Official Website of Researcher, Author, and Activist

The 5 Simple Truths

of Raising Kids

In Stores Now!
About Brad

R. Bradley Snyder has spent three decades developing and managing projects targeting children and adolescents for entities ranging from Cartoon Network to the U.S. Justice Department (for whom his project won the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University). At the age of 19, Brad helped found HomeBase Youth Services, a shelter for homeless and runaway youth. In 1994, he ran one of the inaugural AmeriCorps programs. In 2005, Brad helped launch MentorE Online Youth Services, an organization that uses technology to link at-risk youth with caring mentors. Experts describe Brad’s book, The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, as an “urgent ‘must-read.’” Rebecca Sugar, creator of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, said about Brad, “I learned a lot from him that informed the rest of the show.” Titles from his What Every Child Needs To Know children’s book series (…About Elvis Presley, …About Cancer, …About Punk Rock, …About The Economy, …About Pizza and …About Coffee), which he co-authors with Dr. Marc Engelsgjerd to explain adults to children, have received numerous accolades, including being a “staff pick” at the Museum of Modern Art bookstore in New York City. 

Select Publications

The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids

Bar Flies

What Every Child Needs To Know About Coffee

In the News

“What I also learned from these conversations with Bradley is that a bully will try to make you believe things about yourself that aren’t true. The dangerous thing is when you start to believe that those negative things about you are true.” – Rebecca Sugar

Speaking Events