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12 Helpful Tips For Doing family meeting ground rules

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I love family meetings. But there is something about those small, intimate moments that can make me feel more connected to them. There is something about sitting down with people you love, sharing an experience, and letting it all out, that can bring so much of you to that moment as well. At one of my brother’s family meetings, the host was explaining how he was the middle child of three siblings and the youngest.

I know. I was like, “What?!?” They were all sitting around the table, and I was trying to figure out how to make the middle kid feel like a part of the family.

When I was a kid and my mom and sister were visiting, I always felt like I was the youngest. I never knew what my older brother and sister were doing, or what my dad was doing, but I always felt like they were the real deal. My mom’s parents were like, “You have to feel the whole family and you have to feel like you’re the youngest. All three of you can’t be brothers and sisters. It’s impossible.

That’s just how it should be. Your family is your closest friends. As your parents’ and family members’ ages get older, they should start to drop the pretense that they’re not your family. Your parents and siblings should start to have their own little rituals. They should become a part of your family and be like they’re the family.

You’re absolutely right that you shouldn’t share your family with anyone else. I think the same is true of your parents. It’s impossible to be a part of your own family and then also be a part of your family with anyone else. You do the best you can and everything should be okay.

Well, it seems that theyre on a whole different page.

This is the exact opposite of what I said. I said that you shouldnt have to be a part of your parents, your siblings, or your entire family. But to each their own. It seems that theyre on a completely separate page.

The fact is that it is impossible to be a part of your own family and then also be a part of your family with anyone else. You do the best you can and everything should be okay.

I think that this is probably true, but I also think it is also true that these are extremely close family members you’ve never met. It always seems to be a very hard thing to get people to get along with each other.

We’ve only met three of the four siblings at our house so far.

Radhe

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