In a recent interview with Playboy, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin discussed his future plans to write a book on parenting.
It will be ironic for some people, but I’m going to write a parenting book,” says the 51-year-old actor. “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 father of one shared his philosophies on what is wrong with the world today: “In my gut I feel it’s another manifestation of how hard life has become. People are working hard to make money and manage their feelings about what the country’s going through. We live in stressful times. People come home, walk up the driveway, put the key in the door, and they just can’t do another hard job. Parenting your children effectively is a tough job.”
Alec’s newest writing endeavor may come as a surprise to those who remember the April 2007 voice-mail debacle where he accused his now 13-year-old daughter, Ireland, of being a “rude little pig” who needed to have her “ass straightened out” after she had “humiliated [him] for the last time.”
In the Playboy interview, Baldwin goes on to say that the man who originally released the controversial voice-mail, Harvey Levin of TMZ, is a “human tumor, a graceless character who lives in that weird netherworld.”
What do you think? Will you turn to Alec for parenting advice?