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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder, about kindness and bullying. Then, the clown craze sweeping our nation’s school districts: Should parents laugh it off or take it seriously? Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about how much money it takes to have a kid.
This week on Slate Plus, Slate’s Will Saletan reveals a fail that could be his, could be his wife’s, or could be his teenage son’s. Dan and Allison adjudicate.
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Dan recommends a scripted, serial podcast for middle-school kids, starring middle-school kids: The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel.
Allison recommends two reads—one a pleasure read (“Going to Bed With Your Partner Is Ideal—But Is It Normal?” by Leon Neyfakh), one a hate read (“Our Sleep Training Nightmare,” by Lisa Selin Davis).
This week’s advertisers are Money Mind (a new podcast from Prudential), Little Passports, and Blue Apron.
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Podcast produced by Efim Shapiro.