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The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More By Bruce Feiler Book Review

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.


My Review:

I would recommend this amazing resource to every single parents or going to be parents. Let me first begin by saying that I’m not married and I don’t have a family yet but one day I will. I read this book in order to better equip me ahead of time and this book did just that. I loved how this book covered hot issues like managing money, creating a mission statement for your family, the importance of family dinner, resolving conflict, discussing sex, family vacations, and so much more.

I immensely like how Bruce Feiler suggested to readers the importance of eating meal regularly together and how the research correlates to this. I loved how he recommended that families could play word of the day games at dinner time, have autobiography night, pain points, word game night, and bad and good. These were great creative ideas to keep mealtime interesting and fun some nights. I especially like how he included a huge amount of research to back up his strong points throughout the entire book. The toolkit at the end of the book was extremely helpful in connecting the books main points together.

Another key chapter I liked was about building a mission statement for your family and sticking to your core values. He also had a helpful section of eighty words to describe your family to assist readers in writing down their mission statement of their own personally family. Another aspect of the book was on the chapter of sex and I was shocked to learn that only 85% of girls had have the talk with their parents and boys were only half. Why are we not talking to our children about sex and why do we get so uncomfortable and chicken out? I liked how he was very real in being honest about how parents need to be having the talk with them.

This book taught me a great deal on how to be a parent when that time come and how to lead my family in a Christ like manner. If you’re seeking a wonderful parenting resource, then read this one!

“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ HarperCollins Publishers for this review”.

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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.

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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.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on the 17th to see if you won.


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