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Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois review and debate the latest parenting news, and try to stay civil.

Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois review and debate the latest parenting news, and try to stay civil.
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Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois review and debate the latest parenting news, and try to stay civil.

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@Slate

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English

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Episodes

Existential Tantrum Edition

5/24/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:54

Great Grandma Name Debate Edition

5/17/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:53

Make Your Own Dang Breakfast Edition

5/10/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:54

Four Wheelers and a Hot Tub Edition

5/3/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:59

Joyless Slog Edition

4/26/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:42

Falling Piano Edition

4/19/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:36

Reservoir Puppies Edition

4/12/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:45

Fascist Haircut Edition

4/5/2018
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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 & Dragons, bro dates, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:39

Anonymous Sex Question Box Edition

3/29/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:43

Technological Dystopia Edition

3/22/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:22

Simpering Airhead Mermaid Edition

3/15/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:13

Minimalist Hellscape Edition

3/8/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:57

Chickenpox for the Soul Edition

3/1/2018
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:51

Professionalized Childhood Edition

2/22/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:51

Vintage Suitcase Edition

2/15/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:34

Secret Twins Edition

2/8/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:53

Binky Barter Edition

2/1/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:50

The Fifteen Candles Edition

1/25/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:42

Too Cool For School Edition

1/18/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:23

Look Who's Back Edition

1/11/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:38

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