I believe strongly in family council meetings. These are good ways for families
to communicate on equal grounds. Meetings should be scheduled on a monthly
basis, and all family members should be invited, but not forced to attend. During the
meeting everyone has the opportunity to bring up any issues, concerns, or needs.
This is also a good way to instill discipline with your children. Chores can be
assigned and mutual decisions can be made. That way children are involved in the
decision-making process and also have the opportunity to share in what the
consequences should be if one does not follow thru with the agenda. This has
worked great in my family and avoids conflict and resentment.
Johnnie, Mom of 2