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 andNew 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.
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. Follow Bruce on Facebook and Twitter.
Well I have to admit that in the start of the book, I chuckled alot. Viewing his family scene was sorta really funny. I know that sometimes family get togethers are full of some ackward happenings. I got bogged down in the plethora of words after that and skipped to the meat of the matter at hand. I was trying to find the Secrets of Happy Families that Bruce said were in here. Thinking well if I can find the answers to sibling rivalry and how to make the kids happy , while all the time seeking a way to spend time building my marriage , I would be golden ! Sometimes it is good to get a mans view point on things. But I will say that not everything will work for all families, so on to the task at hand right… Finding the Oasis of Happiness ! This book will make you laugh and Bruce’s sense of humor is truely a blessing. His characters are somewhat hillarious but very real ! Bruce you may want to write some family fiction fun ! Family Meetings weekly sounds doable for us… So long as it doesn’t become a complain and whine session, which has happened for us here at home. A Morning to Do list… ok this too seems doable and we have tried it, but I guess i have up too soon. There are many ideas in this book. Bruce touches on some subjects that most of us think are taboo in the Christian Realm , Talking to your kids about ” SEX” … and he even has an answer to the ” If Mamma ain’t happy, nobody is happy” Issue… A Scientifically proven one at that ! Blew me away, even if I had heard it before and most men won’t believe it, but oh well… Way to go Bruce ! I have to say that I sorta really enjoyed this book and coming from a man, well it was insightful and I think that all you MEN out there, aught to get this book and read it and take it to heart. Us Women really know these things, but I have to say I learned a lot from this little book. I would highly recommend it to my friends and those of you who are not my friends yet… Get a COPY !!!! Its worth the $15.00 ! It might just help your family and It will make you laugh and help your love life !
I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest opinion and have recieved no further compensation from doing so.
~ Linda ~
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. 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.
Bruce is celebrating the release of his book with a family fun “Happy Family” Kindle HDX giveaway.
One winner will receive:
- A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
- The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 15th. Winner will be announced February 17th on the Litfuse blog.