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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 novelist Gabriel Roth about approaching dark or difficult subjects with your kids through picture books. Then, Slatesters nominate best moms of pop culture. Plus, a listener call on how to talk to children about body image and fitness, and parenting triumphs and fails, including this one:
Parenting triumph of the day: Did not barf when I got to the clinic and saw this pic.twitter.com/4uGlfmXNkH— Dan Kois (@dankois) May 4, 2015
Items discussed in the show:
- “And People?” by Gabriel Roth in Slate.
- Alfie and the Birthday Surprise by Shirley Hughes
- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
- Fireboat by Maira Kalman
- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
- Family Ties, Friday Night Lights, Aliens, Love Actually, Empire, The Runaway Bunny, Imitation of Life, Arrested Development, That 70s Show, and Dumbo.
Mom and Dad recommend:
Allison recommends On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
Dan recommends going to a high school musical with your children, no matter the high school.
This week’s advertiser is Macmillan children’s publishing and the Tractor Mac books by Billy Steers, a heartwarming series about life on a farm.
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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann. Our intern is Jessie Chasen-Taber.