We explored the following questions along with unilateral decision making and team building.
How are chores shared in your home?
How are role definitions helpful in your family?
Do you do family meetings? If so, what do they look like in your house? What works and what doesn’t?
How do you co-create ground rules to ensure safety and trust for all to contribute?
How do you prioritize and schedule family meetings?
Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson in “Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids” write: “Family meetings are hours set aside to plan family events, share concerns, identify feelings and needs, find ways to fulfill needs, celebrate personal victories, set household and individual goals, take stock, and strategize solutions to problems. Be sure to make an agreement for your meetings that ensure safety and trust for everyone.”
This week Family Matters celebrates 4 years on the air!
We’re also talking up Raise Your Voice, CFRU’s annual fundraiser. This year’s fundraising goal is $10,000 and the theme is Dreaming In Digital with money going towards our station’s ongoing digital development and growing digital platforms! Want to pledge your support? Your donation makes it possible for volunteer programmers like me to continue to do the work that we do with the technology we need to to it at CFRU 93.3 FM. If you like what you hear, please donate now.
Be sure to keep this conversation going.
What do your family meetings look like? What’s working for you? What do you find challenging?
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Broadcasted: Sunday, October 27th, 2013 1100-1200 Eastern Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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