Does your family have family meetings? If so, how did they get started? How often do you have them? Do they make a difference in your family?
I had the idea come to me today out of the blue to start having family meetings. I feel the boys are old enough now that we could get some good dialogue going about the things that go on in the house. For our first topic, I’d like to talk about getting a dog. I was really thinking today about how much work it is, especially in the beginning. I want to bring up all these points to the boys and also hear their side of things – with no pressure and possibly no decisions being made, just an open forum for the first meeting. That was my initial thought – and then I thought we could take it further and open it up to any issues any one wants to bring up without it being a mom and dad lecture the kids session. We have enough of those as it is.
I talked to Rob about this tonight and he was in agreement, so I think we’re going to try it. Maybe this weekend when we all have time. I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences!