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
Dec. 12 2018 6:01 AMGrandma’s PrioritiesMy mother-in-law is a great grandmom—until her husband shows up.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 6 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Parent Like It’s 1985” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast discusses kids and conflict.
Care and Feeding
Dec. 5 2018 6:00 AMMy Neighbor Constantly Screams at Her Kids. Should I Confront Her?Everyone in our apartment complex is a chicken, but I want to help these kids.
Care and Feeding
Nov. 28 2018 6:01 AMBrotherly CompetitionOne son’s naturally gifted, the other has to work to succeed. How does a mother curtail growing resentment?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 22 2018 2:05 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Nerf Gun Fantasy” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on toy guns and autumnal fails.
Care and Feeding
Nov. 21 2018 6:01 AMMy Friends Let Their Toddler Stay Up Way Too LateWhen I come over to watch a movie, I don’t want to stay up coloring with this kid until 10!
Care and Feeding
Nov. 14 2018 6:01 AMHow Do I Handle an Alcoholic In-Law Around My Kids During the Holidays?What to do when it comes to annual family gatherings.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 8 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Weed Stash” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on kids discovering your pot paraphernalia.
Care and Feeding
Nov. 7 2018 6:00 AMTurn the Seat Around!A guy who works for me has his kid in the wrong size car seat. I need to tell him.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 31 2018 6:00 AMWhen Can I Confront a Stranger Over How They Treat a Child?When to MYOB and when to step in.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 24 2018 6:01 AMCompromising CostsDo I have the right to refuse to pay for something just because I thoroughly dislike it?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 18 2018 6:51 PMThe “Don’t Look Free Child Care in the Mouth” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on recurring family dynamics and what to do when Grandma has her own ideas.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 17 2018 6:00 AMDoes Climate Change Mean I Shouldn’t Have Kids?A young person wants to be a parent. Does humanity’s grim future change that?
Care and Feeding
Oct. 10 2018 6:01 AMI Don’t Love My HusbandShould I leave him, even though we have a child together?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 4 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Frivolous With Money” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on life after separating from your child’s other parent.
Care and Feeding
Dec. 12 2018 6:00 AMOur Kid’s Letter to Santa This Year Asks for a Sign of His ExistenceIs it an adorable attempt at belief or a trap to catch us in a lie?
Care and Feeding
Dec. 5 2018 6:01 AMDrinking ProblemsIt’s time for my kids to stop drinking milk from the bottle. Should we go cold turkey?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 29 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Family Game Night” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on the best and worst family games.
Care and Feeding
Nov. 28 2018 6:00 AMOur 11-Year-Old Neighbor Is Mean—but She Also Needs Our HelpHow do I set boundaries while still being kind to a child in need?
Care and Feeding
Nov. 21 2018 6:01 AMMama’s BoyMy almost–2-year-old has a complete meltdown if I leave his sight.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 15 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Grandma’s Baggage” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on the complexities of child-grandma relations.
Care and Feeding
Nov. 14 2018 6:00 AMThey Closed School Because of a Threat. My Child Didn’t Want to Go Back.I made them go to school anyway. Was I wrong?
Care and Feeding
Nov. 7 2018 6:01 AMSkipping TownHow long should I wait before telling my kindergartner that we’re moving 1,200 miles away?
Care and Feeding
Oct. 31 2018 6:01 AMMother in the MiddleI’m worried that my son is going to damage his relationship with his father.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 25 2018 5:57 PMThe “Don’t Go to France” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on whether a listener should go to France (she shouldn’t).
Care and Feeding
Oct. 24 2018 6:00 AMHow Do I Get My White Son to Stop Saying the N-Word?He says his black friends are fine with it. But I’m not.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 17 2018 6:01 AMScream TimeFrozen makes her want to cry, and even some Dora episodes are frightening.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 11 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Cold Turkey” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on yelling at your kids and how to stop it.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 10 2018 6:00 AMAt the End of My RopeAdvice for a mom who feels she can no longer influence an out-of-control teenager.
Care and Feeding
Oct. 3 2018 6:01 AMMy Daughter Hates MoviesShe’s afraid of conflict and emotional stakes and plot arcs and character beats and the whole mise-en-scène of the cinema.

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