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Aug. 14 2014 8:19 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Indigo Child” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on what we let our kids do on their own and Bravo’s Extreme Guide to Parenting.

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Slate parenting survey on what kids do on their own and when. Were our childhoods really more idyllic than childhood today? Then they discuss the Bravo show Extreme Guide to Parenting with Slate TV critic Willa Paskin.

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Allison recommends going on eBay and ordering little girls’ clothes from the ’70s because they are adorable. Specifically, she recommends the designers Debby Dare, Betti Terrell, and Tiny Tots Original Imports.

Dan recommends playing cards with your kids. He plays rummy and crazy eights, but will not play war with his kids anymore because war sucks. Cards with kids is legitimately fun for adults because you almost always win. Plus, the kids may become distracted while playing and actually tell you things. Then Allison told Dan to buy Rummikub, and he did.

Email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of this week’s show and give us ideas for what we should cover in the next edition. Got questions that you’d like us to answer on a future episode? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.

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

Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor, co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

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