I started writing books about raising kids because I have pretty firm views about what parenting is all about. (My wife is a teacher who sees the good, the bad and the ugly results of parenting every day.) My books are short, quick and to the point. I don’t dwell on the existentialism of parenthood. I talk about the challenges, the hilarity, the love and the realities. I always knew men preferred books like that. It turns out moms and teenage girls do to.
My mission is change some views: it’s time we start being parents to our kids, not trying to be their best friend ever. It’s time we start preparing them for the real world that awaits, not spending thousands of dollars on giving them the “bestis” six year old birthday party in the world. It’s time we model adult behavior for our kids, not try and act like fifteen year olds ourselves. I also have strong views about faith which irritates some people but it’s their offspring clogging the juvenile system.
So, that’s what I’m about. My books are available in stores in around the world including China, Russia, Africa and the Mid East; I’ve been interviewed by everyone from NPR to The Christian Broadcasting Network to Rabbi Shmuley to College Week Live. I’ve spent many weeks on the NYTIMES best sellers list. And about four million parents keep my books on their bedside table. You can learn more about me at www.fearlessparenting.com or www.harryhharrisonjr.com.