The Eyres’ Biography
Richard and Linda Eyre are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and families. Their clients and audiences range from The Young President’s Organization (YPO) and major corporations and associations to a wide array of school, civic, church and community groups. They find it remarkable and gratifying that in every one of the 45 countries where they have presented, parents have similar hopes, dreams and worries about their children regardless of economic, religious, geographic, and cultural differences.
The Eyres are authors of numerous work/family balance and parenting books, one of which, Teaching Your Children Values became the first parenting book in fifty years (since Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care) to reach #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Along with their continuing work with parents, their latest books are about grandparenting and “Life in Full” for Baby Boomers.
The Eyres have been frequent guests on national network shows including Oprah, The Today Show, Prime Time Live, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and once did regular segments on the CBS Early Show. Their parenting website, ValuesParenting.com, provides ideas, guidance and creative programs for families throughout the world.
But their most important production is their nine children (“one of every kind”) who, through the years, have helped formulate their ideas for books and speeches. The second generation Eyres and their spouses are an impressive bunch, all with university degrees from the likes of Wellesley, Harvard, Columbia, M.I.T., Stanford, and BYU and all having interrupted their university education to spend up to two years living abroad, studying, doing missionary work and providing humanitarian service. They are also doing their part to expand the importance of family through their own speaking, books, blogs, and websites. So far 31 grandchildren have been added to the Eyre’s treasury! The family’s favorite projects are humanitarian expeditions to places like Ethiopia, Kenya, Bolivia, India, and Mexico, and the families Eyrealm Foundation focuses on assisting and strengthening third world families.
Richard is a Harvard MBA, president of his own management consulting company (which worked with national political candidates and locally ran campaigns to build Symphony Hall, restore the Capitol Theater, expand the Salt Palace, extend the Central Utah Project and save the Hogle Zoo) and a ranked senior tennis player. He was a mission president for his church in London and a former director of the White House Conference on Parents and Children as well as a candidate for Governor (Linda is so glad he didn’t win!). Linda is a teacher, musician, and co-founder of International JoySchools.com, an in-home, do-it-yourself co-op and program for teaching preschoolers the joys of life. Both Richard and Linda have served on numerous arts, university, and non-profit boards and do a newspaper column for the Deseret News as well as a weekly radio show/podcast at BYUradio and a regular television segment at KTVX.
Some of the Eyre’s latest books are:
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