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The secrets of happy families : improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more

Author: Bruce S Feiler
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, ©2013.
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An informative and compelling guide for families to enrich their home life in our age of distraction. Like millions of parents, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler felt squeezed between the needs of aging parents and rapidly growing children. Over three years, he traveled across the United States, seeking out the smartest people and the most effective families to assemble a collection  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce S Feiler
ISBN: 9780061778735 0061778737 0061778745 9780061778742
OCLC Number: 820148404
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why we need new thinking for families --
Adapt all the time --
Talk. A lot --
Go out and play --
All happy families. PART 1: ADAPT ALL THE TIME --
The Agile Family Manifesto: A Twenty-First-Century Plan to Reduce Chaos and Increase Happiness --
The Right Way to Have Family Dinner: Why What You Talk About Is More Important Than What You Eat (or When You Eat It) --
Branding Your Family: The Power of a Family Mission Statement --
PART 2 : TALK. A LOT --
Fight Smart: The Harvard Handbook for Resolving Conflict --
The Buck Starts Here: The Warren Buffet Guide to Setting an Allowance --
Talk About the Marshmallows: How to Have Difficult Conversations --
Lessons from the Sex Mom: What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex (but Should Have) --
What's Love Got to Do with It: The Simple Test That Saved Millions of Families --
The Care and Feeding of Grandparents: How to Avoid Throwing Granny from the Train --
The Right Stuff: How Rearranging Your Furniture Can Improve Your Family --
PART 3: GO OUT AND PLAY --
The Family Vacation Checklist: How to Make Travel More Fun --
Shut Up and Cheer!: What Successful Coaches Know About Successful Families --
Give War a Chance: The Green Beret Guide to the Perfect Family Reunion --
Conclusion: All Happy Families.
Responsibility: Bruce Feiler.
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An informative and compelling guide for families to enrich their home life in our age of distraction. Like millions of parents, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler felt squeezed between the needs of aging parents and rapidly growing children. Over three years, he traveled across the United States, seeking out the smartest people and the most effective families to assemble a collection of best practices for families today.

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