'Real Housewives' Star's 'Secrets of Happy Families'

Kyle Richards and her family show how tips in Bruce Feiler's new book really work.
3:00 | 02/19/13

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We have smart advice for parents. It comes from silicon fally, the u.S. Military. That's where bruce feiler researched "the secrets for a happy family." And juju chang discovers the secrets to help your family's chaos. Reporter: Is it possible for a star of bravo's "real housewives of beverly hills," to create a happy family? How real could your family life be when you're a reality show star? I mean, very real. I know how real it is. I'm a mom. I'm a wife. That's what I do number one. Reporter: Kyle richards is clearly in tune with her four daughters. Farah, alex ya, sofia. She's a crazy driver. Reporter: And porsche. She and husband maricio, say they work hard to finding a family bliss. Having four kids, it's not easy to have all four at the same time. We have to fight for that all the time. Reporter: It's the hard-fought moments stitched together that create the tapestry of a family. How much of the family life is created by routine. Brush your teeth, do your routine and there are these things that bring everybody together. Reporter: Bruce feiler spent years looking at happy families. Allowance advice? He asked warren buffett. Team-building, the green berets. Cancel date night. Ditch the sex talk. And let the kids pick thur own punishment. You need to take small steps. Reporter: Turns out, they live a lot of secrets instinctively. Forget family dinner. It's often a late-night snack. Dinner doesn't matter. We get to learn a little bit about something every day. It keeps the communication open. Reporter: All successful groups have a mission statement. The glue that holds the family together. Reporter: Why not families? My mom always says, my sisters and each of your accomplishments, and all of our caps. Reporter: And family traditions breed happiness. The umanskys share a family bed. We do our own thing. It's embarrassing. But now, mike says, that's what works for us. We have ple of alone time, or we wouldn't have all these kids. Reporter: For "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, beverly hills.

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