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100 Simple Secrets of Happy Families What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

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ISBN-10: 0060545321

ISBN-13: 9780060545321

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Niven

List price: $11.95
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The Simple Science of a Happy Family From raising children to getting along with in-laws, what do people with close and loving families do differently than those with strained or unfulfilling relationships? Sociologists, therapists, and psychiatrists have spent entire careers investigating the ins and outs of family dynamics, yet their findings are inaccessible to ordinary people, hidden in obscure journals to be shared with other experts. Now, David Niven, the international bestselling author of The 100 Simple Secret series has collected the most current and significant data from more than a thousand of the best scientific studies on families and then spelled out the findings in plain…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction
Be a Good Friend
Family Makes a New You
Take Strength from Your Focus
There Are Second Chances
Find a Community That Fits Your Family
Believe in Yourself to Help Your Family
Saying Nothing Says Something
We Make Our Own Family Success
Dedication Matters More than Occupation
It's OK to Be Right When Everyone Else Is Wrong
Let Your Goals Live with You
Tell Your Family Story
Don't Hide from Your Family
You Define a Child Every Day
Listen Without Judgment
Closeness Cannot Be Measured on a Map
Live Your Views
Parents Are Foundations Not Walls
Make "Should" and "Want" the Same Thing
Adjustments Never End
Express Your Love
The Bright Side Shines Through
Forgiveness Depends on More Than the Apology
Fatigue Is a Family Enemy
Jealousy Is Automatic
Encourage Persistence Not Desperation
It's Better to Be Fair Than Right
Every Number Has Challenges
Think of Your Family When You Don't Have To
Don't Let Negativity Build
Recognize Pleasant Stress
There's No Price Tag on Family Life
Calm Questions Get Answers
Family Life Teaches Us About Relationships
What You See Isn't Always There
Don't Enter a Generational Competition
Expectations Must Fit the Person
Don't Obsess over Birth Order
Show Up on Time
Communication Brings Us Closer
Every Person Is in a Different Relationship
Satisfaction Depends on Where You Look
It's Not a Popularity Contest
Cherish Traditions
Work on Your Own Terms
Encourage, but Don't Require, Activities
Caregiving Is Personal
You Can't Be the Family Gatekeeper
It Doesn't Matter Who Earns the Money
All Talk Is Not Equal
What You Send Out Comes Back to You
The Next Generation Will Define Family for Itself
Share Your Struggles
Beware of Clothing Disasters
Competition Breeds Loss
Do One Thing at a Time
You Will See the Same Things Differently
Strictness Can Last a Lifetime
The In-Laws Are Not the Enemy
Share the Housework
Write Down Your Thoughts
Pets Are Family Too
Take Comfort from Routines
Tempers Must Be Controlled
Illness Can Have Multiple Victims
Not Every Piece Will Fit
Use Food Positively
Self-Doubt Magnifies Family Problems
Children Need More Than Parents
Rigidity Isolates
The More You Give, the More You Will Believe in Yourself
Don't Stay Together at All Costs
Too Much Protection Is a Threat
Experience Helps but Shouldn't Dictate
Low Expectations Are Not a Family Solution
Emotions Last Longer Than Events
Even the Dependent Need Some Independence
Another View Is a Strength, Not a Weakness
Distress Is Contagious
Family Affects All Aspects of Our Lives
Generations to Come Make Us Feel Young Again
Everybody Must Contribute to the Work of Family Life
Be Real
The Young and Old Want the Same Thing
It Will Be a Family of the World
The Most Important Inheritance Is Love
Disagree with Each Other, Not Against Each Other
Don't Do Everything Together
Beware of Television Extremes
See the Big Picture
Give Yourself--Nothing Else Really Matters
It's Somewhere Between Easy and Impossible
Everything Is Relative
Make What's Real into What's Ideal
It's Always a Choice
Everyone Is Equal but Different
Continue
We Seek Warmth
Can You Do It? Ask Yourself
You Make Your Family
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