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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 Lenore Skenazy, whose reality show, World’s Worst Mom, attempts to turn extreme helicopter moms into free-range parents. Then they discuss how watching movies with kids can transform your way of looking at art with Slate’s film critic Dana Stevens. Plus, a listener call about being disappointed about your baby’s gender, and parenting triumphs and fails.
Items discussed in the show:
- World’s Worst Mom airs Thursday nights on the Discovery Life channel.
- Slate’s story about Maryland free-range parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv.
- Dana Stevens’ essay, “Tumbling Into the Screen.”
- A.O. Scott in the New York Times on watching non-kids’ movies with kids.
Mom and Dad recommend:
Dan recommends singing karaoke with your kids as an activity that groups of mixed genders and ages can enjoy together. (It’s also a great way to learn about all the swears in songs you didn’t know had any swears at all in them.)
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Podcast produced by Ann Hepperman.