Bruce Feiler on having a happy family

The best-selling author of "The Secrets of Happy Families" on getting kids to do chores, squelching sibling squabbles, reducing your nagging, holding successful family meetings, and his top parenting tip. (Videotaped remotely via Skype.)

By Hank Pellissier

Getting kids to do chores

Persuading kids to do their chores is such a chore. Find out what Feiler suggests — and
why his kids call chores "awesome stuff." (Read the complete interview here.)

Having successful family meetings

Family meetings are a great idea in theory, but many families have a tough time making
them work. Find out how Feiler gets his kids to the table — each and every week.

How to stop nag, nag, nagging

Nagging's a drag — and most of a time it doesn't work anyway. According to Bruce Feiler,
there are far better ways to get your kids to take responsibility.

The secret way to stop sibling squabbling

Does your household sometimes resemble a pitched battleground?  Feiler explains how teamwork can help end the madness.

Hank Pellissier is a freelance writer on education and brain development, and the author of  Brighter Brains: 225 Ways to Elevate or Injure Intelligence. He is also a SAT and SSAT tutor and director of the Brighter Brains Institute