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What happens to family values, when your kids swear at each other and at you? Can such disrespect be turned around? You bet! Look inside and find out how a simple family meeting can do the trick.

“Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden.” - Jim Rohn

The Family Meeting:

Use the problem solving step within the family meeting to discuss how swearing hurts the family. Kids love to be heard as they talk about their thoughts. Have different members share how they feel. Then ask each member to give a solution. Criticizing is not allowed.

Family Values Grow within the Family Meeting:

Ask questions to get your family thinking. Make sure everyone speaks. Don’t let members interrupt.

Have each member make a commitment to use respectful talk. Write out commitments to make the family better and post them on the bulletin board.

With family meetings you have the power to root out disrespect and cultivate respectful children. It’s the loving thing to do.

How do you teach your kids family values?

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