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Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show podcast

Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

 

#395

Beyond Birds and Bees

On this episode: Jamilah, Zak, and Elizabeth share some parenting triumphs and fails. Then Elizabeth and [Dr. Joseph Currin] (https://twitter.com/JoeCurrin4Real?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) continue to answer teen questions. ( [Part one of ‘teen talk’ aired on Monday.] (https://slate.com/podcasts/mom-and-dad-are-fighting/2022/06/slates-parenting-podcast-identity-development) ) Today the questions are all about sex education and navigating potentially uncomfortable conversations.   On Slate Plus, they take turns telling each other their best dad jokes. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Jun 2022

26 MINS

26:54

30 Jun 2022


#394

Supporting My Nonbinary Teen

On this episode: Elizabeth is joined by [Slate’s Rebecca Onion] (https://slate.com/author/rebecca-onion) to process the Supreme Court’s decision to [overrule Roe v. Wade] (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade-abortion-to-become-illegal-in-half-the-states.html) . Then, Elizabeth is joined by [Dr. Joseph Currin] (https://twitter.com/JoeCurrin4Real?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) . He is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor who specializes in identity development and sex education. They tackle questions listeners had specifically geared towards teens. This is part one of the teen questions. Be sure to tune into Thursday’s episode for part two.  [Roe Coverage] (https://slate.com/tag/end-of-roe) Recommendations: [Roe Is Overturned. What Happens Now?] (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/dobbs-ruling-abortion-questions-post-roe.html) by Slate Staff [Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade] (https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s7/roe-v-wade) [This Is a Blood Issue] (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/supreme-court-roe-v-wade-decision-history.html) by Susan Matthews [Just Doing The Job They Were Put On The Court To Do] (https://slate.com/podcasts/amicus/2022/06/dobbs-is-the-beginning-not-the-end) by Dahlia Lithwick  [What The F*** Do We Do Now?] (https://slate.com/podcasts/the-waves/2022/06/roe-v-wade-the-waves-talks-medication-abortions-and-feeling-grief) by Cheyna Roth and Christina Cauterucci  [My Mother’s Abortion Saved My Life] (https://slate.com/human-interest/2022/06/abortion-domestic-violence-personal-story.html) by Jenn Lyons [The Evolution of Pro-Choice Messaging] (https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next/2022/05/pro-choice-messaging-could-use-an-update) by Mary Harris Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Jun 2022

37 MINS

37:51

27 Jun 2022


#393

Carpooling With the Enemy

On this episode: Jamilah, Zak, and Elizabeth tackle a question from a listener who is caught in a carpool conundrum. Splitting the 30 minute drive to school has been a significant help. However, the kid they carpool with is downright rude to our listener’s daughter. What should she do? On Slate Plus, the best way to entertain your kids during road trips. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola, Rosemary Belson, and Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

27 MINS

27:57

23 Jun 2022


#392

The “I Want My Boobs Back” Edition

On this episode: Zak, Elizabeth, and Jamilah reminisce on some of their parents’ triumphs and fails. Then they tackle a question from a listener who just wants her daughter to stop grabbing her breasts. The daughter is looking for comfort but the constant touching is making the listener uncomfortable. On Slate Plus, Zak and Jamilah talk with Elizabeth’s dad about all things fatherhood and grandfatherhood. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Production help from Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

28 MINS

28:46

16 Jun 2022


#391

The “Fed-Up Fours” Edition

On this episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak answer a question from a dad who is fed up with his four-year-old not listening. For the first time, he lost his temper and swatted her butt. He feels terrible and wants to know how to apologize. But he also wants to know how to get her to listen if a situation arises where something serious is going on and she needs to follow directions. Recommendations Zak: Letting your little ones pour their own syrup.  Elizabeth: [Beast Academy Math] (https://beastacademy.com/) Jamilah: [America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice] (https://www.amazon.com/America-Goddam-Violence-Struggle-Justice/dp/0520384490) by Treva B. Lindsey  Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola, Jasmine Ellis, and Rosemary Belson. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jun 2022

