About Bethany Bateman

Bethany Bateman is a licensed social worker with many years experience working with parents, families, and children in the Pittsburgh area. Her professional areas of interest are child development and mood disorders in adolescents and young adults. Currently working in academia, she lives with her husband in Fort Worth, TX. First and foremost, though, she will always be a Pittsburgher.

Fear and Loathing in Pittsburgh: The Online Mauling of a Parent Just Like You

Angry commenters rushed to persecute a woman whose son fell to his death at the Pittsburgh Zoo. If it’s true that horrific accidents could happen to any parent, why can’t we accept that?