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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 Todd Balf, author of an excellent New York Times Magazine piece on the story behind the revised SAT, and debate the merits of Sheryl Sandberg’s new campaign to ban the word “bossy.”
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Dan took his daughters to see a Story Pirates show, and loved it. (The show featured our awesome producer, Chris Wade, who Dan also recommends.)
Allison suggests checking out the “Classic Starts” series of children’s books, which features classic stories, slightly modified (and with illustrations!) to appeal to younger kids. She wants to read The Secret Garden to her kids next.
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