The Secrets of Happy Families

The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler

Good read, a collection of ideas from families in different settings addressing unique issues. There were many reminders of things we've done right and things we've done wrong. 

I highly recommend this for: 
  • a family that is just starting out (maybe start reading as soon as you find out you're pregnant!)
  • for a newly blended family that is intent on making it work (read and process as a family AND more importantly, maintain your commitment to making this blended family work despite the struggles!)
  • grandparents (read it, acknowledge your mistakes and success BUT never impose yourself on your children as they raise their children...unless they ask for help!) 
And remember at the end of the day, this is just a book of experiences of others, not a perfect formula for success. Learn from the book, go love your spouse and your kids, learn from your mistakes and celebrate your victories! 

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