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.
Purchase a copy and download the Happy Families Toolkit here
My Review: Some things in The Secret to Happy Families will not surprise you and some will surprise you.
Bruce Feiler has compiled a bevy of information that he believes will create a happy, bonded family.
Many of the things he promotes are things families in certain circles have subscribed to for years. Morning chores, family meal time, including your children in family decisions and more.
Some things may be new. And some not to your liking. For the more modest of us (I included) there is a section on the marital bed that I could have done without.
The beauty of a book like this is that you can pick and choose what you want to adopt. A family is a unique entity and what works for one may not work for another.
Will you have a happy family after following all the advice in this book? Probably not but you may come away with new tools and ideas to help bring your family closer together.
Recommended for families really struggling to find closeness and work together as a family unit.
About the Author: Bruce Feiler writes a column in contemporary families for the New 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.
Learn more about Bruce at: http://brucefeiler.com
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”