New Book Explores The American Culture Of Fear In Parenthood

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New Book Explores The American Culture Of Fear In Parenthood

In 2011, Kim Brooks found herself having a warrant out for her arrest. Why? Well, her 4-year old son asked if he could stay in the car while she made a quick run into Target. While making her quick Target run and leaving her 4-year-old behind, a bystander filmed her leaving her car and sent it to police. This incident lead Brooks to write her first nonfiction book, “Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear.” The Morning Shift sits down with Brooks to break down her outlook on America’s fearful perception on parental supervision and children.

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“Small Animals”: What happens when parenting is ruled by fear? (CBS News 8/22/18)

Kim Brooks left her small son in the car. Then all hell broke loose (USA Today 8/23/18)