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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-sexProven 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....

Title : The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment
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ISBN : 9780470377109
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment Reviews

  • Cami
    2019-03-06 10:58

    There aren't really any 'secrets' here. This book really just states the obvious. The author uses a whole chapter to say that families come in all shapes and sizes. Another chapter says people who stayed married longer have adjusted their expectations of romantic love. No one needs a book to tell them that.

  • Lizabeth
    2019-03-15 14:05

    Terrible book. There are a few good thoughts but it's been reduced to a feel good book by trying to be politically correct and defining all family variants as "family". I'd much rather study and ponder the Proclamation on the Family given by our modern day prophet and apostles and if you truly follow what you learn, along with Sister Beck's talk "Mothers Who Know" you'll be set and won't even need to pick this up. Same stuff just watered down. Go to the source, uphold the family unit - single parents included, and you will naturally be doing the things a family needs (and they're no secret!).

  • Megan
    2019-03-02 09:06

    I really enjoyed this book. I especially loved the idea about sitting down with your family and deciding which family values are going to drive your life. It is a great way to give direction and priority into your family's course. He also talks about the importance of resiliency and other family secrets. Overall I thought he had some great points. I guess he is also the author of “secrets for happy wives”, and “secrets for happy husbands” and people were upset with him for his definition of family being strictly heterosexual. So he pulled a 180 and I found him overly defensive about defining the family in this book. "Everyone is family" was his final assessment, which he said over and over and over again. I guess he didn't like the abuse he got on the road for his other books.

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-01 07:45

    An interesting read for the most part, but definitely not from a christian view point. Most of the principles seem to be pretty much commonsense things that my family does anyway, so it wasn't life changing. It was good to see that the things we do on a daily basis without much thought matter in the long run.

  • Kit
    2019-02-26 13:02

    It was a little gimmicky trying to sell what works for them. I also had the misfortune of having a hardcopy from the library. These days I can only fit in reading those late at night. It was worth it while reading some other baby books, but not really this one. I may pick it up again when he's a little older.

  • Lisa Williams
    2019-03-13 11:39

    Worth reading if you have the time, but it's not a "must-read." I think it could've been shorter, the first chapter especially seemed drawn out and almost pointless. Good tips but nothing groundbreaking.

  • Whitney Archibald
    2019-03-16 10:44

    I got some good ideas from this book, and felt validated that it's ok that we have dinner at 4:00 without Dad. I liked the approach of looking at happiness in a family as a whole, including grandparents, and not just focusing on the kids.

  • Amy
    2019-02-27 10:59

    Basically common sense ideas. Nothing new or exciting. Good reminder that you need to communicate and plan to be a happy family, it doesn't just happen.

  • Malerie
    2019-03-15 08:58

    Way, way over due and had to take back before I finished. It was a little basic, but I hadn't gotten super far in it, may check it out again.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-13 11:54

    As far as family related books go, and I have read a ton for school and on my own, just ok.

  • Kim Maciel
    2019-03-15 07:43

    This book seemed to have pretty obvious pointers. Called it good after a few chapters.

  • Kisty Powell
    2019-02-19 12:03

    Did not finish the book. I listened to it and felt like there really wasn't much that I already didn't know. I didn't like how he kept saying anyone in the business of family therapy didn't know what they were talking about.