Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Slate's Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois review and debate the latest parenting news, and try to stay civil. Part of the Panoply Network.

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Designer Genes Edition

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss tips for parenting adolescents and the emerging science of birth-related gene selection.

57 Min

Mar 16, 2017

Allison's Viking Funeral Edition

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodby to Allison Benedikt and talk with teacher Matt Dicks about how to get the most from parent-teacher conferences.

58 Min

Mar 2, 2017

Teenage Life Coach Edition

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how children are now the economic drivers in the household and offer tricks for parents struggling to carve out time for homework.

56 Min

Feb 16, 2017

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56 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how children are now the economic drivers in the household and offer tricks for parents struggling to carve out time for homework.

47 min
Feb 2, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss the history of child care and how children often segregate friendships along gender lines by the time they reach preschool age.

48 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss author Lizzie Skurnick's experience raising a son whose father is a sperm donor and the rules that influence kids on social media.

52 min
Jan 5, 2017
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss raising children through their tumultuous middle-school years and wether Rogue One is too violent for children.

52 min
Dec 22, 2016
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting say goodbye to Dan Kois and interview high school junior Matthew Herrity who's protesting a rezoning that will lead to racial changes at his school.

56 min
Dec 8, 2016
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting talk with Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya, an advocate for stillborn awareness, about her experience delivering a stillborn child.

50 min
Nov 24, 2016
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss how to talk about Trump with your kids and the new movie "The Edge Of Seventeen."

45 min
Nov 10, 2016
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting discuss a new OshKosh B'Gosh ad and how to create a non-terrible relationship with your kid's teachers.

42 min
Oct 27, 2016
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Allison and Dan ask moms of girls how they're talking to their daughters about the coming Hillary presidency.

48 min
Oct 13, 2016
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Allison and Dan dive deep into the mythology of killer clowns. And RJ Palacio, best-selling author of “Wonder,” stops by the studio to talk about her quest to spread kindness.

47 min
Sep 29, 2016
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Dan and Allison search for insight into the mystery of Brangelexit by speaking with two members of a real-life big family, Noreen Malone and her mom, Mary Ellen Brennan.

51 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Dan and Allison discuss the thorny issue of parent-teacher communication with Matt Dicks.

54 min
Sep 1, 2016
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Allison and Dan spelunk deep into their psyches to answer listener calls.

46 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter are joined by two hosts of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen to discuss how to be a good parent while watching the Olympics.

55 min
Aug 4, 2016
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On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Rosalind Wiseman about the new edition about her classic guide to girls' friendships and discuss the division of household labor.

0 min
Jul 21, 2016
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting is taking a break this week. Blame Dan and Donald Trump.

51 min
Jul 7, 2016
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On today's show Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk to your kids about weight and Dan interviews the soon-to-be First Lady of Iceland.

49 min
Jun 23, 2016
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On today's show Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter discuss school segregation with The New York Times' Nikole Hannah-Jones and parenting a difficult toddler.

52 min
Jun 9, 2016
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On today's show Allison and Dan discuss putting a family pet asleep and for Father's Day we'll hear stories about dads from Slate staffers.

48 min
May 26, 2016
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On today's show Allison and Dan discuss absurdly early bedtimes for kids and then make some summertime resolutions.

51 min
May 12, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dan discuss game theory parenting and whether children need grit to succeed.

49 min
Apr 28, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dan hear stories from Slate staff about their mothers and talk talks with actor Susan Sarandon about motherhood and the movie The Meddler.

43 min
Apr 14, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to the owner and chef of a vegan preschool and then debate the latest child psychology trend in parenting discipline of not punishing kids for bad behavior.

42 min
Mar 31, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk with a Brooklyn principal about what to do when parents have a problem with school administrators and then Dan calls the Easter Bunny.

47 min
Mar 17, 2016
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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to parents about raising a transgender child and how to talk to your kids about Trump.

41 min
Mar 3, 2016
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Dan Kois discusses social media and teens with author Nancy Jo Sales and Black-ish with Slate's Aisha Harris.

58 min
Feb 20, 2016
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Dan and Allison are live at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

0 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Mom And Dad Are Fighting is going to be late this week.

47 min
Feb 4, 2016
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Zika virus with an OBGYN and the new HBO Sesame Street.

48 min
Jan 21, 2016
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss iPads in the classroom and talk with two mothers who had their children days apart.

54 min
Jan 7, 2016
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parenting and money with New York Times columnist Ron Lieber and then check with Slate staffers about how they did on their 2015 New Year's resolutions.

41 min
Dec 17, 2015
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the Every Child Succeeds Act and Dan goes to the mall to talk with dads about how they really feel about holiday shopping.

47 min
Dec 3, 2015
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss how to talk with your kids about the terrible news of the world with teacher Matthew Dicks and then Slate's new Dear Prudence columnist Mallory Ortberg answers listeners' parenting questions. Mom and Dad are...

47 min
Nov 19, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to education secretary Arne Duncan and discuss passing along faith to your kids when you have none. Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by Prudential's 40/40 Vision,

47 min
Nov 5, 2015
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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the appropriate screentime for kids and childhood sports heartbreak.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning...

66 min
Oct 22, 2015
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From Washington D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk with Stephen Thompson of NPR's "Pop Culture Happy Hour" about the joys and pitfalls of passing along your pop culture taste to your children, White House Senior...

45 min
Oct 8, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk with Meredith Fein Lichtenberg about parenting with cancer, and then discuss the most important holiday of the year, Halloween.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is...

47 min
Sep 24, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why it is important to let your kids fail and foster parenting. Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third...

51 min
Sep 10, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss how to get your kids to enjoy nature and the cost of summer for poor families.   Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the...

