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Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting Podcast by Allison Benedikt

Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting Podcast

by Allison Benedikt

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


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Bible Movies Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 27, 2017


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. 

Have a question you'd like us to answer? Leave us a message at 424-255-7833.


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Deathbed Sandwich Generation Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


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. 

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Sperm In Top Hats Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 30, 2017


Gabriel Roth is joined this week by writer Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie, host of Crime Writers On..., 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.  

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Designer Genes Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


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 The Gene Machine, 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.  

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Allison's Viking Funeral Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 02, 2017


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. 

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Teenage Life Coach Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Gabriel Roth, Slate senior editor, and Rebecca Lavoie, host of Crime Writers On..., 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.

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Child Care War Machine Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 02, 2017


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

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The Sad Laura Ashley Bat Mitzvah Dress Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 19, 2017


On today's show, hosts Gabriel Roth, editor at Slate, and Lizzie Skurnick, author of That Should Be A Word, 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 Screenwise, about the unspoken rules that influence kid's choices on social media.

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. 

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The Hardest Age Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 05, 2017


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

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See Ya Dan Kois Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


This is the last one with Dan Kois, guys! 

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. 

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Unexpected Loss Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 08, 2016


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.

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Trump, Turkey, and Teens Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 24, 2016


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

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Why Isn't My Kid's Teacher Returning My Texts Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 10, 2016


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. 

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Mom's With Her Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 27, 2016


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.  In the Plus segment, LV Anderson tackles the important Halloween question: should teens go trick-or-treating?

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The National Clown Threat Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 13, 2016


Allison and Dan dive deep into the mythology of killer clowns.  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.

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The Six Kids and Twelve Nannys Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 29, 2016


Dan and Allison search for insight into the mystery of Brangelexit by speaking with two members of a real-life big family, Noreen Malone and her mom, Mary Ellen Brennan.  Also, Si?n Stevens, an aging services specialist, talks about the important conversations we all must have with our aging parents.  In the Slate Plus segment, Aisha Harris reminisces about "All My Children," as a tribute to the show's creator, Agnes Nixon, who died on September 28th. 

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The How Soon Is Too Soon To E-Mail the Teacher Edition?

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 15, 2016


Dan and Allison discuss the thorny issue of parent-teacher communication with Matt Dicks.  And Belle Boggs, author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, shares her story of infertility. In the Plus segment, Slate writer John Swansburg delivers a Snuffleupagus of a triumph.  Or is it a Big Bird fail? You decide. 

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The Mom and Dad Have Answers Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


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

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The “Doping for Kids” Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


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.

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Mean Girls and Lazy Guys Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 04, 2016


On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Rosalind Wiseman about the new edition about her classic guide to girls' friendships and discuss the division of household labor.

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Blame Dan and Donald

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 21, 2016


Mom And Dad Are Fighting is taking a break this week. Blame Dan and Donald Trump.

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What to Expect When You're Unexpectedly the First Lady Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 07, 2016


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.

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Tale of Two Cities Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


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.

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Dads and Dogs Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jun 09, 2016


On today's show Allison and Dan discuss putting a family pet asleep and for Father's Day we'll hear stories about dads from Slate staffers. 

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Extreme Bedtime Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, May 26, 2016


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

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Is Grit Good? Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, May 12, 2016


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

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Mothers and Meddlers Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


On today's show, Allison and Dan hear stories from Slate staff about their mothers and talk talks with actor Susan Sarandon about motherhood and the movie The Meddler.

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Positive Opposites Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 14, 2016


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.

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Defending Easter Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 31, 2016


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.


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Trump is a Very Bad Man Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 17, 2016


On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to parents about raising a transgender child and how to talk to your kids about Trump.

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D?na Prump Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 03, 2016


Dan Kois discusses social media and teens with author Nancy Jo Sales and Black-ish with Slate's Aisha Harris.

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Live from Brooklyn Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Sat, Feb 20, 2016


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.

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 Pe?a and Rebecca Stead, and children's recording artist Laurie Berkner.

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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. 

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Live Show Lateness

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 18, 2016


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 Slate.com/live.

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Better Get a Shotgun Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 04, 2016


Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Zika virus with an OBGYN and the new HBO Sesame Street.

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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. 

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The Worst Time for Your Milk to Come In Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 21, 2016


Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss iPads in the classroom and talk with two mothers who had their children days apart.

