Jan 31, 2011

Run your family like a business

Our family schedules a family meeting once per month. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss everything that pertains to our household including short and long-term goals, finances, as well as needs for each person. These meetings are a forum for each family member to voice their concerns on anything and everything. Each person takes a turn to speak on a particular section of our list. These things include: A recap of the last month, personal goals and family goals for the next month/next quarter, also if you need something (supplies, haircuts etc..). I am the note keeper for the meetings and I type up the "minutes" just as any business or committee would do. At the beginning of the next meeting each person will receive a copy of these minutes almost as a road map for that meeting. These meetings have really kept us on track as a family and is essential to our growth. Now don't get me wrong, there are some months that we have to cancel or reschedule a meeting and we really get thrown off. We do our best to catch back up and take it from there. We really try to run our family like a business so that we can teach our children the importance of communication within their family. I know that the girls get so disgusted and bored with it but at least they know they are a part of a caring family unit.

Do you have any type of family meeting in your household?
Shelly, Mom Files

4 comments:

  1. I don't have meetings at my home, (my children are 6, 5 and almost 1), but can I say that I LOVE this idea! Not sure when and how to implement something like this, but one day...

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  2. Long time to post... Or response I should say. I love this idea and would live to implement this in my household(we are in need for some serious intervention) just out of curiosity what are the ages of your children?

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  3. Shelly, I LOVE this idea!!! Love it, love it! I'm talking about DH about this because I'd love us to begin something like this once our boys are of age. I think these types of meetings are very necessary. We did something similar growing up, although it wasn't necessarily scheduled for every month. But I like the consistency that you have by doing it monthly.

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  4. @MeLynn, my kids are 2, 14 and 16. We started when they were about 5 and we have the 2 year old sit in on the meetings so he gets used to it.

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