Slate’s parenting podcast on vaccinations, day care, triumphs, and fails.

Day Care Providers Screw Up, Too, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Day Care Providers Screw Up, Too, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
Aug. 31 2017 2:00 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Abstraction of Hooptyism” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about vaccinations, day care, and more.


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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about a day care provider who’s been careless about vaccinations, and about how to decide who to appoint as guardians of your kids. Plus: Carvell has a resounding triumph, Gabe has a disturbing fail, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Rebecca gets personal.


  • Rebecca recommends making photocopies of school forms so you don’t have to fill them out next year.
  • Gabe recommends the iOS game Crazy Gears.
  • Carvell recommends Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.