Mean girls and household chores on this weeks’ Mom and Dad Are Fighting.

How Have Girl Dynamics Changed Since Mean Girls?

How Have Girl Dynamics Changed Since Mean Girls?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Aug. 4 2016 7:01 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Mean Girls and Lazy Guys Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about girl dynamics and the division of household labor.

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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to author Rosalind Wiseman about the new edition of her classic book Queen Bees and Wannabes and what has changed in the years since the book first came out.* Then they discuss how to divide up parenting chores without fighting about it. Just kidding. They discuss how to divide up parenting chores and fighting about it. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a special announcement about Dan and the show instead of a listener call.

This week on Slate Plus, Slate designer Natalie Matthews-Ramo shares a moving-related parenting triumph or fail.

Items discussed on the show:

This American Life episode, “Status Update.”

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Margaret Talbot’s 2002 profile of Rosalind Wisemen, “Girls Just Want to Be Mean.”

Mom and Mom recommend:

Dan recommends the comic strip Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson, who recently died and was celebrated in this lovely appreciation.

Allison recommends Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. Seriously.

This week’s advertisers are Green Chef and Little Passports.

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Podcast produced by Ann Heppermann.

*Correction, Aug. 17, 2016: This post originally misspelled the title of Rosalind Wiseman’s book. (Return.)

Allison Benedikt is Slate’s executive editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s culture department. He is writing a book called How to Be a Family and co-writing, with Isaac Butler, an oral history of Angels in America.