I have decided to implement family meetings for the four of us. This is an idea I had planted in my head by the positive discipline classes I took last winter-- I can't believe it's been over a year since I did them! But I digress. I haven't really tried that many of the more "gimmicky" things (like family meetings) that were suggested to the group. Mostly because, you know, they felt really gimmicky and I just wasn't interested in trying it until now.
Not that meetings wouldn't have worked last year, but I think now that the girls are a little older I can see them really taking an interest in meetings now. They will have an easier time with an active role in leading meetings and taking notes for meetings as well as coming up with ideas to share.
I didn't want to follow a set script for how these should work, but I googled a little bit and found a site that outlined pretty much everything I learned about in the positive discipline classes.
Have you ever had family meetings? Any tips to share or valuable lessons you've learned along the way?
I look forward to returning with an update.
Oh, and as a follow up to my last post-- about eighty bajillion things have happened since then to solidify my feelings, completely obliterate what I thought was the right thing to do, change my opinion on the matter back and forth so much my head spins, you name it. I'm kind of a parenting basket case right now as I navigate the waters of my complicated six year old. It's rough out here, man.