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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, 2014, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Determined to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families, author Bruce Feiler gathered team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques from the most creative minds and tested them with his wife and kids. The result is this 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce S Feiler
ISBN: 9780061778742 0061778745
OCLC Number: 870976912
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 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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Determined to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families, author Bruce Feiler gathered team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques from the most creative minds and tested them with his wife and kids. The result is this 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.

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