2017
Bureaucratic Nightmare Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth are 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 01, 2017
Here’s Steve Instead of Carvell Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s episode is brought to you by Little Passports. Check out Science Expeditions, the new educational subscription with themes like Rockets and Solar Power that kids and parents love. Learn more at Little Passports dot com slash MOMANDDAD, where listeners can save 40% off their first month with coupon code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And 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/FIRST<br><br>And 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. That’s c-u-y-a-n-a.com/momanddad<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 25, 2017
Porn, Actually Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss 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. <br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BarkBox. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit <strong>barkbox.com/momanddad</strong> when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan, then select “Yes, Please!” when asked “Have a playful pup?”<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2017
Dude Where's My Car Edition
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Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Carvell Wallace discuss the youtube abuse controversy surrounding DaddyOFive, together time after a divorce, lost cars in triumphs and fails, and recommendations.&nbsp;<br><br>Today’s episode is brought to you by Little Passports. Check out Science Expeditions, the new educational subscription with themes like Rockets and Solar Power that kids and parents love. Learn more at Little Passports dot com slash MOMANDDAD, where listeners can save 40% off their first month with coupon code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Create delicious meals at home with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Get your first THREE meals FREE – with FREE shipping – by going to BlueApron.com/MOMANDDAD<br><br>And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses. Get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by going to Casper.com/MOMANDDAD and using the promo code MOMANDDAD<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 11, 2017
Touchhole Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 04, 2017
Bible Movies Edition
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Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace answer listener calls concerning unwanted bible movies and when parents should explain sibling-relationship boundaries to their kids. Also, a difficult fail regarding rising housing prices in the Bay Area and a trip update from Dan Kois in Slate Plus.&nbsp;<br><br>Have a question you'd like us to answer? Leave us a message at 424-255-7833.<br><br><br>Today’s episode of MADAF is brought to you by Little Passports. Check out Science Expeditions, the new educational subscription, with themes like Rockets and Solar Power, that kids and parents love. Learn more at Little Passports dot com slash MOMANDDAD, where listeners can save 40% off their first month with coupon code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Visit Cuyana at cuyana.com/momanddad to receive complimentary monogramming on your next purchase. That’s c-u-y-a-n-a.com/momanddad<br><br>And by Wunder Capital, which allows individuals to invest in solar projects. Earn up to 8.5 percent annually while diversifying your portfolio and combating global climate change.&nbsp; Create an account for free, at WunderCapital.com/momanddad. Do Well, and Do Good.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 27, 2017
Deathbed Sandwich Generation Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>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/MomAndDad<br><br>And 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/First<br><br>And 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.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 13, 2017
Sperm In Top Hats Edition
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Gabriel Roth is joined this week by writer Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie, host of <em>Crime Writers On...</em>, to discuss those parenting hacks you just can't live without. They also answer a call from a listener struggling to decide if medication is right for her child. Also, the conclusion to last episode's daycare dilemma, on Slate Plus. &nbsp;<br><br>Have a question you'd like us to answer? Leave us a message at 424-255-7833.<br><br><br>Today’s episode of Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Little Passports. Check out Science Expeditions, the new educational subscription with themes like Rockets and Solar Power that kids and parents love. Learn more at Little Passports dot com slash MOMANDDAD, where listeners can save 40% off their first month with coupon code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And 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/MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by The Skimm. Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox for FREE. Go to TheSkimm.com/momanddad to sign up, and you’ll be entered to win a 250 dollar Visa gift card.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 30, 2017
Designer Genes Edition
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Gabriel Roth is joined this week by writer Carvell Wallace to discuss tips on how to parent tweens into thoughtful adolescents. Then they chat with Bonnie Rochman, author of <em>The Gene Machine</em>, to discuss the emerging science of birth-related gene selection. Also, a listener call about getting kids out the door in the morning and a Slate Plus daycare dilemma. &nbsp;<br><br>Have a question you'd like us to answer? Leave us a message at 424-255-7833.<br><br>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/MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And 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/FIRST.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 16, 2017
Allison's Viking Funeral Edition
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodbye to Allison Benedikt with help from a secret special guest. (Spoiler: It's Dan Kois!) Gabe and Allison also talk with author and teacher Matt Dicks about ways to get the most out of your parent-teacher conferences. Also, a listener call about retaining friendships with parents when you don't have kids and Dan Kois shares a New-Zealand-specific parenting fail on Slate Plus.&nbsp; <br><br>Have a question you'd like us to answer? Leave us a message at 424-255-7833.<br><br>Also, take our survey! <a href="https://panoply.typeform.com/to/qwMPQJ?src=preschool-podcast-parents">panoply.link/madafsurvey</a>.<br><br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. Post your job listing to all the top job sites with a single click. Try it for free by going to <a href="https://www.ziprecruiter.com/FIRST">ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST</a>.<br><br>And 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 <a href="https://www.blueapron.com/?cvosrc=audio-paid.podcast.momanddadarefighting&amp;utm_campaign=momanddadarefighting&amp;utm_medium=audio-paid&amp;utm_source=podcast">BlueApron.com/MOMANDDAD</a>.<br><br>And by NatureBox. Start snacking healthy! Go to <a href="https://naturebox.com/?utm_source=momanddad&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_content=showread&amp;utm_campaign=2017_podcast&amp;afid=momanddad&amp;promo_code=SNACKER">Naturebox.com/momanddad</a> for 50 percent off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 02, 2017
