I once had someone told me they dislike me for my “perfect family”. We were too happy, which apparently was a flaw. So I told that person of the hardships my family went through, why we’re far from perfect, yet perfectly happy. And in many ways, we’re no different than the other happy families out there:
Bruce Feiler walks you through a business “formula” called agile programming that could be applied to families. Quite honestly, it sounds very much like Stephen Covey‘s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but simply re-packaged and given another name. Nonetheless, I find his talk applicable to the modern family’s struggles to function in a stressful and often chaotic world.