The tired dad, who has four (that's right, FOUR) young daughters, has amassed over a million followers on Twitter thanks to funny observations — and LOL-inducing exchanges with his equally funny daughters.
Basically, Breakwell is saying that overachieving parents' kids don't turn out any better than other kids, so if you want to skip your kid's soccer one day, do it!
In fact, the book — which features a number of graphs — makes a case that doing less as a parent is actually smart.
Breakwell says, "Parents feel more pressure than ever to be perfect thanks to social media... This book is the permission they’re looking for to raise their kids how they want to, not how everybody else wants them to."
Now, you might be thinking this whole bare minimum parenting thing is just an excuse for Breakwell to slack off while, say, his toddler plays with a can of beer and the family pig (yes, the Breakwells have a pet pig).
But Breakwell says that today's parents — pressured to overachieve — can stand to consider the book's point. "I set out to write 50,000 words worth of jokes, but by the end, I accidentally proved a point: Doing less as a parent isn’t just easier; it’s also better for your kid."