Teenage Life Coach Edition
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Gabriel Roth, <em>Slate</em> senior editor, and Rebecca Lavoie, host of <em>Crime Writers On...</em>, talk about how children have replaced dads as the economic drivers in the household. Then, they offer tricks for parents struggling to find time for homework. Also, an Allison Benedikt triumph on Slate Plus and a listener call about older-brother meanness. <br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to <a href="http://blueapron.com/momanddad">BlueApron.com/MOMANDDAD</a>.<br><br>And by ZipRecruiter. Post your job listing to all the top job sites with a single click. Try it for free by going to <a href="http://www.ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST">ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST</a>.<br><br>And by The Skimm. Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox for FREE. Go to <a href="http://www.TheSkimm.com/momanddad">TheSkimm.com/momanddad</a> to sign up, and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 16, 2017
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...&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/momanddad.<br><br>And by NatureBox. For snacks that taste great AND are better for you, just go to NatureBox.com/momanddad and you’ll get 50 percent off your first order.<br><br>And by The Skimm. Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox for FREE. Go to TheSkimm.com/momanddad to sign up, and you’ll be entered to win a 250 dollar Visa gift card.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 02, 2017
The Sad Laura Ashley Bat Mitzvah Dress Edition
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On today's show, hosts Gabriel Roth, editor at <em>Slate</em>, and Lizzie Skurnick, author of <em>That Should Be A Word</em>, talk about Lizzie's experience as a single mother raising a son whose father is an anonymous sperm donor. Then, they chat with Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of the book <em>Screenwise</em>, about the unspoken rules that influence kid's choices on social media.<br><br>Also, a listener question about bringing young daughters to this weekend's Women's March on Washington and a particularly complicated fail from Allison in our Slate Plus segment.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and make cooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/momanddad.<br><br>And 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/first.<br><br>And by NatureBox. For snacks that taste great AND are better for you, just go to NatureBox.com/momanddad and you’ll get 50 percent off your first order.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2017
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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by going to Casper.com/momanddad and using the promo code momanddad.<br><br>And by Blue Apron. Blue Apron’s meal kits are delivered right to your door, and makecooking at home easy. Get your first THREE meals FREE by going to BlueApron.com/momanddad.<br><br>And 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/first.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2017
See Ya Dan Kois Edition
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This is the last one with Dan Kois, guys!&nbsp;<br><br>On today's show, Allison and Dan talk with Matthew Herrity - a high school junior in Arlington, VA - who's protesting a rezoning plan that would lead to significant racial and economic changes at his school. Then, we take a walk down memory lane with Mr. Kois and revisit some of his most memorable fails over the years. Also, a listener call about how to respond when your youngest boy wants to wear girl stuff.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Good Morning City, a new picture book written by Pat Kiernan and Illustrated by Pascal Campion that chronicles the different ways city dwellers wake up and start their day. Learn more at Mackids.com.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2016
Unexpected Loss Edition
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On today's show Allison and guest host Gabriel Roth talk with Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya, an advocate for stillborn awareness, about her heartbreaking experience delivering a stillborn child. Then, they discuss children's birthday parties, why they're so terrible, and how to make them better.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Little Passports. Give your kids the gift of adventure with Little Passports. Find special Holiday deals and get a peek inside the monthly packages at LittlePassports.com/momanddad. Check out their new Science Subscription: Science Expeditions!<br><br>And by Casper. Get the great night’s sleep you deserve. For 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase, just go to Casper.com/momanddad and use promo code momanddad.<br><br>And by Shari’s Berries. For fresh strawberries dipped in chocolaty goodness starting at just $19.99, go to Berries.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2016
Trump, Turkey, and Teens Edition
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Dan and Allison invite Emily Bazelon, host of <em>Slate's</em> 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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Texture. Get access to your favorite magazines all in one place. Get a 14 day free trial right now by going to Texture.com/momanddad.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Give your kids the gift of adventure with Little Passports. Find special Holiday deals and get a peek inside the monthly packages at LittlePassports.com/momanddad. Check out their new Science Subscription: Science Expeditions!<br><br>And by Speakaboos, the app that makes reading your child’s first choice for screen time. Get your choice of a 7 or 30 day FREE trial when you subscribe. Just go to Speakaboos.com or look for it in the iTunes or Google Play app stores.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 24, 2016
Why Isn't My Kid's Teacher Returning My Texts Edition
