Allison Benedikt
Allison Benedikt Allison Benedikt

Allison Benedikt is Slate’s news director. Follow her on Twitter.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 27 2015 3:53 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Back to School EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on sending your children back to school.
Culturebox
Aug. 3 2015 11:48 AMBehind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 16 2015 10:39 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Sex After Baby EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the dangers of helicopter parenting and having sex (or not) after having a baby.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 18 2015 12:16 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Live From Durham” EditionListen as Slate’s parenting podcast discusses indie-rock dadhood and the songs kids love and parents hate.
Weddings
June 15 2015 4:00 PM“A Modest Affair in Which I Will Entertain 100 or So People”Two future Slate grooms debate the importance of wedding planning.
Behind the Scenes
June 1 2015 12:28 PMSlate Gets ResultsWe Googled ourselves. It wasn’t the first time. It won’t be the last. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 21 2015 10:49 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Attacking Molly Weasley EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on having a child while single and a New York City school that is dividing children into groups by race.
Triumphs and Fails
May 8 2015 4:33 PMGetting a Staple Out of Your Child’s FingerThere are some things school nurses can’t do.
Triumphs and Fails
April 23 2015 4:53 PMBut I Don’t Like Basketball!Parenting triumphs on helping your children try new things and getting excited about reading.
Science
April 1 2015 11:01 AM“I’m Going to a Condom Conference in New Orleans!”L.V. Anderson and her editor Allison Benedikt talk about the challenges of reporting on condom development, conducting lambskin experiments, and more.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 26 2015 9:51 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a revolutionary new sex ed class and how to ask other parents about guns in their homes.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 12 2015 10:04 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Is My Kid a Narcissist?!” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to teach your kids that they aren’t better than everyone else, elder care, and day-care scofflaws.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 12 2015 10:20 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Vaccinate Your Kids EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to talk to vaccine resisters and get through snow days.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 16 2015 1:21 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The I Quit EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on when to let your kids quit activities, and parenting with chronic pain. 
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 31 2014 1:16 PMSlate Staffers Pick Their Out-of-Left-Field Favorite Slate Articles of 2014
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 13 2015 2:50 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Lower Your Expectations EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college costs and family vlogging.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 30 2015 9:19 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The After Sex After Baby EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on viral parenting and raising an organic child.
Slate Plus
July 8 2015 11:54 AM“When You Do Something, It Will Follow You”Is the ability to erase your online past a good thing? Slate editors weigh in. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 17 2015 6:22 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Voodoo Doll” and “Come on Eileen” Extra EditionSuperchunk’s Mac McCaughan plays a few songs from his life as a dad.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 4 2015 10:38 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: Your Kids Are Not Getting Scholarships EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the endless hell of travel sports teams and wealthy motherhood. 
Triumphs and Fails
May 21 2015 2:08 PMParenting Triumph: Mom Is Going to the Circus!Sometimes being a parent is more important than work.
Behind the Scenes
May 15 2015 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 7 2015 11:11 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Xenomorph Mom EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the best moms in pop culture and talking to your kids about death.  
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 23 2015 10:14 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Barrenness EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on child support and the choice not to have children. 
Triumphs and Fails
March 26 2015 12:49 PMHow to Throw Middle Child Syndrome Out the DoorParenting triumphs on paying attention to your middle child and fails on coaching your child softball with frustration.
Triumphs and Fails
March 12 2015 4:06 PMWhere Does Electricity Come From?Not from the sky. Parenting fails on teaching children how things work and breaking the news about the big move.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 26 2015 10:20 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Call Your Mom EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to raise generous kids and calling your mom.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 29 2015 10:16 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “If I Only Had a Girl” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a new reality show about free-range kids, gender disappointment, and a film critic’s essay about watching movies with her daughter.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 2 2015 10:48 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Better Luck This Year EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on parenting resolutions, drinking around kids, and how to be a good aunt. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 19 2014 9:36 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Truth About Santa EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss Santa Claus and holiday gifts that will get your kids to make something, not stare at a screen.

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Sept. 2 2015 3:05 PM “Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.” Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.