Adapted from https://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/13-tips-to-increase-your-familys-happiness-and-health/
From Reader's Digest Editors
Tolstoy was right—happy families are all alike. At least they share certain basic characteristics. Here are a few of the foundations experts say are key to a loving, cheerful home:
You can’t overdose on hugs. It’s important for families to spend time snuggling in bed together, reading, or talking or playing games. This kind of positive touch helps kids feel loved and secure, plus it’s fun for parents!
The Von Trapp family had it right—singing together is a terrific way to bond as a family. Make up your own words to your favorite tunes; dance around the living room with your children; and use music to motivate room cleaning.
While it’s good to encourage your children’s schoolwork and extracurricular activities, too much...