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Download The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More ePub
  • ISBN 0061778737
  • ISBN13 978-0061778735
  • Language English
  • Author Bruce Feiler
  • Publisher William Morrow; 1/20/13 edition (February 19, 2013)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats mobi doc lit txt
  • Category Self-Help
  • Subcategory Relationships
  • Size ePub 1428 kb
  • Size Fb2 1507 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 895

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.


I read Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families ahead of the birth of my first child (which is still a month away), and so, to. .Great book on families and what you can be doing to improve your day-to-day lives

I read Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families ahead of the birth of my first child (which is still a month away), and so, to be honest, I’m not in the target audience for the book. Great book on families and what you can be doing to improve your day-to-day lives.

Mr. Feiler's book is like no parenting book, or marriage book, or self-improvement book you've ever read. It's a combination of the three, and more. He examines what makes families functional and happy through the lens of business principles.

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Family dinners are not actually about what you eat, it's about connecting with your family. Feiler started got the idea for this book during a rough patch in his own family life, which involved his wife and young twin daughters. A checklist can help keep children focused in the morning. When in conflict, it is beneficial to take a cool off period and consider the other person's side of an argument.

by Bruce Feiler (Author). A self-help book with teeth, loaded with examples. The Secrets of Happy Families is comprehensive and clear, a how-to guide for dads who may not have realized they needed on. Daddylibrium. Don't worry about family dinner. Let your kids pick their punishments. These are just a few of the surprising innovations in this bold first-of-its-kind playbook for today's families.

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 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 conversation. imely, 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.

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NPR coverage of The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce Feiler. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. The result is The Secrets of Happy Families, a collection of more than 200 strategies culled from conversations with, among others, business branding experts, sports coaches and even the team behind Modern Family. Read an excerpt of this book.

Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More. Don’t worry about family dinner. These are just a few of the surprising ideas in this first-of-its-kind, bold playbook for families today. Best-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between aging parents and rising children.

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komandante
I read Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families ahead of the birth of my first child (which is still a month away), and so, to be honest, I’m not in the target audience for the book. Plus, seeing as the large majority of the book concerns a life with kids, I’m far from the most qualified person to assess it. So, I could well be revising my opinion over Feiler’s work as the years go on. Nevertheless, as of now, I found it very interesting, full of ideas that I would consider implementing in the future.

The book’s premise seemed to me, once I read the introduction, to be a silly one. The author proposed to look at insights from different careers and fields of study to see how they could improve family life. For instance, how would a professional trained in conflict resolution deal with family arguments? How would a green beret build a sense of “team” in the family? This sounded pretty ridiculous (the team one still didn’t work for me) until I read the first chapter and began to see the specific ideas these people had. I found particularly intriguing the sections on “family branding,” family weekly meetings, and the need for having close relationships with extended family. Many sections of the book have original ideas, and Feiler has done his best to support them with relevant research. I think that almost all families would find some useful and helpful ideas here.

My only criticism of the book is that it definitely seemed to trail off at the end. This section largely had to do with entertainment. Some of the advice was just week or obvious (the creators of Farmville suggest playing “20 Questions” on car trips). Even Feiler seemed to think that the idea about making family trips more like an extreme competition (think: Amazing Race) was a little absurd.

On the whole, though, this was a quick read with some useful ideas. I would recommend it and expect to revisit it myself in the future.
Kefym
4.5 stars . . .

Great book on families and what you can be doing to improve your day-to-day lives. The only reason I gave this book 4.5 stars rather than 5 is that I think the author / publisher could have offered some additional resources. The book is extremely practical, but if there was a website built in that directed you o the different tools mentioned and samples of the ideas presented, would have easily been the best 'family' book I've read.

Some stuff that's taught that I loved:

* Sit on cushy chairs when disciplining
* Work on creating intrinsic motivation in your kids
* Why date night is a waste of time
* Start having a family meeting
* Create a family motto/brand
* Your family's history is very important
* Extremely balanced view of sports, parenting, and kids - loved this chapter

All in all, an excellent book with great advice. Buy it, read it, use it. Seriously . . . for 20 bucks, this is a steal - could significantly improve your family life overnight.
Very Old Chap
I read parenting books occasionally - mostly when the kids are making me nuts for an extended period of time or I'm feeling like a bit of a failure as a mom. Usually what I read frustrates me because I am reminded that I shouldn't yell - in fact, shouldn't ever lose my cool, or has a complex process that I'm not going to implement long term. I read the sample of this book and decided to buy it. I actually stayed up late reading it and finished it this morning. Normally, only fiction has that affect on me. I've already recommended it to a friend and am thinking of buying it for a few people. I liked the way the information was presented, I like the no-nonsense lack of navel gazing, and the tips provided (not all, but a lot of them) make sense to me. Most of this is specific, checklist task type of items all designed to improve communication and increase happiness and satisfaction within the family. Who doesn't love that?

My family is having our first weekly meeting tonight. This idea appeals to me a lot, because as I read this book, it occurred to me that I'm the one who keeps the calendar/logistics in my head for our family, which stresses me out somewhat, and my kids and sometimes my husband are the ones who can get caught off guard when we're suddenly trying to do three things while heading into as many different directions. We're going to use our meeting to talk about what went well, what we can improve on, have the kids pick their punishments, review the schedule for the week and set a positive tone for the coming days. I love the idea of getting together at breakfast - some days, this makes MUCH more sense than trying to pull off a dinner together given different schedules. I love the suggestions to start empowering the kids.

I'll update in a few weeks after we've been implementing some of these practices. I'm feeling pretty positive at this point.
Majin
This book is changing my life and my family life. I already have a pretty good family life, but there are so many tips and techniques in here that would benefit any family. I like that Bruce Feiler doesn't try to boil everything down into a top ten. Instead, he shares dozens and dozens of nuggets from academia, family studies and his own interviews. I especially like the fresh take on using agile methodologies to improve family dynamics and get things done, the idea of a family mission statements, and how to foster conversation during meals. Bruce is right when he says there's a lot written about raising happy, healthy children, but precious little about happy, healthy families. Love this book and have given it to many of my friends.
Dusar
It's an interesting book, somethings are genius, somethings are too simplistic, and somethings are a rehash of old ideas (that work). I think it is a good book for 5 and up, as i tried several of the things on my 3 year old and she really didn't get it, much as I tried. It is definitely an interesting perspective as to why the old ideas work, but It's not a REVOLUTION. it makes for an interesting read and gives you some nice tips.