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Dan and guest host Amy Scott discuss a new OshKosh B'Gosh ad campaign that will feature Asher Nash, a child with Down syndrome. They offer advice to a mother dealing with a racist neighbor. Amy explains how to have a non-terrible relationship with your kid's teachers. And in our Plus segment, Dan talks about how he'll explain Trump's unexpected victory to his daughters.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Little Passports. Give your kids the gift of adventure with Little Passports. Find special Holiday deals and get a peek inside the monthly packages at LittlePassports.com/momanddad. Check out their new Science Subscription: Science Expeditions!<br><br>And by Casper. Get the great night’s sleep you deserve. For 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase go to Casper.com/momanddad and use promo code momanddad.<br><br>And by Speakaboos, the app that makes reading your child’s first choice for screen time. Get your choice of a 7 or 30 day FREE trial when you subscribe. Just go to Speakaboos.com or look for it in the iTunes or Google Play app stores.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 10, 2016
Mom's With Her Edition
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Allison and Dan ask moms of girls how they're talking to their daughters about the coming Hillary presidency. Lisa Guernsey, author of “Screen Time,” gives an update to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for kids’ device usage.&nbsp; In the Plus segment, LV Anderson tackles the important Halloween question: should teens go trick-or-treating?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 27, 2016
The National Clown Threat Edition
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Allison and Dan dive deep into the mythology of killer clowns.&nbsp; RJ Palacio, best-selling author of “Wonder,” stops by the studio to talk about her quest to spread kindness. And for the Slate Plus segment, Will Saletan discusses the futility of attempting to regulate his teenager’s bedtime.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 13, 2016
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.&nbsp; Also, Siân Stevens, an aging services specialist, talks about the important conversations we all must have with our aging parents.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 29, 2016
The How Soon Is Too Soon To E-Mail the Teacher Edition?
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Dan and Allison discuss the thorny issue of parent-teacher communication with Matt Dicks.&nbsp; And Belle Boggs, author of&nbsp;<em>The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood</em>, shares her story of infertility. In the Plus segment, Slate writer John Swansburg delivers a Snuffleupagus of a triumph.&nbsp; Or is it a Big Bird fail? You decide.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 15, 2016
The Mom and Dad Have Answers Edition
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Allison and Dan spelunk deep into their psyches to answer listener calls. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2016
The “Doping for Kids” Edition
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On this week’s show, 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 with your kids, and then talk to novelist Rumaan Alam about the lack of diversity in children’s books.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 18, 2016
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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Green Chef. Their organic meal kits make cooking&nbsp; healthy food easy. Get four meals free with your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.greenchef.com/momanddad">greenchef.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom and Dad Are Fighting listeners can save up to 15 dollars with promo code momanddad. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.LittlePassports.com/momanddad">LittlePassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 04, 2016
Blame Dan and Donald
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting is taking a break this week. Blame Dan and Donald Trump.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 21, 2016
What to Expect When You're Unexpectedly the First Lady Edition
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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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by Boll and Branch. Get 20% off your entire order, plus free shipping, by going to BollandBranch.com and using promo code momanddad.<br><br>And by the new podcast Dog Smarts. Each episode features leading researchers and academics that tackle questions of language, memory, intelligence, and even love as they pertain to our dogs. Subscribe to Dog Smarts on iTunes now.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports. Save 40% on your first month today with promo code momanddad. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 07, 2016
Tale of Two Cities Edition
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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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad.</a><br><br>And by Care.com, the world’s largest digital marketplace for finding and managing family care. Right now you can save 30 percent off a Care.com Premium membership AND receive a 15-dollar credit when you subscribe at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.Care.com/momanddad">Care.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 23, 2016
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by ThirdLove. ThirdLove is an exciting new lingerie brand that uses real women’s measurements to create better fitting bras. Try ThirdLove’s best-selling 24/7 T-shirt bra for FREE for 30 days! Start the “Try Before You Buy” program NOW at ThirdLove.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2016
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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 26, 2016
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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.Casper.com/momanddad">Casper.com/momanddad</a>&nbsp;and using the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 12, 2016
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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Green Chef, a new food delivery service that makes cooking easy—with consciously sourced healthy recipes and organic ingredients. Get four free meals with your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.GreenChef.com/momanddad">GreenChef.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 28, 2016
Positive Opposites Edition
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On today's show, Allison and Dan 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.<br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com ">BollAndBranch.com&nbsp;</a>and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>And by Green Chef, a new food delivery service that makes cooking easy—with consciously sourced healthy recipes and organic ingredients. Get four free meals with your first order when you go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.GreenChef.com/momanddad">GreenChef.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 14, 2016
Defending Easter Edition
