Giving each family members jobs/tasks in the family helps develop responsible adults. Begin with the end in mind.
We found that even small children love to have a job in the council. We had them be in charge of assigning others to write to the grandparents or decide who was to give the prayer at the end of the meeting.
We also found writing down a job description was useful to define expectations and training as job were rotated
We have included more on this subject in the book, Family Council - God's Pattern for Parenting. and on this website under the Operations tab.
Susan and I have used family councils to rise our large family of 8 children with great success to this point. this website and blog id dedicated to sharing our experiences with other. We plan to discuss issues of the day and how family councils can be used to help or resolve concerns and issues. Our book Family Council - God's Pattern for Parenting is based on our over 40 years of experience and the minutes of our council meetings.
Our family had migrated to digital calendars. We use Google Calendar with its features and functions. Each member of the family has chosen a different color. We also have one color for family activities. Because this calendar is stored in the cloud we all have access to it on our smartphone. It has reduced the amount of time we spend in Family Council on calendar coordination so we can focus on other important family issues and goals.
What is your experience with Family Council Calendars?
Several family relation writer have proposed the use of Family Council to help resolve family conflicts.
Discussing the issues and brainstorming solutions in a non threatening atmosphere can be useful. Besure to write dow the agree solution. What has been your experience?
we are excited to have a new website for dedicated to family councils. This is a why, how to, and I have a question site. Your comments and questions are welcome. The concepts and ideas are based on our research and experience using the family council model for parenting.
What has been your experience?