Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Teacher gifts and Father’s Day.

What Are the Worst End-of-Year Class Gifts? A Teacher Tells All.

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Slate's parenting podcast.
June 5 2014 10:21 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Trash Can Football” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’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 get schooled on child safety by the bureau chief of Arlington County Child and Family Services, Tabitha Kelly, and an anonymous teacher advises on teacher gifts. Then, Father’s Day. How good is Dan at various traditional dad tasks?


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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison recommends the game “trash can football,” for which there is no link, and no Internet presence, that’s how awesome it is.

Dan recommends a game called Ho Ho. It combines learning and plummeting from  terrifying heights. Also, not online.

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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.