HARRY H. HARRISON JR.
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HARRY H. HARRISON JR.
 

CHILDHOOD EXPERT, TEEN EXPERT,

SPEAKER AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR


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 bestus 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. You’ll find some great links here as well as well as links to my never boring blog. And about four million people believe you’ll find some really cool books.


Also I have two books that young adults about to enter the adult world find incredibly helpful:

1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home (frequently purchased by 20-somethings and 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know.


I’m always interested in what you have to say, so email me here.

What Readers Say


1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know is everything that the title promises to give the reader. It's a great starter for college. This book fulfills its goal to be helpful. Each piece of advice is short and concise. The meaning is clear and fluff is kept to a minimum. Each suggestion is applicable to the wide variety of lifestyles of college students.


Mr. Harrison,


I was walking through Sams Club with my dad as we were preparing for me to go off to college for the second time at a different school when I came across your book 1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home.  Even though I'm not a teen and I had already left home once I felt that I just couldn't pass it up. 


I recently started reading it for the second time and I realized that a lot of people in their early 20s, like myself, have never really been taught these things before (or if they have they didn't listen to their parents about it, you know how kids are). I really appreciate the time you took to write this book because it has really helped me when I begin to worry about what my future holds or how i'm going to survive on my own.


The one I continually reread is number 38. "They should know that, when comparing themselves to anyone else, they're comparing God's handiwork." I believe that this one really helps girls who have been trained from a very young age that they aren't beautiful unless they look just like this or that. 


I am excited to begin reading 1001 Things Every College Student Needs To Know because I'm sure it will have even more advice geared more to my current situation. 


Thank you,


Danielle Phillips






Harry,


I wanted to simply email and say thank you to you for writing Father to Son.


Seven years ago my son was born and the book was a gift from my father. He made notes here and there of his own that thought might help in my adventure with a new son. While he didn't agree with everything in your book, he gave all of it some thought and appreciated your insight and topics. After I thumbed through the book, it was just the right size for my dresser drawer. There it sat for several years.


This year my father died after 5 months of torture in the ICU battling acute pancreatitis. I had a great relationship with my father and many of the things in the book were taught to me over the years. About a month ago I stumbled on the book and found my fathers words along with your own. I studied each page looking back on the past seven years and reflected on how I have taught my son many of these quotes or sentences. I have also been able to see where I may be lacking. I think I have looked at it every day this month before I go to bed and think about memories of my father and those I have had with my son. I don't have much other than items that belonged to him or old photos.


I hope if you get a chance to read this, these words bring you comfort. If I can only compliment you and have you know that as simple as the book is, it has brought me a truly wonderful experience. Please accept my gratitude and prayers on your journey with your writing and your family.


Sincerely,


Mark Miller