22 MINS

22:48

13 Jun 2022


#390

The “Perfect Sleep Environment” Edition

On this episode: Elizabeth, Zak, and Jamilah have some relatable parenting triumphs and fails. Then Elizabeth is joined by [Dr. Rebecca Spencer] (https://www.pbs.umass.edu/people/rebecca-spencer) , principal investigator at the [University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Somneurolab] (https://www.somneurolab.com/) . Dr. Spencer shares some wonderful insight for creating a good sleep environment, navigating napping, and what your kids should (or shouldn’t) be doing right before bed.  On Slate Plus, they discuss how even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can’t avoid the “f*ck you fours.” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Production help from Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Jun 2022

34 MINS

34:46

09 Jun 2022


#389

The “Please Sleep Through the Night” Edition

On this episode: Zak and Jamilah are joined by Cheyna Roth, Slate senior producer and occasional host of [The Waves] (https://slate.com/podcasts/the-waves/2022/03/surviving-ivf-treatments) . They speak with [Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans] (https://www.babysleepscience.com/erin-flynn-evans-phd-mph) about all things sleep for parents and kids. She worked in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for over 10 years and she’s the co-founder of [Baby Sleep Science] (https://www.babysleepscience.com/) . Dr. Flynn-Evans is here to answer some questions that will hopefully help you and your kids sleep better.  Recommendations Jamilah: [NYT article ] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/05/29/upshot/pandemic-school-counselors.html?campaign_id=29&emc=edit_up_20220531&instance_id=62805&nl=the-upshot&regi_id=142286110&segment_id=93807&te=1&user_id=e751a92d2f8d934c2268e1dd64ca4d75) Cheyna: Keeping with the sleep theme, [The Happiest Baby on the Block] (https://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Block-Revised-Updated-Second/dp/0553393235/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2J28OLEBWQGIO&keywords=happiest+baby+on+the+block&qid=1653929882&sprefix=happiest+baby+on+the+block%2Caps%2C110&sr=8-1) Zak: [White Noise] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/white-noise/id289894882) app for adults to drown out their kids crying during the night + [The Nap Ministry] (https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/about/) Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis.  Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Jun 2022

33 MINS

33:26

06 Jun 2022


#388

How To!: Raise a Future College Athlete

On this bonus episode from our friends at Slate's How To! podcast: Elizabeth’s son Lucas is a talented athlete who wants to compete in track and field at an NCAA Division One school. But so far he’s been running away from doing any research or planning. His mother, Elizabeth, wants to help him be recruited and maybe even get a scholarship. On this episode of How To!, we bring on [Steve Magness] (http://www.stevemagness.com/) , performance expert, former track coach for the University of Houston, and author of [Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GRDXXCP/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) . He’s navigated both sides of the recruitment process and has some hard-earned wisdom about what it takes to be noticed by college recruiters and why the system itself needs to be reformed.  If you liked this episode, check out “ [How To Coach Squirrelly Kids (and Screaming Parents)] (https://slate.com/podcasts/how-to/2021/09/how-to-win-at-coaching) .” Do you have a problem that needs solving? Send us a note at [howto@slate.com] (mailto:howto@slate.com) or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Jun 2022

37 MINS

37:07

04 Jun 2022


#387

The “Kids Are Philosophers” Edition

On this episode: Zak and Elizabeth are joined by Scott Hershovitz, author of the book [Nasty, Brutish and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/639701/nasty-brutish-and-short-by-scott-hershovitz/) and the director of the Law and Ethics Program and professor of law and philosophy at the University of Michigan. They discuss why you shouldn’t shy away from big questions, how to foster open mindedness in teens, and perhaps the biggest question of all—what’s a “floofer doofer.” On Slate Plus, they have a round of graduation-themed Triumphs and Fails. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Recommendations: Elizabeth recommends the [Sipsey Wilder hip pack] (https://sipseywilder.com/collections/hip-bags-fanny-packs) Scott recommends [Teaching Children Philosophy] (https://www.prindleinstitute.org/teaching-children-philosophy/) Zak recommends [Julie’s Library] (https://www.julieslibraryshow.org/) .  Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jun 2022

