The secrets of happy families Eight keys to building a lifetime of connection and contentment

Scott Haltzman, 1960-

Book - 2009

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Published
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass c2009.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
viii, 262 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-249) and index.
ISBN
9780470377109
0470377100
Main Author
Scott Haltzman, 1960- (-)
Other Authors
Theresa Foy DiGeronimo (-)
  • What is a family?
  • What is happiness?
  • Happy families
  • stick together
  • Happy families
  • commit and communicate
  • Happy families
  • lean
  • Happy families
  • teach to and learn from children
  • Happy families
  • blend
  • Happy families
  • handle conflict
  • Happy families
  • bounce
  • Happy families
  • breathe
  • Happy families
  • evolve.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Drawing on more than 1200 family-life questionnaires, psychological research, and his own experience as a clinician, Haltzman (The Secrets of Happily Married Women) provides the basic ingredients for creating happy families regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identification. His strategies include sticking together, establishing values, and making time for fun and rituals, interwoven with case studies, checklists, and ideas for starting points. An authoritative book on a timely subject for mental-health professionals and parents looking to strengthen familial bonds. [Page 85]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Outlines an approach to a satisfying family life regardless of a family unit's untraditional composition that emphasizes the author's "positive psychology" method of addressing problems in which each member is accepted and included in a network of support.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Outlines an approach to enabling a mutually satisfying family life regardless of a family unit's untraditional composition, in a guide that describes the author's "positive psychology" method of addressing problems through strategy and leadership in which each member is accepted and included in a network of support.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Proven ways to create a more loving familyResearch 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.