The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #179: Mom, Can I Wait in the Car?

Six years ago, writer Kim Brooks was visiting her folks in Virginia, when she realized she needed to run an errand. So she borrowed her mom’s minivan, strapped her 4-year-old son in the back seat, and headed to Target.

It was in that parking lot that a complete stranger tried to have Kim arrested for criminally irresponsible parenting. The experience changed Kim’s life and is the subject of her new book Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear.

Tune in to hear about the choice Kim made that got her in trouble with the law.

Plus, the story of Lenore Skenazy from Let Grow, and Debra Harrell.