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Handbook for Creating a Positive Family Culture
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2018
Reading this book is like looking through a window into the life of a very happy family, the kind of family that I want my growing family (2 kids so far) to become. My family was awesome growing up, but there were many things that I felt could be better, and this book helped me clarify what that "better" is. I've also had friends or acquaintances who seem to have the kind of family I want, but there is only so much you can learn about another family. This book not only describes the principles of creating a happy family culture, but it also shows you what that looks like through personal experiences both of random people and Covey family members, which was extremely enlightening. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to proactively shape their family life for the better.
A few points for improvement: The whole 7 habits framework gets very confusing. He says things like "Using habits 1, 2, and 3..." and you're like, "wait. What were those habits again?" Also, the 7 habits framework is nothing special. It's just a different way of looking at true principles. I'd rather focus on the true principles than worrying about habits and names for those habits. As I read the book, I just tried to ignore the whole habits thing and focus on the true principles contained in this book, which there are many pearls of wisdom.
You won't regret reading this book from front to back!