Slate’s parenting podcast on parenting a child with Down syndrome.

My Child Has Down Syndrome. How Should I Talk to Your Child About It?

My Child Has Down Syndrome. How Should I Talk to Your Child About It?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Sept. 7 2017 2:15 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Dude, Where’s My Carvell?” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast tackles some tough questions from listeners.


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On this week’s episode, Rebecca and Gabe answer a question from a listener whose son has Down syndrome and who wants to know how to respond when other kids treat him badly—and another from a listener whose husband is better than she is at taking me-time. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, how to cope with “ridiculously long and expensive” school supply lists.


  • Rebecca recommends hosting a foreign exchange student.
  • Gabe recommends letting little kids help take care of babies.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.