Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Contraception and mom jeans.

Should You Make Your Daughter Get an IUD?

Should You Make Your Daughter Get an IUD?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on mom jeans and talking to kids about contraception.

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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 sex educator and Scarleteen founder Heather Corinna about IUDs for teenagers, and how to discuss contraception with your kids. Then, Dan and Allison yak about mom jeans and dad jokes—has the mocking of parents gone too far? Plus a listener call about babies and sleep, and parenting triumphs and fails.  


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Allison recommends Me & Dog, Gene Weingarten’s new children’s book, which explores the possibility that there is no God. 

Dan wants your kids to watch the PBS Kids show, Fetch! With Ruff Ruffian.

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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.