Today's question: For shopping during the holiday season or any time of year, do you prefer the big box stores or small mom-and-pop shops?
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
00:59 Dancing with the Stars Juniors: It's the semi-finals, so the field is narrowed from four stars to... four! In a surprising twist, the producers opted not to torment the children this week. Well, mostly.
08:36 Dogs on Netflix: We can't say the same for the filmmakers of the first episode in this documentary series, "The Kid with the Dog." They were remarkably insensitive to the kids they portrayed, and Terri has some words for them.
Next week, DWTS Juniors chooses a winner, and we return to our watches of The Good Place with "Janet(s)" and The West Wing with "USF Thurmont."
00:33 Lunch Delivery: Nicole's daughter came up with a clever new solution to the old problem of the forgotten school lunch.
06:29 Raising Kids Right: A Facebook post prompted a discussion of some of our parenting goals (and some of the ways we judge others and/or ourselves). Mentioned: This episode about kids and conversation.
26:41 Speed Round: Extended Family: 'Tis the season to connect with relatives, but none of us has a clan close by.
48:41 Shameless Self-Promotion: Nicole's and Terri's books are currently on sale at Amazon: Inclusion in Action, 50 Ways to Support Your Child's Special Education, and Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder. And Catherine begs you to rate and/or review us on Apple Podcasts. Thank you!
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.
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