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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Allison Benedikt is on vacation, so Dan Kois invites Slate-sters Hanna Rosin, Julia Turner, Amanda Hess, Jordan Weissmann, Katy Waldman, and Troy Patterson to answer a smorgasbord of listener calls. They tackle custody arrangements, kids’ last names, European nudity, and much more. Plus: Has our culture become so “kid-first” that people without kids feel under siege?
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Allison recommends being on vacation.
Dan recommends subscribing to magazines for your kids. Any kids’ magazine is great, but specifically, he recommends Top Secret Adventures, which is part magazine, part activity book. Each issue focuses on a different country, so your kid may learn something along the way.
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