The Cross Country Conundrum Edition

On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth discuss parenting anxiety. Is it OK for a letter writer not to be overprotective? Or does parenting anxiety keep children safe? They also answer a letter from a woman whose stepdaughter is struggling on the other side of the country. How can you help when you’re so far apart? For Slate Plus: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth turn their host mics over to THEIR KIDS! The mini-hosts tell us what they like and don’t like about staying home with their parents.

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Jamilah recommends requests that you stay in the house and pay attention to the news. Please, please, stay in the house.

Elizabeth recommends A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers and Luke Flowers. Perfect for poetry tea time in your house.

Dan recommends reading to your kids, even if they may seem a smidge too old. He’s reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.


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