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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 interview reporter Dana Goldstein about the surprising findings of a study on how parental involvement impacts a child’s success at school and talk about lice—specifically, a sane new policy that lets kids with lice stay in school.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Dana Goldstein’s Atlantic piece, “Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework.”
- Dan Kois on the latest in school lice policies.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on treating lice.
- “The Overprotected Kid,” by Hanna Rosin.
- John Dickerson on his children slowly making him obsolete.
- 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan says to buy Mad Libs for your kids. They are ____ and your children will ____ them.
Allison suggests sobbing once a week. To facilitate, she recommends NBC’s Parenthood.
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