54 min
Aug 27, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss parental math anxiety and back-to-school from the teacher's perspective.

54 min
Aug 13, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Jessica Winter the state of college tuition with Slate's Jordan Weissmann and the insane world of the Radar family parenting vlog with Slate's Amanda Hess.

50 min
Jul 30, 2015
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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt sort through listener responses to a segment about sex after pregnancy. And, a trip down the rabbit-hole of organic food for kids. Plus triumphs and fails with a vinyl...

54 min
Jul 16, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Allison Benedict and Jessica Winter talk about bed wetting and sex after having a baby.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting Is Sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...

49 min
Jul 2, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where Dan Kois and Dan Check discuss how to deal with judgmental parents and gay parenting with Andrew Solomon. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little...

51 min
Jun 18, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast live from Durham, North Carolina. Allison and Dan are joined by Superchunk frontman and Merge co-owner Mac McCaughan to life as a touring dad, the worst children's songs, and play a song from his latest album. Mom...

45 min
Jun 4, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss the endless Hell of travel sports for kids and parenting lifestyles of Upper East Side mothers with author Wednesday Martin. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping new families...

46 min
May 21, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we one New York's school controverserial program to teach children about race and the decision to become a single mom at 41 with Rachel Sklar.   Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping...

54 min
May 7, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss talking to children about death and our favorite moms from TV and film. Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Macmillian, a publisher of children's books, including Tractor Mac. A favorite of...

44 min
Apr 23, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss child support and being child free. Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Stone Reset by Gemvara. Get 15% off the stone reset of your choice at Stonereset.com/momanddad. And by Macmillan, a...

48 min
Apr 9, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss spending more time with your teens and what it's like to confront your childhood bully.

45 min
Mar 26, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss attending sex ed with your teen and how to deal with guns in people's homes.

39 min
Mar 12, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss whether we are unintentionally raising narcissistic children and edler care with Bettyville author George Hodgman.

51 min
Feb 26, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss raising charitable kids with Ron Lieber and then give our moms a call.

38 min
Feb 12, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss how to deal with parents who do not vaccinate their children and snowday activities.

45 min
Jan 29, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss free range parenting and how children watch movies. Link to our podcast survey: www.slate.com/survey

38 min
Jan 15, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss when to allow your child to quit an activity and parenting with chronic pain.

50 min
Jan 1, 2015
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss parents' New Year's resolutions and take questions from non-parents.

41 min
Dec 17, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss Santa and toys that require a bit of building.

46 min
Dec 4, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss baby names and weed-smoking parents.

38 min
Nov 20, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss stay-at-home parenting and unpack Dan Kois' complicated feelings about it.

38 min
Nov 6, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on children's sexual explorations and parenting kids' phone usage.

39 min
Oct 23, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on the dos and don'ts of allowance and the magical wonder that is Disney.

54 min
Oct 9, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on teen sexual health and pop-cultural mockery of parents.

46 min
Sep 25, 2014
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on whether you should allow your kids to play football and the decision to become a parent.

44 min
Sep 11, 2014
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to your children about porn and whether the tradition of the family meal is overrated.

49 min
Aug 28, 2014
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Slate's Allison Benedikt speaks with Stacia Brown and Dwayne Betts about how black parents talk to their children about racism and the police. Allison is then joined by Slate's Jessica Winter to discuss the Department of Agriculture's eye-popping...

43 min
Aug 14, 2014
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss changing standards of childhood independence and talk to Slate TV Critic Willa Paskin about Bravo's new show "Extreme Guide to Parenting".

43 min
Jul 31, 2014
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Slate's Dan Kois answers listeners' parenting questions with Hanna Rosin, Katy Waldman, Jordan Weissmann, Amanda Hess, Julia Turner and Troy Patterson.

52 min
Jul 17, 2014
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on Boyhood, with special guest dad Richard Linklater, and pre-pregnancy contracts.

41 min
Jul 3, 2014
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Slate's Dan Kois and guest host Emily Yoffe (Slate's Dear Prudence columnist) discuss preparing your kids for peer pressure, talking with girls about their first period, and more.

27 min
Jun 19, 2014
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on maternal mental illness and Kindergarten Graduations.

39 min
Jun 5, 2014
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day.

35 min
May 22, 2014
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Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.

38 min
May 8, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on campus sexual assault, talking to kids about different kinds of families, and Mother's Day.

42 min
Apr 24, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast on school lunches and the stigma of having, and being, an only child.

44 min
Apr 10, 2014
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss paternity leave with the New York Times' Michael Roston, and talk about the pros and cons of adventurous parenting with Slate's Amanda Hess.

35 min
Mar 27, 2014
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why you should not help your kids with their homework with journalist Dana Goldstein, and whether or not head lice are really that big of a deal.

35 min
Mar 13, 2014
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Slate's Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk about new changes with the SAT with author Todd Balf, and discuss Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign.

39 min
Feb 27, 2014
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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast about losing the Asperger's diagnosis, and the great debate: Where is it better to raise kids, in the city or the suburbs?

39 min
Feb 13, 2014
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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt talk to the creators of American Promise, a documentary that follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school graduation, and discuss the Lego Movie.

34 min
Jan 30, 2014
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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss gap years before college and are joined by author Jennifer Senior to discuss "All Joy and No Fun", her new book about modern parenting.

33 min
Jan 16, 2014
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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the pros and cons of summer camp and are joined by blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about mindful parenting.

34 min
Dec 19, 2013
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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss parental "hate reads", and are joined by author Susan Katz Miller to talk about holidays in interfaith families.

30 min
Dec 5, 2013
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Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss the small but growing number of parents who opt their children out of standardized tests, and the new Disney movie Frozen.

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