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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are joined by mindful-parenting blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about not being such angry parents all the time. Then Dan and Allison discuss summer camp—is it good for kids or just another way to overschedule them?
Other items discussed in the show:
- Hanna Rosin’s Slate piece “Crap, I Forgot to Be Mindful Again.”
- Carla Naumburg’s response.
- The New York Times on the mindfulness trend.
- A 2011 Washington Post piece on not overscheduling your kids in the summer.
- “The Case Against Summer Camp” in the Huffington Post.
- John Dickerson on going to pick up his daughter at sleepaway camp.
Mom and Dad recommend:
Allison and her kids love Wild Kratts, a PBS Kids show starring brothers Chris and Martin Kratt that teaches kids a bazillion factoids about animals.
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