Family Meetings

The benefit of calling a family meeting to order in your home.

Family Meetings

While family meals are a great way to connect with our kids on a regular basis, they’re not the best time to discuss concerns or issues that bother us, or our kids.  That’s where family meetings come in, providing everyone a forum to air their beefs and share their ideas, says Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine. “Family meetings are great for every individual in the family, in part because they help people bond.  It’s especially nice for families where there’s more than one child because sometimes, just in the course of the dynamics, one sibling will be heard more than the other sibling, but in the family meetings everyone has an equal turn. So it gives everyone in the family a voice and a chance to feel equally treated and loved, and it actually can reduce sibling rivalry as well.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine.

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