How Happy Families Happen: Six Steps to Bringing Emotional and Spiritual Health Into Your Home

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Hazelden, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 214 pages
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A groundbreaking plan for creating a genuinely happy home using six simple steps.

Here is the "home improvement" book families really need. How Happy Families Happen provides simple steps for transforming the home into a place of emotional and spiritual health. Too many homes today exude unhappiness in the form of bickering, cold silences, disrespect, and separateness. Focusing on how family members set the household mood, the authors present a quick, effective, six-step plan for transforming an unhappy home into one of joy and peace. The authors identify six harmful characteristics (narcissism, neglect, playing favorites, neediness, abusiveness, and submission to abusiveness) and provide a counter plan based on more than 30 years of research. Readers will be fascinated with case histories of families as well as references to families in popular culture. A self-test for rating the happiness in one's childhood home is also included.

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About the author (2006)

Audrey Ricker, Ph.D., has written four books for major publishers. She received her doctorate in Education from the Univ. of AZ with an emphasis in Media Literacy. She teaches teachers how to understand kids' use of mainstream media, including television, film, music, and video games.

Robert E. Calmes is a licensed psychologist and professor emeritus of education at the Univ. of AZ, where he has taught for over 30 years. He has published more than 115 articles in academic journals and has written six books. He is dean of anger management for the Adult Rehabilitation Program of the Tucson Salvation Army.

Lynn Wiese Sneyd has published two books and is director of the Author Promotions division of the Russell Public Affairs Group in Tucson.

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