Family meetings are a powerful tool to build the life skills that we want our children to have. The family meeting process helps children learn good listening skills, cooperation, mutual respect, and effective solution-focused problem solving. The consistent practice of gathering as a family, giving and receiving compliments, and solving problems helps families run more smoothly and builds family connections.
Start by engaging your family in the practice of having regular (weekly) meetings:
- Teach and practice compliments. Have every family member share something that they appreciate about each of the other family members and themselves. (This alone takes practice!)