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.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 14 2019 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Marching Band Clown Pants” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast scores a rare triple fail.
Care and Feeding
Feb. 13 2019 6:00 AMWhy Can’t I Yell at My Wife? She’s Allowed to Emotionally Manipulate Me.Is yelling during an argument in front of your kids really so bad?
Care and Feeding
Feb. 6 2019 6:01 AMOur Son Is Afraid of Our New HouseHow can we make him feel OK about, like, going downstairs without us?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 31 2019 2:20 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Pesto in a Tub” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on the pros of divorced parenting and older parents.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 30 2019 6:00 AMMy Husband’s Family Is Such a Mess He Doesn’t Want to Tell Them We’re PregnantWe can’t hide this forever!
Care and Feeding
Jan. 23 2019 6:01 AMScreaming for HelpMy teenage daughter uses anger and aggression to deal with recent traumatic family issues. What can I do?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 17 2019 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Grandma Inception” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on the science and shame of picky eating.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 16 2019 6:00 AMA Mom With an AsteriskWe’re caring for a relative’s child. How do I navigate conversations with other parents who assume she’s our biological daughter?
Care and Feeding
Jan. 9 2019 6:01 AMHugs and KissesWe’ve taught our children that they’re in charge of their bodies. But what should we do if they rebuff our physical affection?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 3 2019 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Behind the Velvet Rope” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast revisits some of their favorite Slate Plus segments.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 2 2019 6:00 AMWhat Is the Point of Chores?Is it to teach kids how to contribute to a family, or is it to actually get the dishes clean?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 27 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Friend Zone” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on raising boys after #MeToo.
Care and Feeding
Dec. 26 2018 6:00 AMOur Teenage Son Has Suddenly Gained 50 PoundsMy heart breaks for him, but I don’t know what to do. What is the right way to address weight issues with young adults?
Care and Feeding
Dec. 19 2018 6:01 AMWork at HomeMy parents make me feel guilty for not being a stay-at-home mother.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 13 2018 2:13 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Welcome to the Man Cave” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast discusses mean best friends and artistic ambitions.
Care and Feeding
Feb. 13 2019 11:32 AMFair CurrencyI give my daughter an allowance, but she still gets jealous when her younger sister gets whatever toys she wants.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 7 2019 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Toddler Rabies” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast goes live to a temper tantrum in progress.
Care and Feeding
Feb. 6 2019 6:00 AMMy Mother-in-Law Convinced My Husband to Change My Child’s Middle Name While I Was Recovering From a C-SectionFor real.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 30 2019 6:01 AMAll Nerves, No PlayHow do I manage my stepmother’s constant and excessive anxiety around my child?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 24 2019 5:14 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “This Job Sucks” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on writing struggles and unattended teens.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 23 2019 6:00 AMDon’t Stop the DanceMy daughter wants to quit dance team now that it’s difficult. How do I get her to stick it out?
Care and Feeding
Jan. 16 2019 1:28 PMDust BuddiesCarvell Wallace gives his takes on two previous Care and Feeding letters on vacuuming and sleeping with the lights on.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 10 2019 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Accidental Beauties” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on tyrannical grandmas and musical bribery.
Care and Feeding
Jan. 9 2019 6:00 AMI Hate Playing With My KidsAm I a bad mom because I can’t endure one more game of “imaginary restaurant”?
Care and Feeding
Jan. 2 2019 6:01 AMFlight RiskI politely asked for a child to wear headphones with his tablet on a plane. His parents shamed him for the rest of the flight.
Care and Feeding
Dec. 31 2018 6:00 AMThe Best Care and Feeding Questions of 2018What parents are obsessed, angry, and bewildered about. Plus: teapots.
Care and Feeding
Dec. 26 2018 6:01 AMFastPass to ResentmentI love going to Disney World with my mom, but my out-of-state sister complains that she’s being left out.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 20 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Time Is My Co-Parent” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on stepparenting etiquette.
Care and Feeding
Dec. 19 2018 6:00 AMOur Babysitter Has Given My Daughter a Super-Racist NicknameHow do I tell her to knock it off?
Care and Feeding
Dec. 12 2018 6:01 AMGrandma’s PrioritiesMy mother-in-law is a great grandmom—until her husband shows up.

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