Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Losing the Asperger’s diagnosis and raising kids in the city vs. the suburbs.

City vs. Suburbs: Where Is It Better to Raise Kids?

City vs. Suburbs: Where Is It Better to Raise Kids?

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Feb. 27 2014 12:44 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “City vs. Suburbs” Edition

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are joined by Hanna Rosin to discuss her Atlantic article, “Letting Go of Asperger’s.” And then, parenting death match, city vs. suburbs edition. Where is it better to raise kids?


Other items discussed in the show:

Thinking In Numbers, by Daniel Tammet.


Mom and Dad recommend:

Dan says that if you are anywhere near Baltimore, Md., you should take your kids to visit the American Visionary Art Museum. It is awesome.

Allison recommends that you not play kids’ music for your kids. Sorry, Dan Zanes.

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Allison Benedikt is Slate’s executive editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.