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk with Brooklyn principal Anna Allanbrook about what to do when parents have a problem with their principal or other school administrators and then Dan calls the Easter Bunny on the phone and asks why Easter is the worst holiday.<br><br><br>Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br><br>And by Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.Casper.com/momanddad">Casper.com/momanddad</a>&nbsp;and using the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br><br>And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2016
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.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ClubW.com/momanddad">ClubW.com/momanddad</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by the new middle-grade novel The Terrible Two Get Worse, the hilarious sequel to The Terrible Two, which spent more than 10 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2016
Dóna Prump Edition
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Dan Kois discusses social media and teens with author Nancy Jo Sales and Black-ish with Slate's Aisha Harris.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by the New York Times bestseller The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber—a taboo-shattering manifesto that explains how openly talking to children about money can help parents raise kids who are grounded, nonmaterialistic, and financially wise. The Opposite of Spoiled—now in paperback.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ClubW.com/momanddad">ClubW.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2016
Live from Brooklyn Edition
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On this week's show, Dan and Allison are live at the Bell House in Brooklyn and discuss city parenting, surrogacy, and have an artist's roundtable with children's book authors and musicians.<br><br>Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt are live at the Bell House in Brooklyn. On this week's show, Dan and Allison talk about city parenting, surrogacy, and have an artist's roundtable with children's book authors Matt de la Peña and Rebecca Stead, and children's recording artist Laurie Berkner.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ClubW.com/momanddad">ClubW.com/momanddad</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by the new middle-grade novel The Terrible Two Get Worse, the hilarious sequel to The Terrible Two, which spent more than 10 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2016
Live Show Lateness
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting is going to go up on Saturday this week because of our live show taping at the Bell House in Brooklyn. If you're in New York, we would love to see you. You can buy tickets at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.Slate.com/live">Slate.com/live</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 18, 2016
Better Get a Shotgun Edition
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Zika virus with an OBGYN and the new HBO Sesame Street.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com ">BollAndBranch.com&nbsp;</a>and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ClubW.com/momanddad">ClubW.com/momanddad</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by the new middle-grade novel The Terrible Two Get Worse, the hilarious sequel to The Terrible Two, which spent more than 10 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2016
The Worst Time for Your Milk to Come In Edition
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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.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores are charging. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off your order, plus free shipping. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollAndBranch.com ">BollAndBranch.com&nbsp;</a>and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>And by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ClubW.com/momanddad">ClubW.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>And by HelloFresh, the meal kit delivery service that makes cooking fun, easy, and convenient! Each week, HelloFresh creates new, delicious recipes—complete with step-by-step instructions—that are designed to take around 30 minutes. For 35 dollars off your first week of deliveries, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.HelloFresh.com">HelloFresh.com</a>&nbsp;and enter MOMANDDAD when you subscribe.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 21, 2016
The Failed Resolutions Edition
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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.<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bollandbranch.com">BollAndBranch.com</a>&nbsp;and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Texture, the mobile app that lets you tap directly into the world's most popular magazines, anywhere, using your phone or tablet. Dive deeper into Vogue, People, Esquire, Time—and hundreds more—with interactive content for a richer reading experience. Right now, try Texture for free at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.Texture.com/momanddad">Texture.com/momanddad</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Club W, leading the "grape to glass" wine revolution. Answer just six simple questions at ClubW.com and their algorithm will create a Palate Profile just for you. Get wine directly to your door, perfectly customized to match your taste. For 50 percent off your first order, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ClubW.com/momanddad">ClubW.com/momanddad</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 07, 2016
Dan Goes to the Mall Edition
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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.&nbsp;<br><br>Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Prudential’s 40/40 Vision, a multimedia microsite exploring what life—and the future—looks like to today’s 40-somethings. Hear what inspires real people, the hopes they have for tomorrow, and much more. See yourself in their stories at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slate.com/4040vision/family">slate.com/4040vision/family</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom &amp; Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www/littlepassports.com/momanddad">littlepassports.com/momanddad</a>.<br>&nbsp;<br>And by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.BollandBranch.com">BollandBranch.com</a>, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 17, 2015
The Dear Prudence Edition
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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 Fighting is brought to you by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad. And by Prudential’s 40/40 Vision, a multimedia microsite exploring what life—and the future—looks like to today’s 40-somethings. Hear what inspires real people, the hopes they have for tomorrow, and much more. See yourself in their stories at slate.com/4040vision/family.And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 03, 2015
Another Obama Administration Official Edition
