Family Meetings are a must have….

Yes…everyone it is time for the Parenting Tip for February.
  So me and my family decided to do our monthly family meeting differently…we discovered Zoom. If you have never used Zoom, it is a way to get everyone on the same page without being in the same room.
We tried it…and of course we had some hiccups
Devon Smith -erased the text I sent for the Zoom meeting
Briana Smith– never got the text for Zoom meeting
Brian Smith Jr.- was playing on his screen too much
but Sr. surprised me being the less tech savvy out of all us and showing up first to the meeting👍
 Okay, so after I resent the link and everyone was on board after 10 minutes we got started finally. I will tell you that having a meeting like this is awesome!! We talked about chores…everyone picked a number 1-5 and all the chores were scrambled so they couldn’t get the same one twice. I got whatever was left over…DISHES..ugh.
Anyhow, everyone having a chance to speak their opinions on our topics was easier and the teens appreciated it.
This month we implemented Employee of the Month- At our next meeting, each person writes down a person, other than themselves, who deserves the incentive. Whoever wins gets a prize…stay tuned to find out who wins!!
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My son Brian 20 and Devon 18, daughter Briana 15 aka Bri and my husband Brian who is called Hollywood

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Chores, Chores and Chores….

Parenting Tip for January: 🚽🛏🛎🛋
Okay so…its the New Year and of course people are doing new things but one thing remains the same-kids that dont like chores ain’t going to like them no more this year than last so…

because of piled up laundry, funky corn chip feet smell, no t.p. to save my life and that other smell unidentified even after walking the whole house..omg!
20190107_121250 I came up with a game called Chore Uno Draw🃏(If you dont have cards, you can use dice🎲
Here’s the Rules:
Right down and # every chore accordingly.
Then, ask each person to pick a card with a number on it, it will correspond to that chore, if they pick a number chore they don’t want, they can pick one more time..
Then thats it…thats their chore. No take backs.

   I did this at our monthly family meeting and everyone had a great time doing it …now lets see if they follow-thru with their chores-Pray for me.