The three hosts of Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show podcast understand a few things. Parenting is hard and can seem like a thankless job. And sometimes, parents need advice themselves instead of giving advice to their kids. The hosts want to help fellow parents and have a little fun doing so. This parenting show's advice can be serious, but the tone is not.
Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rose, and Elizabeth Newcamp host Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show. The three hosts are parents who enjoy talking about parenting—and giving advice. Jamilah cowrites Slate's "Care and Feeding" parenting column. Zak hosts The Best Advice Show podcast. And Elizabeth writes the family travel blog Dutch, Dutch Goose!
Slate readers contact the Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show hosts. They are looking for advice on children and family issues. The readers are progressive, and so are the hosts. Many of the queries are what one might expect from the site's readership. A mom says her first-grade girl wants to be a boy. Her child is angry that the mom went to buy what the mother referred to as "girl sweaters." The hosts advise the mother to support her child's gender identity. In another episode, the hosts say parents should get trained in Narcan if they ever see an overdose.
Other episodes give friendship advice for both the children and the parents. Much of it involves kids feeling left out at parties. Youth sports is also a perennial topic on Mom and Dad Are Fighting. The hosts think it is a "time-consuming juggernaut." And parents seem flustered about how to get their kids away from their screens. The hosts also give advice on picky eaters.
In some episodes, guests come in to help with the advice. Comedian Ophira Eisenberg hosts the Parenting Is a Joke podcast. She and the Mom and Dad Are Fighting hosts shared funny parenting stories.
New episodes of Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show podcast come out several times a week. Many parents will appreciate this program.