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

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I like his parenting style, even if some of his gambits seem corny.
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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 Feiler’s 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 Bruce Feiler

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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.
 
Published February 19, 2013 by William Morrow. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Oct 31 2012

Feiler picked up ideas from many sources, but in the end, he found the secret to a happy family—not in a set of nostrums or procedures, but in flexibility and a willingness to keep trying. A good addition to the self-help bookshelf.

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NPR

Above average
Reviewed by Laura Kaiser on Feb 22 2013

I like his parenting style, even if some of his gambits seem corny.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Jan 29 2013

This lovingly written how-to guide to navigating today's contemporary family will surely recharge, revamp and remodel your existing nuclear unit.

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