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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, a multimedia microsite exploring what life - and the future - looks like to today's 40-somethings. Hear what inspires real people, the hopes they have for tomorrow, and much more. See yourself in their stories at slate.com/4040vision/family.   And by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom And Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.   And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 19, 2015
The Agony of Defeat Edition
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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 subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad. And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 05, 2015
Live from Basically The White House Edition
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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 Advisor Valerie Jarrett about work-life balance, and John Dickerson of Slate's Political Gabfest and CBS's "Face the Nation" about presidential 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. And by Prudential’s 40/40 Vision, a multimedia microsite exploring what life—and the future—looks like to today’s 40-somethings. Hear what inspires real people, the hopes they have for tomorrow, and much more. See yourself in their stories at slate.com/4040vision/family. And by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this fall with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 22, 2015
Adult Trick or Treat Edition
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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 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. And by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad. And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 08, 2015
Two Truths and a Lie Edition
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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 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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 24, 2015
Hikes for Whiners Edition
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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 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.   And by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code momanddad40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.   And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets plus free shipping. Go to bollandbranch.com and use the promo code momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 10, 2015
Back to School Edition
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 27, 2015
Lower Your Expectations Edition
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2015
After "Sex After Baby" Edition
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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 soundtrack by Randy Newman.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 30, 2015
Sex After Baby Edition
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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 Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.   And by Audible.com, offering more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice at audible.com/momanddad  <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2015
Dad And Dad Are Fighting Edition
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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 Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 02, 2015
Live from Durham Edition
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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 and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Gemvara. Turn old jewelry or a loose gemstone into a new design setting you'll love. Chose from a variety of beautiful designs or customize your own. Right now, get 15% off the stone reset of your choice at stonereset.com/momanddad. And by: Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom And Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad. And by: Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Casper mattresses come with free delivery and returns within a 100-day period. And get 50 dollars toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/momanddad and using the promo code momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2015
Your Kids Are Not Getting a Scholarship Edition
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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 finding the products they need, from pregnancy to preschool. Discover a personalized box new goodies for your child delivered to your doorstep every month. Get 40% off the first month of a new subscription when you visit bluum.com/momdad and use the promo code MOMDAD. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is also sponsored by Gemvara. Turn old jewelry or a loose gem stone into a new design setting that you'll love. Choose from a variety of beautiful designs or customize your own. Right now get 15% off the stone reset of your choice and stonereset.com/momanddad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 04, 2015
Attacking Molly Weasley Edition
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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 new families find the products they need, from pregnancy to preschool. Discover a personalized box of new goodies for your child, delivered to your doorstep every month.  Get 40 percent off a new subscription when you visit bluum.com/momdad and use the promo code: MOMDAD.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2015
Xenomorph Mom Edition
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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 families across the country, Tractor Mac depicts life on the farm through fun and heart-warming stories about friendship, teamwork, and more. Tractor Mac is on sale now from Farrar Strauss Giroux. Tractor Mac is on sale now from Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2015
Barrenness Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss child support and being child free. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Stone Reset by Gemvara. Get 15% off the stone reset of your choice at Stonereset.com/momanddad. And by Macmillan, a publisher of children's books, including "The Skunk" by Mac Barnet and Patrick McDonnell. The Skunk is on sale now from Roaring Book Press. And by Shari's Berries. Treat your mom to something sweet this Mother's Day with a gift from Shari's Berries. Visit Berries.com, click on the microphone, and use the promo code MomandDad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2015
Quantity Time Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss spending more time with your teens and what it's like to confront your childhood bully.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2015
Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss attending sex ed with your teen and how to deal with guns in people's homes. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 26, 2015
"Is My Kid a Narcissist?" Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss whether we are unintentionally raising narcissistic children and edler care with Bettyville author George Hodgman. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2015
