In a recent Patreon gathering (come join us! The next meeting is Wednesday October 26th!), Sarah and the crew pulled together lots of great tips for family meetings.
Meetings get a bad rep, but they do, ideally, serve a purpose — bringing people together at a set time to reach decisions that can’t be made individually. We tend to have too many meetings for work, and probably too few for home!
Now in my mind, “family meeting” meant everyone — like toddlers included — but the general gist from the Patreon crew was that a family meeting means the adults, with possibly older kids brought in for sub-committee stuff. In the first part of this week’s Best of Both Worlds podcast, Sarah shares tips for effective family meetings that help everyone stay on the same page.
Then we launch into the second half of our mailbag (we answered career questions last week). We tackle multiple topics including how to stay close to far-flung relatives and how to manage holidays between different sides of the family, tips for managing late sports and early bedtimes, helping kids navigate change, and advice for over-committed adults.
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