What was the best part of your day? A simple question that may times a parent cannot answer regarding their child’s day. Even more important, what was the part of the day your child wishes he or she could change? A family meeting promotes a strong bond and active communication skills between all family members while providing a safe space to share thoughts and feelings. Too many times children want to share concerns or feelings about their day but need some help getting started. Through family meetings, parents can model good communication skills, learn about worries that may be arising with their children and create a safe environment for there children to grow, learn and feel heard. Here are a few simple questions to help you get started:
- What was the best part of your day?
- What do you wish you could have changed about your day?
- What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
So pick a time and get together with your children and share your day, whether that time be getting together before bed or around the dinner table. Whatever the time and location you pick; share, love and communicate!