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

    No Candy for You Edition

    No Candy for You Edition

    On this week’s episode: Since Halloween festivities have been curbed by COVID-19, Elizabeth, Jamilah and Isaac Butler have some ideas on how to celebrate safely. They answer a question about a kid who dresses up for Halloween but wants nothing to do with it this year. Then they answer a question about how to handle all the candy, especially this year when Trick-or-Treating is a safety risk.

    In Slate Plus: Elizabeth, Jamilah, and Isaac reminisce over their favorite costumes and debate which costumes they’d like to see in stores this year. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

    Recommendations:

    Jamilah recommends Open Mike Eagle’s new album: Anime, Trauma + Divorce. 

    Isaac recommends Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me.

    Elizabeth recommends weighted blankets, which are especially helpful for anxiety. 

    Join us on Facebook 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. 

    Tune in to The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show hosted by Jamilah Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. 
     
    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. 
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    • 46 min
    Reopening Schools Edition

    Reopening Schools Edition

    On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth interview Dr. Joseph Allen from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health who argues that remote school is failing our kids. Allen explains why virtual dropout is so concerning, especially to low income and minority students. They also discuss leadership failures and what infrastructure schools need to make sure they are safe for students, teachers and staff. 

    Following the interview, they answer a wild listener question about body shaming, blackmail, and ostracization.  

    In Slate Plus: How do you celebrate a kid’s birthday that’s constantly eclipsed by a holiday? 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 trying embroidery with your kids. Specifically the kits from Oh Sew Bootiful. 

    Jamilah recommends Dole Whip. Since you probably won’t be at Disney any time soon, you may as well make it yourself. 

    Dan recommends a tactic if your kids aren’t leaving to go to bed… just start making out with your partner. The room will be evacuated in no time. 

    Additional Recommendations:

    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. 

    U.S. schooling during covid-19 doesn’t deserve a passing grade. Here’s the way forward. by Jessica Cohen, Sara Bleich, Joseph Allen and Benjamin Sommers.

    Is go-slow schools’ reopening failing kids? by Alvin Powell. 

    Join us on Facebook 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. 

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Teacher Roundtable Fall Report Card

    The Teacher Roundtable Fall Report Card

    On this week’s episode: Jamilah Lemieux checks in with four of Slate’s Ask a Teacher columnists to see how this very unusual school year is going. Brandon Hersey, Cassy Sarnell, Matthew Dicks, and Amy Scott talk about ways their teaching styles have changed, some unexpected positive outcomes, and ways parents can help teachers help their kids.
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.
    Catch Jamilah’s Slate Live show The Kids Are Asleep every Thursday at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. Stream it on Slate’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. 
    Join us on Facebook 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. 
    Thank you to Brandon Hersey, Cassy Sarnell, Matthew Dicks, and Amy Scott for their insight. 
    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and June Thomas.
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    • 49 min
    Live From Our Living Rooms Edition

    Live From Our Living Rooms Edition

    On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth taped a live version of the show. If you want to watch the recording of the livestream, you can catch it on Slate’s Facebook and YouTube channel. It was super fun! They answered audience questions live and even had a super special guest, Shasha Léonard, to read the questions. And, as always, they shared triumphs and fails as well as recommendations. 

    In Slate Plus: They talked with Slate’s Greg Lavallee about his wonderful piece: Why I’m Teaching My Kids That Computers Are Dumb Machines. 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 the Aerobie Flying Disk. 

    Jamilah recommends The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis. 

    Dan recommends supporting student journalism and the film What the Constitution Means to Me. 

    Additional Recommendations:

    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. 

    Join us on Facebook 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.

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    • 55 min
    Enjoy the Ball With Abby Wambach

    Enjoy the Ball With Abby Wambach

    On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah and Dan are joined by two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion, Abby Wambach. She has some advice for raising a leader, on and off the field. She also talks about inspiring the next generation of leaders in her new book, Wolfpack (Young Readers Edition).  

    Then Elizabeth, Jamilah and Dan debate how to deal with parents who shout at their kids from the sidelines.  

    In Slate Plus: We have a bonus round of classic sports ‘Triumphs and Fails.’ 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 Cribbage, a game with the perfect combo of skill and luck. 

    Jamilah recommends Schitt's Creek. If you need a place to start watching. Slate’s Marissa Martinelli has you covered. Read her Gateway Episodes piece here.  

    Elizabeth recommends the Squatchi Children's Shoe Sizer. 

    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. 

    US Youth Soccer’s sideline etiquette. 

    Join us on Facebook 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.

    On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah and Dan are joined by two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion, Abby Wambach. She has some advice for raising a leader, on and off the field. She also talks about inspiring the next generation of leaders in her new book, Wolfpack (Young Readers Edition).  

    Then Elizabeth, Jamilah and Dan debate how to deal with parents who shout at their kids from the sidelines.  

    In Slate Plus: We have a bonus round of classic sports ‘Triumphs and Fails.’ Sign up for Slate Plus. 

    Recommendations:

    Dan recommends Cribbage, a game with the perfect combo of skill and luck. 

    Jamilah recommends Schitt's Creek. If you need a place to start watching. Slate’s Marissa Martinelli has you covered. Read her Gateway Episodes piece here.  

    Elizabeth recommends the Squatchi Children's Shoe Sizer. 

    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. 

    US Youth Soccer’s sideline etiquette. 

    Finally, here’s the delightful, if not quasi-terrifying, screenshot of Elizabeth showing off their Teddy Ruxpin. Enjoy! 

    Join us on Facebook 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.
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    • 59 min
    Corruptible Toddler

    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.

    Recommendations:

    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. 

    Join us on Facebook 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.
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    • 59 min

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