Mom and Dad Are Fighting on parenting in the age of Trump and The Edge of Seventeen.

How to Be a Parent in the Age of Trump

How to Be a Parent in the Age of Trump

Slate's parenting podcast.
Nov. 24 2016 7:00 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Trump, Turkey, and Teens Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on parenting in the age of Trump and the teen movie The Edge of Seventeen.


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In this week’s parenting podcast, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to Political Gabfest host Emily Bazelon and author and public defender Dwayne Betts about the very particular problems of talking with your kids about a Trump presidency. Then, Dan interviews Kelly Fremon Craig, director of the great new teen movie The Edge of Seventeen, about teen sexuality and mother-daughter battles. Plus parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and a listener call about getting your kids a phone.

This week on Slate Plus, Dan, Allison, and Emily Bazelon talk about what they’re thankful for.

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Dan recommends Kate Beasley’s Gertie’s Leap to Greatness.

Allison recommends Sydney Taylor’s The All-of-a-Kind Family.

This week’s advertisers are Texture, Little Passports, and Speakaboos.

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Podcast produced by Zack Dinerstein.

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

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.