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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 researcher Eddie Brummelman of the University of Amsterdam about a new study on what makes for narcissistic kids. Then, we talk elder care with George Hodgman, author of the new memoir Bettyville. Plus, a listener asks about what to do when a day-care center isn’t following the law, and Dan thinks Allison’s fail isn’t really a fail.
Items discussed in the show:
- The Times profile of WNYC’s Manoush Zomorodi where Dan learned about the George Washington Game
- An article about the Dr. Brummelman’s study on child raising and narcissism
- The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- The state of California’s child-care licensing regulations
- George Hodgman’s memoir Bettyville
Mom and Dad recommend:
Allison rescinds her recommendation of The Slap [insert slap sound here].
Allison recommends the New York Times Magazine profile of middle-distance runner Mary Cain, “Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast,” by Elizabeth Weil.
Dan recommends Drew Weing’s Web comic for 7- to 12-year-olds, The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo.
Dan and Allison both recommend figuring out how to pronounce “Weil” and “Weing” before you go on a podcast and talk about them.
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Podcast produced by Ann Hepperman.