Slate’s parenting podcast on teaching empathy, sibling rivalry, bedtime stories, and more.

Slate’s Parenting Podcast Asks: Can You Teach Empathy to a 2-Year-Old?

Slate’s Parenting Podcast Asks: Can You Teach Empathy to a 2-Year-Old?

Slate's parenting podcast.
May 25 2017 2:28 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Here’s Steve Instead of Carvell” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss how young is too young to teach empathy, and what to do about a boy who dominates his little brother.

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On this week’s episode, Gabe, Rebecca, and special guest Steve Lickteig, executive producer of Slate podcasts, answer questions from listeners about a hostile sibling relationship, and how to teach empathy to a 2-year-old. Plus: three solid triumphs and three actionable recommendations. And on Slate Plus this week, Slate staff writer Joshua Keating on surviving his infant son’s first train trip.


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