The Happy Family by Linda Eyre
Restoring the 11 Essential Elements That Make Families Work

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In their new book The Happy Family, NY Times #1 bestselling authors Linda and Richard Eyre argue that the social problems that are ravishing America--family breakups, escalating substance abuse, teen pregnancy--are the unfortunate result of hearts and minds turned away from the essentials of parenting, marriage and families. In this landmark work, the Eyres help parents to understand what is happening to their families and why parenting is so difficult today.

The eyres present powerful, practical parenting practices, including how to:
* Make a conscious recommitment to return your heart to the priority of marriage and family
* Teach understanding and discretionary use of the culture at large
* Reinvent time management with an emphasis on family
* Make communication your constant goal
* Create identity, security and motivation for children through family traditions and responsibilities
* Use "values therapy" in which the focus shifts away from wrong to the rewards and fulfillment of right.


About Linda Eyre

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Richard Eyre, for 10 years artistic director of the Royal National Theatre, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1997. He lives in London. LINDA AND RICHARD EYRE'S" Teaching Your Children Values" if the first parenting book to reach the #1 spot on the "New York Times Book Review" bestseller list since Dr. Benjamin Spock's "Baby and Child Care".RICHARD, a Havard-trained management consultant, and LINDA, a musician and teacher, have advocated strong families and balanced life styles in major national media ranging from "Oprah" and "Donahue" to "The 700 Club" and from "The Washington Post" to "USA Today", as well as through their international parent's cooperative organization, HOMEBASE, and as the hosts of the national cable TV show "Families Are Forever."The Eyres, who were named by President Reagan during the 1980s to direct the White House Conference on Children and Parents, live with their nine children in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Washington, D.C.
Published June 18, 2002 by Golden Books Adult Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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In The Happy Family: Restoring the 11 Essential Elements That Make Families Work, prolific parenting authors Linda and Richard Eyre (How to Talk to Your Child About Sex) argue that parenting is har

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