The Family that Plays Together BondsTogether
If you'd like 9 parenting tips on how family meetings encourage love and play, they're listed below. Find out what you can do to promote your parent-children bond. These tips work. I've used them with my own family.
Parents, the last step in a Family Meeting directs each member to “make the family better” with a positive promise. Each member commits to a specific positive behavior to do for the family within the next week. Please make your promises cost-free.
Sometimes I’d say, “I’ll make spaghetti next Friday.” Sometimes I couldn’t think of what to do. My boys sure could. Here are 9 commitments the boys suggested I make:
9 Playful Family Meeting Promises:
1. Play hide and seek.
2. Play a basketball game of “horse.”
3. Create a treasure hunt.
4. Play catch.
5. Play monopoly.
6. Play a card game.
7. Bake cookies.
8. Catch bugs.
9. Watch a cartoon together.
By promising one of my boys’ suggestions, I knew I was creating a stronger bond with them. Since the suggestions had to be cost-free, the boys weren’t expecting material rewards. They often chose activities that created time together and a feeling of family closeness.
Let Family Meetings make your family better. Besides discussing issues, solving problems, and planning fun events, family meetings end on positive promises.
Why not set up your own family meetings? You’ll find out how they “make the family better,” bond you with your kids, and build character too.
Pick up my e-book, 33 Family Meetings Kids Love.
Parents, it's your turn to take the microphone:
What are your opinions about this blog post or your suggestions for bonding with your kids? Please answer in the comment link below.
With warm wishes,
Jean Tracy, MSS
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