‘Bad parents’ revolt

Throw ‘loud and lusty temper tantrum’

Fed up with so-called “parenting” advice and expectations heaped on them from strangers, blogs and friends, some parents are acting out. Just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, there are a group of books hitting the shelves that articulate this “loud and lusty temper tantrum,” writes Salon journalist Rebecca Traister. Two examples of what’s becoming the dominant mommy (and daddy) counter-culture are Ayelet Waldman’s Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace, and Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, by Michael Lewis.

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