We believe family meetings are vital for the overall health of families. They not only set a foundation for a peaceful home but they allow each member of the family to feel valued, including children. It’s a great time for families to practice solving problems and making decisions as a whole. The goal of family meetings is to have each member of the family feel like they matter, their concerns are valid and they are respected. Another goal is making sure things run as smoothly as possible (sometimes easier said than done!) in the home. Dedicating time to keep everyone on the same page is incredibly important is a win as well.
What is a family meeting? Great question! A family meeting is a discussion held as a whole family- meaning all family members are involved. Topics can range from what’s coming up in the week, check-in and concerns to fun things such as an upcoming family trip and recognition.
Tips to get you started:
Extra fun: Let your children control the meeting/go over the agenda at some point. It’s also a great idea to rotate this job, it shows kids they are viewed as responsible, valued and they feel important.
What to talk about in your family meeting:
There are so many wonderful benefits of holding family meetings including solving problems, creating a sense of wholeness as a family, easing tensions, encouraging gratitude and more. Do you think your family would benefit from a family meeting? Then I encourage you to have them!
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