Family meetings are a simple solution to improving communication and resolving issues in your family.
By holding a regular meeting, you establish a forum for kids and parents to come together and resolve issues, creating a sense of teamwork that inspires cooperation in kids and bonds the family together.
Family meetings also allow everyone to get on the same page regarding the family’s schedule and meal planning, so there’s no confusion in the week ahead.
These meetings are also a valuable learning experience for kids. They allow kids to practice their communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills while seeing planning and scheduling modeled for them by their parents.
But once you decide you want to do these kinds of meetings, how exactly do you get started?
This toolkit includes everything you need to successfully begin and maintain weekly family meetings. It includes:
Family meeting rules template
“What would you like to discuss at the next family meeting?” template
Family meeting agenda (both an example & blank template)
Family meeting worksheet for identifying issues and decisions
Weekly family planner
Weekly meal planner
Family list of mistakes to encourage a growth mindset
Taking the time to hold a family meeting once a week, even just over dinner or for as little as twenty minutes, can make a big difference in your family life. Get started today!
After purchasing the toolkit, you’ll receive it as a PDF file.
To customize, download the latest free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from: www.get.adobe.com/reader. Open your Family Meeting Toolkit file with the Reader. Go to a page that you want to edit and click on an empty row. You'll be able to edit the blue fillable field that appears to meet your needs.
Once your customization is complete, print out the page.