Family meetings are regularly scheduled times when family members get together to share feelings, discuss concerns, and solve problems. Since all members participate, these meetings help build cooperation and responsibility. Family meetings help members to work together and:
Schedule frequent family meetings at a consistent time to establish a routine. One person leads the discussions, and another records the meeting and reports back at the next meeting. Parents can assume these roles in the beginning. But other members of the family can take on a role from time to time so that no one person is always in charge.
The following items are an example of an agenda for a family meeting.
Take time for family members to compliment others for things they have done over the past week and to acknowledge members' strengths or good qualities.
This may be the time when allowances are handed out.
This can be a time for solving personal problems as well as family issues. It usually is helpful for members to add items for discussion on a posted agenda so that all members can see what will be discussed before the meeting begins.
Some families end the meeting and then have a fun time together, such as playing a card game.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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