Thursday, January 30, 2014

Litfuse Review: The Secrets of Happy Families by:Bruce Feiler

The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
About the Book:
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 the Author:
Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is also a frequent contributor to NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox News. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.

My Review:
 Did you ever see that seemingly perfect family at church on Sunday and wonder why oh why does that family arrive perky, perfect and punctual and I can barely get my family to church awake and clean? How does this family do it every stinking Sunday? Maybe this family has read the go-to guide for creating a happy family, The Secrets of Happy Families, by Bruce Feiler.

 The author has taken some of the best researched plans&ideas for happy family creating and show us proof that they work. Weekly family meetings is a real good place to start, especially if you have kids that have a hard time staying on task. These meetings are a good way for a parent to check-in on the child and make sure he/she is doing what was asked, make any corrections necessary and assign new tasks to the family as a whole.

 To me this was a good idea because most families only have these "meetings" if someone is in trouble but this is a so much better idea. The author has compiled many more notions for us to consider to making our family and home a more pleasant place to be such as the right way to have a family dinner and branding your family, furniture arrangement& what that has to do with your family dynamic and many more.

 This book is perfect for all families no matter what shape or size.

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.