Family Meetings 101
Family meetings provide opportunities for feelings to be aired and validated. They also allow younger children to feel they are an important part of the decision-making process when it comes to family vacations and other major and minor family functions.
Before the first meeting commences, set a few ground rules such as:
Locations for future family meetings may also be brainstormed at the first meeting. Here are a few examples:
However, and wherever, your family decides to host the meetings, remember this all-important point: Always end each meeting with a hug!
About The Author
Deborah Shelton is a mother, freelance writer, and author of the brand new book, "The Five Minute Parent: Fun & Fast Activities for You and Your Little Ones." Visit Deborah's website for more family-friendly ideas: http://www.fiveminuteparent.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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