Commonwealth National Podcast

Panel: The Secret Lives of Parents Revealed


The Secret Lives of Parents Revealed: Bad Mommy Redefined

Ayelet Waldman, Author, Bad Mother
Po Bronson, Author, Nurture Shock
In conversation with Regan McMahon, Deputy Book Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Revolution in the Bleachers: How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone Crazy Over Youth Sports

Though your kids may make you want to rip out your hair and scream bloody murder, must parents remain calm, forgiving and extremely patient? Not anymore, according to these two experts. Blogs and web sites like True Mom Confessions are revealing intimate truths about parenting and forcing us to reconsider what it means to be a "good parent."

This Program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on September 30, 2009.