Table of Contents for Secrets of Happy Families : Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More


Introduction: Why We Need New Thinking for Families 1(12)
PART ONE ADAPT ALL THE TIME
1 The Agile Family Manifesto: A Twenty-First-Century Plan to Reduce Chaos and Increase Happiness
13(20)
2 The Right Way to Have Family Dinner: Why What You Talk About Is More Important Than What You Eat (or When You Eat It)
33(18)
3 Branding Your Family: The Power of a Family Mission Statement
51(24)
PART TWO TALK. A LOT
4 Fight Smart: The Harvard Handbook for Resolving Conflict
75(16)
5 The Buck Starts Here: The Warren Buffet Guide to Setting an Allowance
91(19)
6 Talk About the Marshmallows: How to Have Difficult Conversations
110(18)
7 Lessons from the Sex Mom: What Your Mother Never Told You About Sex (but Should Have)
128(18)
8 What's Love Got to Do with It: The Simple Test That Saved Millions of Families
146(15)
9 The Care and Feeding of Grandparents: How to Avoid Throwing Granny from the Train
161(14)
10 The Right Stuff: How Rearranging Your Furniture Can Improve Your Family
175(21)
PART THREE GO OUT AND PLAY
11 The Family Vacation Checklist: How to Make Travel More Fun
196(15)
12 Shut Up and Cheer!: What Successful Coaches Know About Successful Families
211(19)
13 Give War a Chance: The Green Beret Guide to the Perfect Family Reunion
230(20)
Conclusion: All Happy Families 250(13)
Acknowledgments 263(4)
Notes 267(12)
Select Bibliography 279