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Jul 29, 2016

Word BubbleOn today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about how old our kids were when they got phones, shout out some stuff we like on the Roundabout Round-Up, and chat with Robert Rummel-Hudson about special-needs sports — but first, we’re going to take a little trip to the mall for some back-to-school shopping. Here's your road map to the episode:

5:08 Back to Back-to-School Shopping — For the first time, Terri has no one going back to any kind of school, so Catherine and Nicole school her in what Back to School 2016 is looking like. For more on shopping with kids, listen to last week's podcast, which included a discussion of trendy vs. affordable.)

21: 25 Friday Speed Round — How old should kids be when they get their own phone? And just how smart should those phones be?

27:14 Parenting Roundabout Roundup — Terri enjoyed the Special Needs Parent Pokémon Go on the blog Love That Max; Catherine and her son are excited for the new Harry Potter book; and Nicole recommends the app Venmo for, among other things, getting money to your kid on shopping trips. Also mentioned in this segment: our recent episodes on kids and money and Pokémon Go.

32:11 Interview of the Week — Robert Rummel Hudson makes his monthly visit to the podcast to talk with Terri about what we like a lot and like less about special-needs sports.

45:04 Shameless Self-Promotion — Terri wants you to share this next time that "cut-and-paste for the kids with special needs!" meme comes around; Nicole invites you to an online course she's teaching on “Why Inclusion Works in an Educational Setting”; and Catherine has an article on her Verywell site on Olympics-inspired fitness for kids

Thanks as always to Jon Morin for producing our podcast and for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to for the full recap experience.