The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler #litfuse #bookreview

About the book: The book that revolutionized our view of what makes families happy . . .

Determined to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler gathered team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques from the most creative minds—from Silicon Valley to the Green Berets—and tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a lively, original look at how we can create stronger parent/child relationships, manage the chaos of our lives, teach our kids values and grit, and have more fun together.

The Secrets of Happy Families includes more than two hundred unique practices that will help your family draw closer and make everyone in your home happier. It has already changed the lives of millions of families, and it can do the same for yours.

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Meet the Author: Bruce Feiler writes a column in contemporary families for theNew York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Council of Dads. He is the host of several series on PBS, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

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My thoughts:  If you are a parent, you need this book.  It will help make you a better parent and make your family a better family.  You will learn  unique ways to help yourself help your children.  It’s more than just learning how to have a happy family.  It’s learning who you are and what makes your children who they are and using that to help your family as a whole.  We are each different people and we need to know ourselves and our family members.  I was definitely intrigued by the weekly family meetings part.  My kids are all still pretty young(9 kids all 9 years old or younger) and I’m not sure how that would work.  We also do not give ours kids an allowance yet, so that’s another part of the book I’m not sure what we’ll do with.   But our kids do have chores and do work in our home.  This is definitely a book worth reading and then re-reading.  I’m not sure all of it will work for everyone, but it’s worth a try to help your family right? The Secrets of Happy Families is a book every family should have a copy of.