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Alec Baldwin to Write Parenting Book

Would You Take Parenting Advice From Alec Baldwin?

As parents we all make mistakes, but are you willing to learn from someone else's? Alec Baldwin thinks so. The famed actor who became infamous for an abrasive voicemail he left his daughter, Ireland, in 2007, is now considering penning a parenting book. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Baldwin discussed the notorious message, how he and the child repaired their relationship and why moms and dads need to take a long look at how they parent. Alec said:

It will be ironic for some people, but I’m going to write a parenting book. We’re at, not a crisis, but an awful place right now in terms of parenting. People are raising their children with the belief that we need to be friends with our children. Kids have too much power and call too many of the shots, telling their parents what they will and won’t do.

The actor is not the first adult to question current child rearing philosophies, but do you consider him an authority on the subject?

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Moms Moms 8 years
I think he's a great actor, but the infamous voicemail to his daughter was in such poor taste that I'd never buy his parenting book.
sham28 sham28 8 years
He's absolutely right about that one statement, but I'm not buying his damn book.
Ericka Ericka 8 years
What people say and what they do can be very different. So I think it's possible for him to write a good parenting book, just not sure he'd take his own advice.
techkim techkim 8 years
As a preschool teacher I see TONS of children a such an early age pretty much tell their parents what do to and the parents allow it. So what he says isn't off. Would be intereting.
Akpril Akpril 8 years
His quote sounds interesting. I agree with it, which makes me a little uncomfortable because it's Alec Baldwin. I would assume he's learned quite a bit from being a parent, including some things not to do.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 8 years
bluepuppybites, I totally agree. While what he said in that voice mail was atrocious, I completely agree with his thoughts on how we parent today (and I tend to agree with his politics). I would definitely pick up the book if it ever comes to pass.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
He makes a good point. I bet it would be an interesting read.
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