A book review by Amy Hannold, 247Moms.com
The author states in his introduction that this book, “The Secrets of Happy Families”, is the book he wrote that as a spouse, parent, child, uncle, sibling and adult child, he would want to read most. After reading this book myself, I’d have to say that he fulfilled that goal. This book is an inspiring collection of answers, for everyone – really, as it speaks to the joys and challenges humans in relationships with each other face throughout our lifetimes.
“The Secrets of Happy Families” is based on the author’s research and interviews with experts and everyday families, followed by the testing of those techniques with his own family. This book is the right balance between conversation and information. At the conclusion of the book, there is a “Happy Families Toolkit”, which guides you through implementing these ideas with your family.
I really like the spectrum of information covered in this book. The obstacles of chaos, busy schedules, communication failures, relatives, etc. that keep us from creating a happy home and enjoying family life are often intertwined. Readers can improve their relationships with their kids, parents, spouses and siblings – just by reading this book. Family issues of disorganization, questions about children’s allowances, negotiating and communicating effectively – all of these things in part are related to one another. You’ll find solutions, and will look forward to creating a family mission statement, cherished memories, fun togetherness, and more.
About the book: 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 and New 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. Purchase a copy and download the Happy Families Toolkit: http://ow.ly/sSUq6
Meet the Author: 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. Learn more about Bruce at: http://brucefeiler.com
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.