On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Aymann discuss their triumphs and fails for the week. Then they answer a question from a listener whose 4-year-old daughter has developed some attention-seeking behaviors with the arrival of a newborn sibling.
Later, they have some advice for someone whose 6-year-old is struggling to learn table manners. How long will mealtimes be a struggle before the constant and repetitive “chew with your mouth shut and sit at the table” bears fruit?
In Slate Plus: What to do with keepsakes and mementos that cause physical and emotional clutter? The group discusses their strategies for preserving, or tossing, those letters, drawings, and awards that accumulate over childhood.
Aymann recommends the subreddit for Dads called Daddit.
Jamilah recommends Shantrelle P. Lewis’ documentary, In Our Mothers’ Gardens on Netflix.
Elizabeth recommends the book American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.
Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis and Asha Saluja.