Chances are you may have already heard of The Secrets of Happy Families, the latest book by New York Times bestselling Bruce Feiler (author of Walking the Bible and Council of Dads, among others). Maybe you saw Bruce on CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Fox News, or in his Ted Talk video. It’s possible you read about Bruce’s provocative parenting ideas in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Parade magazine, or in Time.
However, if you somehow missed out on all the buzz, now it’s official: I’m telling you about this fantastic book The Secrets of Happy Families. This book has taken the office by storm: the women in my department are at turns obsessed with the promises of ending the morning chaos, making family dinners a meaningful event, and turning family conflicts into moments to grow closer together. To learn how to have a happier family, Bruce interviewed dozens of experts in every field but parenting—finance, interior design, gaming, coaching, and even the military. I don’t have kids of my own, but I gleaned advice on how to get along more harmoniously with my brother (we are both now pushing 40) and how to build a lasting relationship with my niece and nephew (ages 5 and 7). There are over a hundred suggestions in this book on how to make your family happier, which means we can pick those that best suit us and our parents, or our children, and try it out.
But don’t take my word for it – participate in Bruce’s chat on Goodreads on Thursday, March 28th and see what other readers are saying, and ask him a question yourself! You can join the group now and circle back on the 28th to participate.
Which tip will you use first to make your family happier?