Call Your Mom Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss raising charitable kids with Ron Lieber and then give our moms a call. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 26, 2015
Vaccinate Your Kids Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss how to deal with parents who do not vaccinate their children and snowday activities.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2015
If I Only Had a Girl Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss free range parenting and how children watch movies. Link to our podcast survey: www.slate.com/survey<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2015
I Quit Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss when to allow your child to quit an activity and parenting with chronic pain. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 15, 2015
Better Luck This Year Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss parents' New Year's resolutions and take questions from non-parents. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 01, 2015
The Truth About Santa Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss Santa and toys that require a bit of building.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 17, 2014
Where Can a Parent Score Some Weed? Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss baby names and weed-smoking parents.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2014
Disdaingate Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss stay-at-home parenting and unpack Dan Kois' complicated feelings about it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2014
"You Put That Ninja Sword Where?" Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on children's sexual explorations and parenting kids' phone usage.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2014
The Your Own Personal Fantasyland Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on the dos and don'ts of allowance and the magical wonder that is Disney.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 23, 2014
"Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes" Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on teen sexual health and pop-cultural mockery of parents.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2014
"Should I Even Be a Parent?" Edition
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on whether you should allow your kids to play football and the decision to become a parent.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 25, 2014
"The Porn Talk" Edition
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to your children about porn and whether the tradition of the family meal is overrated.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2014
"It Costs How Much?" Edition
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Slate's Allison Benedikt speaks with Stacia Brown and Dwayne Betts about how black parents talk to their children about racism and the police. Allison is then joined by Slate's Jessica Winter to discuss the Department of Agriculture's eye-popping report on what it costs to raise a child.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood independence and talk to Slate TV Critic Willa Paskin about Bravo's new show "Extreme Guide to Parenting".<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Slate Staff Call-In Extravaganza Edition
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Slate's Dan Kois answers listeners' parenting questions with Hanna Rosin, Katy Waldman, Jordan Weissmann, Amanda Hess, Julia Turner and Troy Patterson.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Ethan Hawke in a Minivan Edition
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on Boyhood, with special guest dad Richard Linklater, and pre-pregnancy contracts. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Magic Beer Fridge Edition
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Slate's Dan Kois and guest host Emily Yoffe (Slate's Dear Prudence columnist) discuss preparing your kids for peer pressure, talking with girls about their first period, and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 03, 2014
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Pre-School Pomp and Circumstance Edition
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on maternal mental illness and Kindergarten Graduations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2014
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Trash Can Football Edition
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Two Kids in a Hot Car Edition
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Open Hearts by Jane Seymour Mother's Day Necklace Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on campus sexual assault, talking to kids about different kinds of families, and Mother's Day. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The What's in That School Lunch Edition
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on school lunches and the stigma of having, and being, an only child.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Grand Canyon Heat Stroke Edition
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss paternity leave with the New York Times' Michael Roston, and talk about the pros and cons of adventurous parenting with Slate's Amanda Hess.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Live And Let Lice Edition
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why you should not help your kids with their homework with journalist Dana Goldstein, and whether or not head lice are really that big of a deal.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Don't Be So Bossy Edition
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk about new changes with the SAT with author Todd Balf, and discuss Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The City vs. Suburbs Edition
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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?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Everything Is Awesome Edition
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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk to the creators of American Promise, a documentary that follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school graduation, and discuss the Lego Movie.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: I Am The Standard Edition
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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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2014
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2014
Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Holiday Swirl Edition
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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parental "hate reads", and are joined by author Susan Katz Miller to talk about holidays in interfaith families.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2013
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.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2013