Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Vaccine resisters and snow days.

A Parents’ Guide to Getting Through Another Freaking Snow Day

A Parents’ Guide to Getting Through Another Freaking Snow Day

Slate's parenting podcast.
Feb. 12 2015 10:20 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Vaccinate Your Kids Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to talk to vaccine resisters and get through snow days.

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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 Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus, about how to deal with vaccine resisters in your midst. Then, our listeners’ best snow day ideas, a call about a willful older brother who won’t stop making the baby cry, and parenting triumphs and fails.  


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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison recommends Melinda Wenner Moyer’s great advice for understandably freaked out parents of unvaccinated infants and a soon-to-be-released book, After Birth, which Allison has not actually finished reading, but which people either seem to love love love or hate hate hate.


Dan recommends taking your kids to see the Oscar-nominated animated shorts.

This week’s advertisers are:

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Podcast produced by Ann Hepperman.

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.