Family meetings are regularly scheduled times when family members get together to share feelings, discuss concerns, and solve problems. Since all members participate, these meetings help build cooperation and responsibility. Family meetings help members to work together and:
Schedule frequent family meetings at a consistent time to establish a routine. One person leads the discussions, and another records the meeting and reports back at the next meeting. Parents can assume these roles in the beginning. But other members of the family can take on a role from time to time so that no one person is always in charge.
The following items usually are included on the agenda for a family meeting:
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