Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Porn and family dinner.

Porn for Teens: A Genius Idea?!

Porn for Teens: A Genius Idea?!

Slate's parenting podcast.
Sept. 11 2014 11:26 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Porn Talk Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to kids about porn and the pressure of the family dinner. 

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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 talk to Slate Supreme Court correspondent and mother of boys Dahlia Lithwick about porn—how to approach your kids about it, and what to expect to accomplish. Then, Dan and Allison debate the merits of the family dinner. Plus a listener call about kids being rude in public, and parenting triumphs and fails.  


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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison recommends Scarleteen, a down-to-earth, realistic sex-ed website for teenagers and a great resource for parents as well.

Dan suggests taking a baby-sitter on family vacations. If you are looking for a good one, his cousin might be available.

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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.