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The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

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  • Don't worry about family dinner.
  • Let your kids pick their punishments.
  • Ditch the sex talk.
  • Cancel date night.

These are just a few of the surprising innovations in this bold first-of-its-kind playbook for today's families. Bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds — from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country's top negotiators to the Green Berets — and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. Feiler then tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a fun, original look at how families can draw closer together, complete with two hundred never-before-seen best practices.

Feiler's life-changing discoveries include a radical plan to reshape your family in twenty minutes a week, Warren Buffett's guide for setting an allowance, and the Harvard handbook for resolving conflict. The Secrets of Happy Families is a timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier?

Written in a charming, accessible style, The Secrets of Happy Families is smart, funny, and fresh, and will forever change how your family lives every day.

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“Infused with humor and authenticity....Feiler's unique perspective and voice...sets it apart from other work in both the parenting and happiness genres.” Yahoo

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“This is the best book I've read about how to transform families....Run, don't walk, to get a copy.” NBC Latino

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“Makes even the most skeptical parent sit up and take note.” Bonnie Rochman for Time.com

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“Refreshing....Feiler has an engaging style.” Washington Post

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In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.

The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations…

Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feilers The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

About the Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet. He writes the "This Life" column for the New York Times and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

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ISBN:
9780061778735
Subtitle:
Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
Author:
Feiler, Bruce
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Self-Help : General
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.01 in 16 oz

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"Review" by , “Infused with humor and authenticity....Feiler's unique perspective and voice...sets it apart from other work in both the parenting and happiness genres.”
"Review" by , “This is the best book I've read about how to transform families....Run, don't walk, to get a copy.”
"Review" by , “Makes even the most skeptical parent sit up and take note.”
"Review" by , “Refreshing....Feiler has an engaging style.”
"Synopsis" by , In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.

The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations…

Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feilers The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

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