27 MINS

27:55

02 Jun 2022


#386

The “So. Many. Questions.” Edition

On this episode: Zak and Elizabeth are joined by Scott Hershovitz, author of the book [Nasty, Brutish and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids] (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/639701/nasty-brutish-and-short-by-scott-hershovitz/) and the director of the Law and Ethics Program and professor of law and philosophy at the University of Michigan.  They answer a question from a father who doesn’t know how to answer his curious daughter’s constant questions about everything from the meaning of life to if ants feel pain. How can he foster her curiosity while also helping her maintain a sense of mental peace?  On Slate Plus, Zak, Elizabeth, and Scott share some of the funniest things their kids have said. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 May 2022

25 MINS

25:25

26 May 2022


#385

The “Stop Telling Me to Workout” Edition

On this episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak answer a question from a listener who is in her second trimester and throughout her pregnancy she’s been sick and tired. This is her first pregnancy, and she and her husband agreed that they should try to stay in shape during it in order to help them be active parents. But despite her tiredness, her husband has been relentlessly pushing her to workout. She swears that he has good intentions. But is there a way to get him to back off?  Recommendations Jamilah recommends [Hacks] (https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYIBToQrPdotpNQEAAAEa) on HBO. Elizabeth recommends the [Every Kid Outdoors program] (https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm) . Zak recommends checking out Stephen Root’s acting. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 May 2022

29 MINS

29:21

23 May 2022


#384

The "Pooping Problem" Edition

On this episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak talk about the baby formula shortage. Then they are joined by [Dr. Christine Stephenson] (https://www.constipationcoach.com/pages/about) , pediatric physical therapist and author of [The Constipation Game Plan] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TG21SG8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) , to help a four year old who refuses to use the restroom when he’s not at home.  On Slate Plus, Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak talk about the highly annoying time gap between school pickup and work ending. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Recommendations:  [The Constipation Game Plan] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TG21SG8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) [The Poo in You] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgBj7Mc_4sc)   Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 May 2022

27 MINS

27:36

19 May 2022


#383

The “Place to Belong” Edition

On this episode: Elizabeth and Zak are joined by Amber O’Neal Johnston. She’s the author of [A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond] (http://aplacetobelongbook.com/) and has a blog called [Heritage Mom] (https://heritagemom.com/) . They talk about how families can celebrate their own identities while learning about and appreciating other people’s races and cultural differences. What does it mean to teach kids about “hard history,” but also celebrate cultural heritage? And, why do so many parents find it difficult to talk about culture and race?  Recommendations Elizabeth recommends: Read Aloud [Those Kids from Fawn Creek] (https://www.amazon.com/Those-Kids-Creek-Entrada-Kelly/dp/0062970356) by Erin Entrada Kelly  Zak recommends: Make your own pesto Amber recommends: Get a good knife Resources [A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond] (http://aplacetobelongbook.com/) by Amber O’Neal Johnston Amber’s blog: [Heritage Mom] (https://heritagemom.com/) Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis.  Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 May 2022

36 MINS

36:21

16 May 2022


#382

What Next: The Future of IVF Post-Roe

On this bonus episode from our friends at Slate's What Next podcast: As the country awaits a final decision on whether the Supreme Court will overturn Roe. v Wade, fertility doctors are sounding the alarm about what that could mean for the future procedures like IVF. Guests: [Dr. Natalie Crawford] (https://twitter.com/ncrawfordmd) , OBGYN and reproductive endocrinologist at Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas. Emily, an IVF patient in West Virginia. Emily asked Slate to withhold her last name so she could speak freely about her fertility treatments. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at [ slate.com/whatnextplus] (http://slate.com/whatnextplus) to help support our work. Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, Anna Rubanova, and Sam Kim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 May 2022

27 MINS

27:12

14 May 2022


#381

The “How Rude!" Edition

On this episode: Elizabeth and Zak are joined by Amber O’Neal Johnston, author of [A Place to Belong] (https://heritagemom.com/belong/) and she blogs at [heritagemom.com] (https://heritagemom.com/) . Together they tackle a question from a nanny who is fed up with preteen attitude. The boy she looks after takes his bad moods out on everyone around him, including her. She’s wondering if she can help him change his behavior or if she should find another place to work.   On Slate Plus, Elizabeth, Zak, and Amber start strategizing their summer plans. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at [slate.com/momanddadplus] (https://my.slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Mom_and_Dad&utm_source=show_notes) to listen and support our work. Join us on [ Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting/) and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 May 2022

32 MINS

32:00

12 May 2022