Topics to discuss during a family meeting

Kim DeMarchi MEd, CPE Parent Educator, shares advice for parents on the best topics for a family to discuss with each other during a family meeting
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Topics to discuss during a family meeting

Any topic any family member feels is important can be talked about can be talked about in a family meeting. It can be vacation plans. What are we going to do during the holiday vacation? It can be community service projects. Let's adopt a family. Who are we going to buy gifts for? Who is contributing funds? What are we going to get them? It can be talking about meal preparation in the household. Who is going to be doing meals for the week? Chore distribution. It can be just celebrating somebody. You know, "This was a great week. You both were really successful in your spelling tests for the week." As long as it is on the agenda, you stick to the agenda, and everybody gets a voice.
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Kim DeMarchi MEd, CPE Parent Educator, shares advice for parents on the best topics for a family to discuss with each other during a family meeting


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Kim DeMarchi, MEd, CPE

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is an Oregon resident, in the United States, with 18 year old boy/girl twins in the Tigard Tualatin School District, and has been an educator for almost three decades. She began her career as an elementary school teacher for 12 years, then worked as an elementary school administrator for 6 years, and then decided to dedicate herself to teaching parenting classes and workshops exclusively. Kim is trained and certified through a program called Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, as well by the International Network for Children and Families, in a program called Redirecting Children‘s Behavior. She also has taken recent trainings in the areas of Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adult Mental Health First Aid, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Trauma Informed Care, Smart Voices/Smart Choices: Parents Talking with Kids about Mental Wellness and Substance Use, and Making the Connection: Stress, Teen Brains & Building Resilience. Kim is active in supporting her local parenting community by providing workshops, classes, coaching families and writing monthly articles for two local newspapers Tualatin Times and Tigard Times. Kim is a monthly guest on KATU's Afternoon Live and an occasional guest on KATU's AM Northwest television show doing parenting segments. Kim also reaches thousands internationally through her close to one hundred 30 minute parenting podcasts found on her website. Additionally, Kim recently made her fifth trip to Asia during the last few years to teach and share her passion in raising cooperative, respectful, resilient and responsible children. Kim’s goal for you is to help reduce conflict, foster mutual respect, and create deeper communication and connections with your loved ones.

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