Should I Have a Second Child if My First One Is Already Exhausting?

About the Show

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

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan, and Elizabeth weigh in with their best tactics to locate a young child in an emergency. They also answer a question from a mom who really wants to give her young daughter a sibling but is debating if the extra chaos is worth it.

In Slate Plus: Summer camp-esk activities that kids can do independently. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Dan recommends Doodleville by Chad Sell.

Elizabeth recommends DIY tie-dye masks.

Jamilah recommends You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance by Chani Nicholas.

Additional Recommendations and Resources: 

Jamilah’s new Slate Live show: The Kids Are Asleep. Catch the first show on Thursday July 16 at 7:00 p.m. PST. Stream it on Slate’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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