'Let Me Explain: Timeouts' Up to 6.3 Million (Mostly Angry!) Views

My next book, ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids (co-written by parenting educators Linda and Ty Hatfield), got an unlikely surge of interest last month when the piece I filmed for the NewsHour (the one about timeouts) went viral ten months after it was released. I still have no idea what prompted the, um, virus (?), but it was pretty incredible. In one week, it grew from having under 200,000 views to more than 6.3 million. Last I checked, which was about a thirty seconds ago, it had been shared 71,000 times and garnered more than 6,000 comments, most of them by people who disagreed with my view.

Not a surprise.

When you write a book that is trying to shift a deep-seated and wildly popular cultural paradigm and the subject of said shift is one of the most divisive and sensitive subjects on the planet (i.e. parenting), you’re going to get hit with serious criticism.

I’m just glad people are paying attention. And I’m happy to report that there really are some great questions and observations in the comments section. And ALL these questions and observations are answered and discussed in the book.

ParentShift’s release is set for May 2019. Stay tuned for updates, including a cover reveal and a lot more information about what you’ll find in the book. And, as always, thanks for stopping by.