Kim Brooks, Author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, talks about how fear has changed the notions of what it means to be a good parent.
Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year-old son in the car while she ran into Target to grab something quick when she returned her son was unharmed and waiting for her. Little did she know, a bystander had filmed her leaving the car with her son unattended and had called the police. She was charged with "contributing to the delinquency of a minor."
This life-changing event made Brooks take a closer look at parenting in today's society and how fear controls parents decisions.