Family Meetings

Conflict, Growing Responsibility, Tips & Tools

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!)
  • Do
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