Parents Corner

Is it Time for a Family Review?

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It is a good idea every now and again to take a look at your family and review what has been, and where you would like to focus in the future. This helps you to figure out what is truly important in the life of your family, so you can do more of it. The following questions may help you to do that. Gather around and have a discussion – share your thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

AS A FAMILY…

  • We would like to visit…
  • We have fun when we…
  • Our weaknesses are…
  • Our favourite family memories are…
  • We show appreciation for each other by…
  • We like the same movies, books, and music…
  • Places in the community we like to go to…
  • We are good at…
  • What we argue about the most…
  • What I tell others about my family…
  • The unique things we have in common…
  • Three goals for our future as a family…

As part of any review, you have to be prepared for some hard truths. Be prepared to listen and acknowledge. It’s not about blame, it’s just about figuring out what you are doing well and what you can do better as a family.

 

Article Written + Submitted by

Narelle Smith | Family Practitioner

E: handsheartsandminds@gmail.com

Blog: handsheartsminds.wordpress.com

 

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