Mom & Dad: Corruptible Toddler

On this week’s episode: Dan, Elizabeth, and guest host Maya Feller answer a question about balancing extracurriculars with middle-school homework. And they advice a parent who desperately wants to tell the kids next door to get off her lawn. 

In Slate Plus: Looking for fun, family-friendly fall recipes and activities? We’ve got ideas! And if you’re an autumn grouch, we also have some anti-fall propaganda from a host who will enthusiastically commiserate with you. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.


Elizabeth recommends Can You Hear the Trees Talking? Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben.

Maya recommends Epic, a digital library for kids where they can read e-books and have stories read to them.

Dan recommends the documentary Dick Johnson is Dead on Netflix.

Additional Recommendations:
Catch our LIVE Mom and Dad are Fighting show Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show. Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. 

Want more delicious, healthy recipes from Maya? Listen to our school lunch episode. 

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.
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