© Dr. Bill Nodrick
Family meetings are
important because they:
Bring people together on a regular
basis to participate in family decision making and problem solving.
Reinforce the leadership roles and
Introduce structure over chaos.
Help kids feel secure because they know
someone is in charge.
Provide a forum where expectations, roles,
rules, routines, and rewards/consequences can be spelled out and revised as
Provide a forum for voicing concerns and
addressing issues (vs. letting them stew until they explode).
Provide an opportunity for feelings to be
a time when efforts and contributions are acknowledged.
Provide an opportunity to develop
Build closeness, participation, and a sense
Underscore the importance of the family
unit and your commitment to making it work.
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