How Family Meetings Go Bad

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From our friends at YourTango.com!

One of the most common questions that both individual clients and parenting class participants ask me is, “Should we have family meetings?” If you haven’t heard of them, a family meeting is a scheduled gathering of family members to discuss rules, goals, schedules, values, and more. Many parenting and family therapists recommend these meetings, and I’m not opposed to them—unless you use any of the following three techniques, which will lead to some seriously bad meetings and ultimately, dysfunctional family relationships.

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