Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

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

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Into The Unknown

November 07, 2019 • 56m

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

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Let Black Girls Be Girls Edition

February 06, 2020 • 52m

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by poet, performer, and activist Staceyann Chin to field a question from a mom who’s worried she should give her son a year to grow before he starts kindergarten. Scott Brown, author of the YA novel XL and short guy, calls in to help. The hosts also discuss disproportionate expectations of maturity placed on black girls during childhood. For Slate Plus: a question from a mom wondering if she is can worry about her white son’s experience at a school that has predominantly black and Hispanic students. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends The State of Black Girls: A Go-To Guide for Creating Safe Space for Black Girls by Marline Francois-Madden LCSW. Dan recommends the Newbery-winning comic New Kid by Jerry Craft. Staceyann recommends Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. Additional Reading: XL by Scott Brown. Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children? By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. By Monique W. Morris. Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood by Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake and Thalia González. End Adultification Bias by Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Audio engineering by Chau Tu.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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New to News Edition

June 04, 2020 • 69m

On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth answer a listener question about introducing kids to consuming news. What news sources are age-appropriate? How can parents contextualize current events for kids? The hosts also answer a question from a mom worried that getting a cat will cause tension in the house.  For Slate Plus, they discuss J.K. Rowling’s new children’s story The Ickabog and the children’s illustration contest that’s accompanying the book. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends Me and My Feelings: A Kids' Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves by NBCT Vanessa Green Allen, M.Ed. Elizabeth recommends giving your kid a toolbox. It’s a great place to store all the little treasures that get picked up in the great outdoors.  Dan recommends ditching your current lawn mower for an electric lawn mower.  Kids News Resources: KidNuz, a daily podcast for kids.  The Learning Network from the New York Times.  KidsPost from The Washington Post.  Other Recommendations:  “People Who Hate Cats Live With Cats For A Week” from Buzzfeed.  Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Pretty White Boy Edition

January 09, 2020 • 51m

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

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