The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

By: Hilary Frank and Stitcher

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The parenting show for for everyone. Hosted by This American Life contributor and author Hillary Frank. A Stitcher Production.

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What traditions should you pass down to your kids when you and your partner come from completely different cultures? And why does keeping those rituals alive even matter? The Mash-Up Americans help us navigate family life in hyphenated America. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Halo Top, SockFancy, Fracture, Sun Basket, and Detour.

What's the best way for white parents to talk to their kids about race? We called in Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, who studies children's racial attitudes, to help us out—and to answer questions about cringeworthy moments with your own kids. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Total Wireless, Squarespace, Sun Basket and Kopari.

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Talking to teenagers is different from talking to grown-ups. We wanted to know: what advice they would give to parents? We convened a panel of three teens to find out! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, NBC’s I Feel Bad, Sun Basket, ThirdLove, Calm. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

The rumors are true… we have the best listeners! Andrea and Jackie share some favorite emails and comments. Plus, an update from Hillary. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons podcast, WGU, Kiwi Co, Care.com and Burrow. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Even though Glynnis MacNicol doesn't have kids of her own, her life is far from child-free. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by WGU, Raised by TV, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, and Kiwi Co. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

#171 Kidtrepreneurs

08/29/2018

34:16

Kids today have the chance to become real entrepreneurs and sell to the masses thanks to the internet. We’re going to explore who some of these kids are, what they’re selling, and how they become successful. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT), Grove Collaborative Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

The thing CJ Kemal wants most in life? To be a dad. But when you’re trans and single, it’s hard to know where to start. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Care.com, and Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75). Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

We’ve been thinking, there’s so much parenting media out there, but it's pretty species-ist, right? It’s all about how to get your human baby to eat, how to get your human kid to take a bath. We wanted to know: is there anything we can learn from the ways animals take care of their kids that we can take back to our human families? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative. Use the links here for a special discount.

As an only child, KJ Dell’Antonia always wanted a big happy family… but once she got one, she found out the “happy” part doesn’t come standard. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons, Google Play, Lands’ End (code: SCHOOL40), Honest Tea, and Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links here for a special discount.

When 9-year-old Meera was adopted from Korea, there were lots of new things that would take some getting used to… starting with her new mom’s exotic pet. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Honest Tea, Grove Collaborative, Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75), and Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40). Use the links here for a special discount.

#166 Dear Mister Rogers

07/25/2018

30:45

When Ben was a kid, his mom helped him write an innocent letter to his favorite television friend. The reply took Ben by surprise, and changed the way they thought of his hero forever. Tune in for stories of how Fred Rogers left a mark, and why his words still resonate. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Mom & Dad Are Fighting, Third Love, Care.com, Sun Basket Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.

Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Ladder, PottyMD (code: LONGSHORT), SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove and Sun Basket. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.