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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.

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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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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@Slate

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English

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Episodes

The I Hate You Edition

2/13/2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Isaac Butler to answer a question from a mom trying to make up for a verbal slip in a moment of frustration. And we have a question from a mom who wants to fend off family pressure to baptize her child. For Slate Plus: a mini Mom and Dad are Fighting reunion! Dan talks to Allison Benedikt about her adventure taking Sam to the Westminster Dog Show. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Dan recommends Every Kid Outdoors, a program...

Duration:00:41:22

Let Black Girls Be Girls Edition

2/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:43

The Basketball Families Edition

1/30/2020
On this week’s episode: A question from a mom who is feeling like the only parent at home due to her husband’s time-consuming commitment to assistant coaching a high school basketball team. Also, Jamilah wrote about her experience talking about Kobe Bryant’s death in this week’s Care and Feeding column. The hosts discuss Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the challenge of talking about death with kids. During the discussion Elizabeth recommended two books: Margaret Wise Brown’s The Dead Bird...

Duration:01:07:30

The Odd Girl Out Edition

1/23/2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Elizabeth Newcamp to answer a question from a mom with sons who is bothered when people ask her if she wants a daughter. While she loves having boys, the questions are annoying because, deep down, she thinks having a mother-daughter bond would be nice. They also answer a question from a mom looking for an appropriate way to ask parents if they keep guns in their house before letting her kids go over to play. For Slate Plus, Dan, Jamilah...

Duration:00:49:18

Already Over the Christmas Presents Edition

1/16/2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Care and Feeding columnist Nicole Cliffe. They answer a question from a mom whose brother’s suicide attempt is causing her to reevaluate her son’s relationship with his uncle. He’s recovering, but can she trust him to look after her eight year old? They also answer a question from a father whose kid regrets choosing an iPad over a Switch. Should he just break down and buy the Switch? And how can he teach his son that getting the next...

Duration:00:50:13

Pretty White Boy Edition

1/9/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:02

New Year, New Us

1/2/2020
On this week’s episode: Jamilah is joined by former MADAF host Gabriel Roth to talk about their New Year’s parenting resolutions. Plus, they answer a listener question from a mom wondering if her husband’s napping is selfish. For Slate Plus, Jamilah and Gabriel compare the parents they thought they would be with the parents they actually are. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends the Creatable World Deluxe Character Set, gender non-conforming dolls from Mattel....

Duration:00:48:02

Peek Behind the Curtain

12/26/2019
From yelling at kids to teens gallivanting around Europe to breast milk taste tests, 2019 has been a year of wonderful questions and conundrums from you—our fellow parents. On this week’s special edition: our favorite moments from this year’s Slate Plus segments. If you like what you hear in this episode, sign up for Slate Plus. 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...

Duration:01:04:41

This Was Not in the Parenting Handbook

12/19/2019
On this week’s episode: Jamilah is joined by Rebecca Lavoie to answer this week’s listener questions from moms contemplating changing schools because their biracial daughter is bothered about not fitting in, and a mother whose childcare provider is offering to do it for free. How can she ensure her neighbor is properly compensated for this service? For Slate Plus, Jamilah and Rebecca take advantage of Dan’s absence and respond to his article “The Decade in Dads” article with the Decade in...

Duration:00:43:07

Slate Presents: Lockdown

12/18/2019
If you have any school-aged children in your life, you know that lockdown and active shooter drills have become a routine part of their school experience. These drills now take place in 95 percent of American schools. What you’re about to hear is a collaboration between Slate and The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence in the United States. It’s an audio project featuring firsthand accounts from kids of all ages about what it’s like to go through these drills. We hear a lot...

Duration:00:24:52

Candy Cane Lane

12/12/2019
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by guest host Michelle Herman, novelist, professor, and Care and Feeding columnist. They answer listener questions from a parent looking for ways to make Christmas enjoyable and a mother who is feeling left out of mother-child bonding experiences. For Slate Plus, Dan tells Lyra’s favorite new joke. (It’s awful.) Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Michelle recommends asking your kids for advice. And not just tech advice! Jamilah...

Duration:01:05:40

Home Alone

12/5/2019
This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Katherine Goldstein answer listener questions from a parent looking for ways to enjoy family visits and a neighbor who is worried for the kids next door who were left behind. For Slate Plus, what should you NOT say to someone expecting twins. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends matching outfits...

Duration:00:57:52

Live from Miami

11/28/2019
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are live from the Miami Book Fair where they are joined by Pamela Paul, author of How to Raise a Reader and Adam Mansbach, author of Fuck, Now There Are Two of You. This week the hosts discuss scaring their kids with inappropriate books and making the most out of children with different schedules. For Slate Plus, the hosts discuss if parenting really is harder nowadays—or do we just hear more about the trials and tribulations in books, blogs or even,...

Duration:00:49:13

Whoops...A Baby!

11/21/2019
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Elizabeth Newcamp answer listener questions from a mom who is contemplating telling her son he was unplanned before his father tells him. Plus, a guide to making friends with other parents from a military mom who has to do it every three years. How can you make the leap from school yard acquaintances to actual friends? For Slate Plus, the hosts reminisce about amusement park memories. Can parents actually have fun? Or is it all about the...

Duration:01:03:19

Keep Your Head Above Water

11/14/2019
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Greg Lavallee answer listener questions from a parent whose daughter is afraid of the water and a mom who needs a response strategy for a disrespectful kiddo. For Slate Plus, the hosts strategize date night. Are microdates the solution to a busy schedule? Or is it worth the effort of hiring a babysitter to go out? Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends a newfangled entertainment destination… a place where you...

Duration:00:55:35

Into the Unknown

11/7/2019
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...

Duration:00:56:03

Parent Under the Influence Edition

10/31/2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who wants to know if a few drinks while watching the kids is a bad decision or modern parenting. And a question about a grandpa with advancing Alzheimer’s. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the Faith Smith joins the hosts to talk about her spectacular parenting fail. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:01:01

Jesus, Take the Wheel!

10/24/2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who wants to better deal with her kid’s identity and a dad who is insisting his kid learn to drive. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the hosts answer a bonus listener question. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Rebecca recommends the app, Wordscapes. Jamilah recommends making your home colorful. Dan recommends the lemon and ginger...

Duration:01:01:20

You Need To Calm Down

10/17/2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who wants to know if it really makes a difference whether you yell at your kids and another mom who wants to make sure she doesn’t overshare her mental health issues with her kid. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the hosts talk kid-approved scary movies. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Rebecca recommends having fall-themed actives all...

Duration:01:09:16

Breast Milk Taste Test

10/10/2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca and Dan answer listener questions from a mom struggling with whether it’s okay to offer breast milk to her curious kid and a mom who thinks it’s uncool to be disrupted by a kid during a performance for kids. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Rebecca makes an announcement. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Rebecca recommends you hate watch Ghost Adventures. Dan recommends Kopp’s Frozen...

Duration:00:41:19