Wednesday night has become our Family Meeting night.
At our scheduled meeting time, we sit down at the table, complete with hot drinks, and a ‘treat’. We take minutes, and have a chairperson, who leads the meeting.
Each person gets a turn to talk, sharing their thoughts about an issue, and then we all get to say what we think about that issue.
The kids love it, it makes them feel listened too, and important, and they know that if they have an issue they can bring it up at Family Meeting time, and everyone has to listen to them.
May not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this works really well for us!