What’s the recipe for a happy family? A spirit of cooperation. Instilling a spirit of cooperation in children is the real secret to providing the gift of a happy childhood, being a “good” parent, and building the family you’ve always wanted. Marion Forgatch, PhD., co-author of the new book Raising Cooperative Kids shared some of the tested parenting techniques that will empower parents to teach their children new behaviors, change unwanted behaviors, and reduce family conflicts. The book includes specific guidance for issues ranging from how to share the bathroom during the morning rush to what to do when a child misbehaves, along with the importance of play—enjoying each other and sharing time and activities together is the cornerstone of a connected, happy family.