The Value of Family Meetings

Family meetings can help sort through many issues at home. Here is one format that has often worked well.

1. One person runs the meeting, usually mom or dad.
2. The youngest person speaks first, the oldest last.
3. Everyone gets to suggest one agenda item.
4. Everyone takes a turn to talk once the agenda is set, no one interrupts or makes fun of anyone else while they are talking.
5. Everyone keeps taking turns.