Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with special guest John Dickerson about managing the transition from kids who believe in Santa to kids who know that (SPOILER ALERT) there is no Santa. Then John sticks around to discuss his article about holiday gifts that aren’t video games. Plus triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about what to do when mom and dad really are fighting.
This week, Mom and Dad discussed:
- Elf on the Shelf
- The Guardian’s story on a recent study about the risks of having children less than 18 months apart.
- The study itself.
- John Dickerson’s article “Have Yourself a Tactile Little Christmas.”
- The real reason Mom and Dad have been fighting: They’ve been working together on this Slate special project for a year.
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends the Lizzie Skurnick Books editions of The All-of-a-Kind Family books. Buy three, get one free!
This week’s episode was sponsored by Automatic.com. Use our special URL automatic.com/momdad to get $20 off your order.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you thought of today’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.