In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to use family meetings to solve problems in your family and to help children feel heard. Maggie offers some tips for successful family meetings and makes some suggestions about how to structure a meeting. She says family meetings can be particularly valuable at the beginning of the year or a new school term, or if there’s a conflict in the household that needs to be talked through. Maggie encourages every family to give a family meeting a try – they’re easier than you might think and she says our children often surprise us with the solutions they come up.
You might like to read Maggie’s article on Family Meetings.
For more on building family relationships, visit Maggie’s parenting help page on this topic.