The Secrets of Happy Families

I listened to a fascinating segment on NPR this morning on “The Secrets of Happy Families.” Author and parent Bruce Feiler shared ideas from his experiences about child-rearing and creating healthy family dynamics. Some of his “secrets” are: 1) Let your kids pick their punishments; 2) Don’t worry about family dinner; 3) Tell stories about family history and your life to your kids.

What parenting strategies work for your family? What ideas or practices do you wish you had know much earlier? Please share your experiences in the comments section below or by clicking the “Leave a reply” link!