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Jan. 16 2014 11:26 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Be Present” 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 mindful-parenting blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about not being such angry parents all the time. Then Dan and Allison discuss summer camp—is it good for kids or just another way to overschedule them?

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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison and her kids love Wild Kratts, a PBS Kids show starring brothers Chris and Martin Kratt that teaches kids a bazillion factoids about animals.

Dan recommends three great comic books, Lynda Barry’s The Freddie Stories, and the first two volumes of manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto’s Sunny series.

Email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should cover in the next edition.

Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor, co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

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