309 episodes

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

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

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

    You Drive, You Pay Edition

    You Drive, You Pay Edition

    On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth argue about if teenage drivers should chip in for the privilege of driving, especially when the teen in question is not making a ton of money. Then they jump into a couple’s argument over swearing in front of the kids. 
    In Slate Plus: It’s the classic debate. Oatmeal raisin v. chocolate chip cookies. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. 
    Recommendations:
    Elizabeth recommends Prodigies online music lessons. 
    Jamilah recommends Sabai Design. 
    Dan recommends If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss. 
    More Jamilah!: 
    Slate Live’s Wild and Wise
    Doing the Most
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    • 56 min
    Temperamental Teen Edition

    Temperamental Teen Edition

    On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Carvell commiserate with a parent whose teen is taking every little correction to heart. Then Elizabeth sits down with Erika McLemore (@sitbymyfire on Instagram) to discuss how parents should incorporate lessons on Indigenous peoples, cultures, and land acknowledgements into play. She also shares a bunch of wonderful resources for parents and kids to continue educating themselves on language, history, and current issues central to the Indigenous experience. 
    In Slate Plus: Slate’s Holly Allen stops by to talk about her powerful new bathroom cleaning tool. A blacklight! Let's just say she can't unsee what she saw... Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

    Recommendations:
    Dan recommends East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing by Meera Sodha. 
    Carvell recommends breaking out the Mario Kart games with the family. Not only is the Nintendo Switch great, but he also recommends throwing it back with a Nintendo Wii. 
    Elizabeth recommends taking time this week to reach out to one person and say something nice. 

    Erika’s Recommendations: 
    Native-land.ca
    Native Appropriations
    Warrior Kids podcast
    All My Relations podcast
    Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell
    We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell
    Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace by Traci Sorell

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sunday Night Blues Edition

    Sunday Night Blues Edition

    On this week’s episode: Jamilah and Elizabeth are joined by Zenovia Stephens, founder and CEO of Black Kids Adventures. They strategize ways a mom can help her tween power through her Sunday night blues. Then they debate if large age gaps between kids really leads to emotional distance and weak bonds between siblings. 

    In Slate Plus: Zenovia talks about the importance of getting yourself and your kids outside. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

    Recommendations:

    Elizabeth recommends a wireless pocket microscope for outdoor adventures.  

    Zenovia recommends Vanicream Moisturizing Cream. 

    Jamilah recommends cooking with flavored butters, specifically truffle butter. 

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    • 47 min
    Backseat Combat Edition

    Backseat Combat Edition

    On this week’s episode: Dan, Elizabeth, and Jamilah debate how to negotiate a ceasefire in the backseat of the minivan. They also counsel a mom whose daughter will not quit it with the fake cough. 

    In Slate Plus: They send platonic Valentines to friends who have made these trying times a little easier. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

    Recommendations:
    Elizabeth recommends Tea Time Around the World by Denyse Waissbluth. 
    Jamilah recommends supporting small, local pharmacies. 
    Dan recommends Whirley Pop, Amish Country Blue Popcorn, and Trader Joe’s Everything But Elote for the perfect popcorn experience. 

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    • 47 min
    Concussion Chaos Edition

    Concussion Chaos Edition

    On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Dan answer a question from a mom with an ongoing head injury. She wants to be there for her energetic 3-year-old. But the commotion sometimes hurts. How can she get her little one to play quietly? 

    Then the hosts answer a question about being a fun adult figure for her friends’ kids. 

    In Slate Plus: Get ready to refresh your shelves because the hosts have a lightning round of book recommendations. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

    Recommendations:

    Dan recommends Artistic Stamp. 

    Jamilah recommends giving press on nails a try. 

    Elizabeth recommends Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty. 

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    • 51 min
    College Sticker Shock Edition

    College Sticker Shock Edition

    On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth talk with New York Times columnist Ron Lieber about his new book, The Price You Pay for College. He’ll explain why college costs so much, what parents and students should be asking when picking a school, and how to deal with not being able to afford your kid’s dream school. 

    Then the hosts answer a question from a mom who is struggling with resentment and regret over having a kid at all.

    In Slate Plus: Slate’s Rebecca Onion joins to discuss the politicization of kids’ safety and helicopter parenting in the Trump era. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

    Recommendations:

    Elizabeth recommends LuminAID Solar Lanterns.

    Jamilah recommends Highlights Magazine.

    Dan recommends actually filling out a One Line a Day journal. You can also text one line a day to Qeepsake. 

    Also Mentioned:
    I Used to Worry About Being an Overprotective Parent. Then Came the Trump Era by Rebecca Onion, which is from Slate’s package: What We Learned. 

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

lucyc29 ,

I love it and I don't even have kids.

Excellent presenter chemistry and behavioral insight have meant I've listened to every episode despite having zero childeren.

Amber_R_Williams ,

Awesome!

The presenters are smart and funny and have made this podcast informative, thought provoking, eye opening and supportive.

I love listening!

Spags Mon ,

Honest, interesting podcast covering multiple issues relating to parenting

Really like how honest the presenters are in sharing their parenting "triumphs and fails"
You make me chuckle with your stories.
Love the recommendations section at the end,
Thanks for the work putting this podcast together - it's a must listen for this mum of 1 in Wales, UK

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