Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Campus sexual assault and Mother’s Day.

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

Slate's parenting podcast.
May 8 2014 11:49 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “The Open Heart by Jane Seymour Mother’s Day Necklace” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on campus sexual assault and Mother’s Day.

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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 talk to Slate’s Emily Bazelon about campus sexual assault, and how parents should be dealing with the issue when preparing their kids for college. Then, Mother’s Day. What gifts do moms really want? Hint: Not this.


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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison really liked the documentary Mitt, and also says you shouldn’t tell your kids that politicians you disagree with are bad people. Live and learn!

Dan recommends the board game, The Game of Life Zapped Edition, which your kids will play by themselves.

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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.