Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Olympic issues and diversity in children’s books.

Doping, Cupping, Jingoism: Are the Olympics Good or Bad for Kids?

Doping, Cupping, Jingoism: Are the Olympics Good or Bad for Kids?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Aug. 18 2016 2:03 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Doping for Kids Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about watching the Olympics with kids and the lack of diversity in children’s literature.

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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter talk to Hang Up and Listen hosts Josh Levin and Mike Pesca about what the Olympics teach kids, for good and bad. Then, novelist Rumaan Alam joins the show to discuss the shameful lack of diversity in children’s literature. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about a judgmental friend without kids.

This week on Slate Plus, Slate senior editor Laura Bennett reveals a very charming daughter triumph in how she deals with her wonderful mother while planning a wedding.

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Jessica recommends giving away, NOT trying to sell, old kids’ clothes.

Allison recommends a lovely old children’s book about a friendship between a real mouse and a toy mouse, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, by Leo Lionni.

This week’s advertiser is Green Chef.

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Podcast produced by Efim Shapiro.