Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Mindful parenting and the pros and cons of summer camp.

Is Mindfulness the Kale of Parenting Movements?

Is Mindfulness the Kale of Parenting Movements?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Jan. 16 2014 11:26 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Be Present” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about mindful parenting and the pros and cons of summer camp.

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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?


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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.

Dan recommends three great comic books, Lynda Barry’s The Freddie Stories, and the first two volumes of manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto’s Sunny series.

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Allison Benedikt is Slate’s executive editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.