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6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.

Or maybe you haven't started a family yet but when you do you want to do it right.

Aren't there some legit answers out there about what creates the happiest families? Yes, there are.

To get the facts I called Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Secrets of Happy Families.

Here's what makes strong, happy families:

1) Create a family mission statement

I asked Bruce what he would recommend if he could only give one piece of advice.

He said: "Set aside time to talk about what it means to be a part of your family."

Read the rest of this story at theweek.com