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The Failed Resolutions Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 07, 2016


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.

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Dan Goes to the Mall Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 17, 2015


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. 

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The Dear Prudence Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 03, 2015


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.

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Another Obama Administration Official Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 19, 2015


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.

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The Agony of Defeat Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 05, 2015


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.

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Live from Basically The White House Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 22, 2015


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.

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Adult Trick or Treat Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 08, 2015


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.

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Two Truths and a Lie Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 24, 2015


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.

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Hikes for Whiners Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 10, 2015


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.

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Back to School Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 27, 2015


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.

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Lower Your Expectations Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 13, 2015


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.

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After "Sex After Baby" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 30, 2015


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.

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Sex After Baby Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 16, 2015


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  

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Dad And Dad Are Fighting Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 02, 2015


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.

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Live from Durham Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jun 18, 2015


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.

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Your Kids Are Not Getting a Scholarship Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jun 04, 2015


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.

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Attacking Molly Weasley Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, May 21, 2015


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.

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Xenomorph Mom Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, May 07, 2015


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.

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Barrenness Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 23, 2015


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.

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Quantity Time Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 09, 2015


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.

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Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 26, 2015


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.

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"Is My Kid a Narcissist?" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss whether we are unintentionally raising narcissistic children and edler care with Bettyville author George Hodgman.

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Call Your Mom Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 26, 2015


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss raising charitable kids with Ron Lieber and then give our moms a call.

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Vaccinate Your Kids Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 12, 2015


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss how to deal with parents who do not vaccinate their children and snowday activities.

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If I Only Had a Girl Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 29, 2015


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

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I Quit Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 15, 2015


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss when to allow your child to quit an activity and parenting with chronic pain.

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Better Luck This Year Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 01, 2015


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss parents' New Year's resolutions and take questions from non-parents.

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The Truth About Santa Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss Santa and toys that require a bit of building.

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Where Can a Parent Score Some Weed? Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 04, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss baby names and weed-smoking parents.

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Disdaingate Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 20, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss stay-at-home parenting and unpack Dan Kois' complicated feelings about it.

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"You Put That Ninja Sword Where?" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Nov 06, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on children's sexual explorations and parenting kids' phone usage.

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The Your Own Personal Fantasyland Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 23, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on the dos and don'ts of allowance and the magical wonder that is Disney.

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"Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Oct 09, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on teen sexual health and pop-cultural mockery of parents.

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"Should I Even Be a Parent?" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 25, 2014


Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on whether you should allow your kids to play football and the decision to become a parent.

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"The Porn Talk" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Sep 11, 2014


Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to your children about porn and whether the tradition of the family meal is overrated.

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"It Costs How Much?" Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 28, 2014


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.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Indigo Child Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Aug 14, 2014


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".

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Slate Staff Call-In Extravaganza Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 31, 2014


Slate's Dan Kois answers listeners' parenting questions with Hanna Rosin, Katy Waldman, Jordan Weissmann, Amanda Hess, Julia Turner and Troy Patterson.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Ethan Hawke in a Minivan Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 17, 2014


Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on Boyhood, with special guest dad Richard Linklater, and pre-pregnancy contracts. 

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Magic Beer Fridge Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jul 03, 2014


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.

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Pre-School Pomp and Circumstance Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jun 19, 2014


Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on maternal mental illness and Kindergarten Graduations.

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Trash Can Football Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jun 05, 2014


Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Two Kids in a Hot Car Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, May 22, 2014


Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Open Hearts by Jane Seymour Mother's Day Necklace Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, May 08, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on campus sexual assault, talking to kids about different kinds of families, and Mother's Day. 

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The What's in That School Lunch Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 24, 2014


Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on school lunches and the stigma of having, and being, an only child.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Grand Canyon Heat Stroke Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Apr 10, 2014


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.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Live And Let Lice Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 27, 2014


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.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Don't Be So Bossy Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


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.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The City vs. Suburbs Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


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?

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: Everything Is Awesome Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Feb 13, 2014


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.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: I Am The Standard Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 30, 2014


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.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Be Present Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Jan 16, 2014


Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the pros and cons of summer camp and are joined by blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about mindful parenting.

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Holiday Swirl Edition

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 19, 2013


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.

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting Ep. 1: Don't Test My Kids

Author: Slate Magazine/Panoply
Thu, Dec 05, 2013


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

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