Mom & Dad: Are These Books Age-Appropriate? Edition


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On this week’s episode: Elizabeth and Dan answer a letter from a mother who worries that her 8-year-old daughter may be reading books that aren’t age-appropriate.

Then, they share some tips with a listener who wonders if potty training right before vacation is a good idea.

In Slate Plus: The super-moms set to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

Thanks to Goodnight World for their support.


Elizabeth recommends GLOPLAY, a glow-in-the-dark sticker company for your kids, or for you!

Dan recommends reading any book by Patrick deWitt.

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Podcast produced by Morgan Flannery.


Elizabeth Newcamp is a co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting. She's a traveling mother of three boys who chronicles her misadventures at Dutch, Dutch, Goose.

Dan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward.

Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York.


@JamilahLemieux on Twitter

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