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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editor Dan Kois and his special guest host, Dear Prudence columnist Emily Yoffe, talk about helping your kids to resist peer pressure. A listener calls asking about expressing affection towards other people’s kids. And finally, the joyous arrival of “Aunt Flo”: How should you talk to your kids about menstruation?
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Mom and Dad recommend:
Emily recommends Dad Is Fat, comedian Jim Gaffigan’s book about having five kids under the age of 8 in a two-bedroom walkup.
Dan recommends the picture book The Pilot and the Little Prince by Peter Sís, about the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. You can also read a conversation between the three-time Caldecott winner Sís and his editor at the Slate Book Review.
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