Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Lena Dunham’s childhood sexual exploration and teens with phones.

Should Teenagers Be Allowed to Bring Their Phones to School?

Should Teenagers Be Allowed to Bring Their Phones to School?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Nov. 6 2014 11:38 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “You Put That Ninja Sword Where??” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on childhood sexual exploration and teens with phones.

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editor Allison Benedikt and DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin talk to inner city family doctor Meri Kolbrener about the line between normal and abnormal childhood sexual exploration, and put the most recent Lena Dunham flap in perspective. Then, Emily Bazelon calls in to discuss the biggest issue she faces with her teenage son: his phone. Plus Slate’s L.V. Anderson joins us for a listener call about Jesus’ birthday, and parenting triumphs and fails.  

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Hanna loves the teen board game Quelf, which is great for breaking the ice at a party.

Allison says you should take your kids slot-car racing. If you live in Brooklyn, here’s a good place.

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