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anne jolles

Family meetings are a regular thing in our home. They certainly have gotten more loosely defined as my children have gotten older and grew into teens. One thing that seemed to work very well was to ask everyone to start out the meeting by sharing one thing that was going right in our home or in their life. This started the meeting off on a positive note and got everyone thinking about what they were grateful for... Everyone can think of something that is going right even on our worst days!
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Jill Urbane

Thanks for the feedback Anne. That is usually how we start our family meetings as well. Another idea is to have each member say something nice that each of the other family members did for them that day or week. Boy, the smiles they get when we point out those kind acts. You are right, it is a great way to keep things positive and start the meeting out on a good note!

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