Self-proclaimed bad parents are sharing their worst moments — and cashing in, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Now some parents, hoping to quiet the chorus of opinions, judgments and criticism, are defiantly confessing to their own “bad parenting” moments. They say that sharing their foibles helps relieve the pressure to be a perfect parent — and pokes fun at a culture where arguments over sleep-training methods and organic baby foods rage on. Critics say it’s the latest form of oversharing online — the equivalent of posting your every move on Twitter or Facebook — and only reinforces parents’ worst habits.
One mother on Babble.com admits to allowing her toddler to watch as much as six hours of TV a day. Another worries she’s raising a bigoted baby. A third admits to hating her daughter’s friend, who is 3 years old.
It’s a short step from tweeting about screaming at your toddler to writing a book about it. There are several bad parent confessionals heading for the book stores.
Update: Not really. The Playmobil wine bar was an April Fool’s Day spoof.