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Have you ever held a formal family meeting? We never had, but after I attended a Positive Discipline class at my boys’ preschool and heard how family meetings can help a family work together and be happier together, I thought it was worth a try.

When you think about it, as a society, we have meetings all the time: at work, school, with committees we’re involved in, etc. Meetings help us solve problems, come up with new ideas, work together and force us to face accountability. So why wouldn’t a family meeting work as well?