The Best Advice for a Great and Fulfilling Paternity Leave

Slate's parenting podcast.
April 10 2014 7:31 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting, the “Grand Canyon Heat Stroke” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on paternity leave advice and adventure parenting.

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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 Michael Roston of the New York Times to talk about the advice he’s received for a happy, fulfilling paternity leave. A listener asks what conversations Dan and Allison had with their respective spouses about parenting before they got married. And Slate’s Amanda Hess joins the podcast to discuss the rescue from the sailboat the Rebel Heart and her childhood as an adventure kid.


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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison points out a harrowing but important feature in Cosmopolitan about the suicide of 12-year-old Florida girl Rebecca Sedwick and the classmates charged for bullying as a result.

Dan recommends a post from the parenting and education blog Cuppacocoa called “A Better Way to Say Sorry.”

Email us at to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should cover in the next edition. And leave us a voicemail anytime at 424-255-RUDE with a question you’d like us to answer on the air.

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

Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.


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