The Secrets Of Happy Families

The Secrets Of Happy Families

The Secrets Of Happy Families

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.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Bruce Feiler
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-02-19
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780062199508


The Secrets Of Happy Families

The Secrets Of Happy Families

Bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for ageing parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest ideas and the most cutting-edge research about families of all varieties, novel solutions to make his own family happier. Instead of the usual psychologists and family 'experts', he sought out the most creative minds - from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from top negotiators to the army - and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use. Feiler then tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a fun, completely original look at how families can draw closer together. Felier's life-changing discoveries include a radical plan to reshape your family in twenty minutes a week, Warren Buffett's guide for setting an allowance, and the Harvard handbook for resolving conflict. The Secrets of Happy Families is a timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: how do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier? 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.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Bruce Feiler
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-08-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780349402239


The Secrets Of Happy Families

The Secrets Of Happy Families

Proven ways to create a more loving family Research proves that happy families are good for health, longevity, peace of mind, productivity, and success. In The Secrets of Happy Families, Scott Haltzman offers an original approach to building family contentment that works for families of all ethnicities and make-ups–two-parent, single-parent, blended, childless, or same-sex couple. He provides a "positive psychology" way of solving family problems through strategy and leadership, including knowing and accepting who you are, taking a leadership role in loving and united relationships, building a network of support in extended families and communities, and making quality time for fun, adventures, holidays, and rituals.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Scott Haltzman
Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
Release : 2009-06-08
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 0470444835


Simple Happy Parenting

Simple Happy Parenting

Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life. In Simple Happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and learning together. From easier meal planning to mindful shopping, worry batching to waste reduction, Simple Happy Parenting is an honest and practical roadmap for all families striving for balance. Start with the Simple Manifesto: Buy less. Fear less. Referee less. Hurry less. Entertain less. Then begin your journey to simple by embracing a new, lighter way of life in your home. Step-by-step projects and realistic goals guide your way. Discover how a curated toy cabinet fosters imaginative play; a smaller, carefully selected wardrobe reduces stress; and structured, nourishing meals create relaxed family dinners. Next, expand the simplicity to your mindset. Learn how letting go of fear provides children with valuable opportunities to grow and develop; positive discipline strategies strengthen family relationships; and inviting more unscheduled time in your calendar gives your family space to thrive. Not only will these straightforward solutions allow your children the room to progress and flourish, this mindful approach to family life will provide you with more energy, calm, and joy.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Denaye Barahona
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2019-06-04
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781781318645


Happy Family

Happy Family

One of these things is not like the other. That's how Cheri Matzner felt growing up in her adoptive family, and it's what continues to define her as she tries to start a family of her own. Funny and fierce, desperate for connection yet pushing it away with both hands, she needs to jump-start a marriage in danger of flatlining and save her career from scandal. But Cheri is still contending with a complicated relationship with her parents-her aging Italian bombshell of a mother and a distant father who looms large, even in death-unaware of the sacrifices they made to be together or of the difficult truths and lies in their marriage. When tragedy unravels Cheri's well-designed defenses, she is thrust into an odyssey of acceptance that brings her full circle back to her dramatic origins. Sometimes it takes half a lifetime to come of age. To be able to glimpse our parents beyond their roles as our parents. To uncover the many versions of truth within our family stories and within our own. And to laugh at it all just a little bit sooner.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tracy Barone
Publisher : Lee Boudreaux Books
Release : 2016-05-24
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780316342582


The Happiest Kids In The World

The Happiest Kids In The World

Discover how Dutch parents raise The Happiest Kids in the World! Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands! Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere? Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . less!

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Rina Mae Acosta
Publisher : The Experiment
Release : 2017-04-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781615193912


Happy Families

Happy Families

God's primary provision for humanity was the family and he established it to be enjoyed and to provide a safe haven for children to be nurtured into health, happiness and significance. However, family dysfunction prevails, and far from the family being a place of happiness it has become for many a place of disappointment and distress. This book explains how God is in the business of blessing, restoring and enriching families in view of them being happily involved in family ministry in his kingdom. Bruce and Nellie Litchfield are widely experienced in family ministry and have travelled to over 90 countries and conducted seminars on family issues in 38 of these countries. They are in professional marriage and family therapy practice in Canberra, and also conduct accredited training courses in counselling and family therapy throughout Australia.The Litchfields strongly point out that the functional family is still today, the basic building block of society. This work will clarify concepts and help restore families. It has a wealth of valuable insight and is compiled by those who have not only worked with its concepts, but also applied them deeply in their own lives.Dr Bruce Thompson, International Dean of the College of Counselling and Health Care, University of the Nations, Switzerland. Author of Walls of My Heart.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Bruce Litchfield
Publisher : Litchfield Family Services Ctr
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 329 Pages
ISBN : 0975068202


An Occasionally Happy Family

An Occasionally Happy Family

"Coursing underneath this comically disastrous road trip romp is a painfully real and poignant reflection on how families find the strength to cope with loss. Funny and fast-paced (and occasionally happy), Theo's journey is one many young readers will relate to and enjoy."--John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted Gordon Korman meets The Great Outdoors in this funny and moving debut about a boy who goes on a disastrous family vacation (sweltering heat! bear chases!) that ends with a terrible surprise: his dad's new girlfriend.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Cliff Burke
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Release : 2021-05-18
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780358325673


Real Happy Family

Real Happy Family

When full-time Hollywood party girl Lorelei auditions for television's hottest reality show, she finds her life self-destructing after her drug-addled mother wages a racially-slanted war against the stunning, young, African-American woman who won the role. 10,000 first printing.

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Genre : FICTION
Author : Caeli Wolfson Widger
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 361 Pages
ISBN : 9780544263611


How To Be A Happier Parent

How To Be A Happier Parent

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell'Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this optimistic, solution-packed book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers that it's possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day. She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it's getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, How to Be a Happier Parent shows that having a family isn't just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It's about experiencing joy--real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for--along the way.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : KJ Dell'Antonia
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-08-21
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780735210486