Carvell Wallace
Carvell Wallace

Carvell Wallace is a writer and the father of two teens in Oakland, California. He is a co-host of Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting and has bylines in the New Yorker, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and others. Before his career in writing, he spent 15 years working with incarcerated youth, foster youth, and at-risk youth in New York City and San Francisco.

Care and Feeding
Sept. 26 2018 6:01 AMMy 8-Year-Old Is a SupergeniusShould I be pushing him harder in school?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 19 2018 6:01 AMMy Sister Is a Terrible PersonWill she ever change?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 13 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Recovering Fruit Bat EditionBreaking into teens’ phones and sleep-resistant tots on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 6 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “The Kidnapper’s Not Going to Let Me Use My Phone” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on Facebook groups and racist teasing .
Care and Feeding
Sept. 5 2018 6:00 AMKnow Thyself, but Tone It DownCan I ask my newly out son to be less flamboyant at school so his little brother won’t get bullied?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 29 2018 6:01 AMHow Do I Talk to My Kids About Drugs?My cousin overdosed on opioids, and I don’t know what could have stopped him.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 23 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Bad Grandpa” EditionConfederate flags, chauvinist grandpas, and calendar fails, on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 22 2018 6:00 AMDo We Have to Tip Our Kids’ Camp Counselors?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 15 2018 6:01 AMCan a 5-Year-Old Do Chores?Valuing hard work is the easy part.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 9 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Eighth Grade EditionTaxidermied animals, Africa trips, and the movie Eighth Grade, on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 8 2018 6:00 AMWeighing Love After LossMy partner insisted I have an abortion, and I regret it. Can our relationship survive?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 1 2018 6:01 AMMy Kid’s Birthday Is Too Close to ChristmasHow can we stop him from feeling like no one cares about him?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 26 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Guy in a Gorilla Suit” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when your ex is a lousy parent.
Care and Feeding
July 25 2018 6:00 AMThe Lonely MamaThe kids are moving on, and I don’t know what to do with myself.
Care and Feeding
July 18 2018 6:01 AMI Pack Extra Lunches for My Son’s Needy Friends. Now They’re Bullying Him.How can I support my son without abandoning these kids?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 26 2018 6:00 AMSticky FingersMy emotionally challenged niece has a habit of stealing. How can I deal with her behavior without making things worse?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 19 2018 6:00 AMClosing the Wiggle RoomMy child does well at school, but he avoids chores at all costs. How do we teach him to be a team player?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 12 2018 6:00 AMAsk Your FatherI’m the white parent of a biracial child, and my father-in-law uses the N-word a lot. What should I do if my son starts saying it, too?
Care and Feeding
Sept. 5 2018 6:01 AMVaping in the Girls’ RoomDo I tell other parents that our daughters are using e-cigarettes?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 30 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Age of Fear” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast talks to Kim Brooks, who was charged with a crime for leaving her son alone in a car.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 29 2018 6:00 AMHe Wants Antibiotics. I Want Saline Spray.How do two parents with different health care philosophies agree on their child’s care?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 22 2018 6:01 AMOur Nanny Ditched Us to Help Immigrants at the BorderI support the cause, but should she give a little more notice?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 16 2018 2:19 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Call Me by Your Screen Name” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast talks about teens on Tinder and lying toddlers.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 15 2018 6:00 AMCan We Give Our 17-Year-Old a Bedtime?Or has that ship sailed?
Care and Feeding
Aug. 8 2018 6:01 AMMy Partner Doesn’t Want My Daughter to Visit My MomShe lost fingers in an accident the last time she visited. How do we move past this?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 2 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Sand Couch” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast wonders whether it’s OK to make your toddler wear political slogans he doesn’t understand.
Care and Feeding
Aug. 1 2018 6:00 AMComfort Isn’t Enough. Be a Helper.How do you talk a child through their fear of the future? You work to make it better.
Care and Feeding
July 25 2018 6:01 AMMy Daughter Wants to Know Why Girls Have to Cover Their ChestsHow do I explain it to her?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 19 2018 3:05 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Blockchain Baby Names” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when your son’s friends call him a girl.
Care and Feeding
July 18 2018 6:00 AMMaking a Hospice a HomeCan end-of-life care coexist with healthy family life?

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