Temperamental Teen Edition
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On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Carvell commiserate with a parent whose teen is taking every little correction to heart. Then Elizabeth sits down with Erika McLemore (@sitbymyfire on Instagram) to discuss how parents should incorporate lessons on Indigenous peoples, cultures, and land acknowledgements into play. She also shares a bunch of wonderful resources for parents and kids to continue educating themselves on language, history, and current issues central to the Indigenous experience. 

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Dan recommends East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing by Meera Sodha. 

Carvell recommends breaking out the Mario Kart games with the family. Not only is the Nintendo Switch great, but he also recommends throwing it back with a Nintendo Wii. 

Elizabeth recommends taking time this week to reach out to one person and say something nice. 

Erika’s Recommendations: 


Native Appropriations

Warrior Kids podcast

All My Relations podcast

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace by Traci Sorell

Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. 


Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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