Is it time to hold a family meeting? Can you ever get through meetings without everybody interrupting each other? If you are having a hard time getting to the topics at hand, this article will help you hold a family meeting successfully.
Why Do I Need to Hold a Family Meeting?
When is the last time you sat down with your family and have a conversation? Family meetings are just that. Instead of sitting in front of the TV, it’s an opportunity to sit and talk without any distractions.
You can communicate any problems or deal with a specific issue. Use a family meeting to review the upcoming schedule of the week. Figure out a way to help one another with issues.
Where Should I Hold the Meeting?
Pick a day of the week that is not too busy. Here’s a tip. You should not in the living room with the TV on. Hold it in the kitchen – when mealtime is over. Another tip is to change up the location so it won’t get boring.
How Long Should The Meetings Be?
Keep the meeting to a minimum. 20-30 minutes is a good length of time for a family meeting. First, start with how everyone is doing, what issues you’d like to address, and then finish off with how you are going to fix the issue.
Everyone Gets to Speak
Make sure that everyone’s opinions are put out on the table. Everyone should get a chance to speak.
Never turn the meeting into a lecture. And you’re not going to solve the issue if you go off-topic. If you feel that the conversation is getting too steamed, tell everyone to take a deep breath and then move on to a new topic.