Richard and Linda Eyre may be the most prominent and popular writers and speakers in the world on the topics of family and parenting. Among their three dozen books are Teaching your Children Values, the first book in 50 years (since Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Card) to hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, and How to Talk to Your Child about Sex which has become the standard resource for parents around the world in teaching their children about intimacy.
Their newest book, The Entitlement Trap, published in 2011/12 offers solutions for the biggest problem facing parents today.
About as far removed from ivory tower theories as you can get, the Eyres work is based on the real life experience of raising 9 children, founding and running 3 businesses, and trying to keep up with high level involvement in politics, church, music, and sports.
Rather than being called “experts the Eyres would rather be known as ”fellow-strugglers” who have been lucky enough to reflect and write on what they have learned--both from experience and from presenting to and interacting with parents in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries around the globe.
We are Richard and Linda Eyre. For more than 30 years we have been writing books for parents on families, life-balance, and parenting. We have published with Random House, Simon and Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Deseret Book, McGraw Hill, and Penguin, but we have just found a publisher that we like better than any of them.
It is ourselves.
It is avoiding all the middlemen and getting books to those who want them for free.
And it is getting them to people quicker, with more interaction and more feedback for us.
We hope you will like this approach as much as we do! Here is our new philosophy of what books should be in today’s world and our new mission statement about how we hope to make it happen:
It’s possible because these are our books, we own the copyrights, and we are more interested in getting them to the maximum number of people than in making them generate the maximum amount of money.
Parenting is difficult today—harder and fraught with more challenges than at any time in history. Kids don’t come with owner’s manuals or assembly instructions, and most parents and grandparents don’t have time to analytically and deliberately calculate a family and parenting strategy to match the needs of their kids and the trauma of our times. We have been able to do exactly that kind of analysis and strategizing because of the freedom and access that some of our bestselling books have given us.
Because books have been good to us, we are now at a point where we want to give back, and to give their content to the growing number of parents who need help. We think families are the basic unit of our society and of our economy and we believe that the most important work anyone does is within the walls of his or her home and that no other success can compensate for failure in the family. Thus if anything we have learned, or done, or written can be of help to parents trying to do their best by their children…we are happy to give it.
We already have more than half of our books transferred here—to this site. They are completely free and are only a click away. If you don’t mind reading on line and on a screen, they may be the only copies you will ever need. If you like to read on a kindle, you will soon be able to download them from Amazon for $2. And if you want them as books, we are working to make them available in special, non advertised personal editions for $5.
Click here for a list of free books from the Eyres