Take an Annual Family Review

In the December issue, Melissa Spoelstra discussed the benefits of taking an annual family review. Here is an example of a simple annual review adapted from one her family often used in the book by Joe White, What Kids Wish Their Parents Knew about Parenting:

1 means a little, 5 means a lot
1. I know that mom and dad love each other
1 2 3 4 5

2. My dad thinks I am special
1 2 3 4 5

3. My mom thinks I am special
1 2 3 4 5

4. My friends like me
1 2 3 4 5

5. I want to know and serve God
1 2 3 4 5

6. If mom or dad is busy doing something and I need to talk to them, they usually stop what they are doing to find out what I need
1 2 3 4 5

7. When I tell mom or dad about something exciting that happened at school, they listen and get excited too.
1 2 3 4 5

8. I believe that dad knows the “real” me
1 2 3 4 5

9. I believe that mom knows the “real” me
1 2 3 4 5

10. When I need help or am sad, I usually talk to my parents about it
1 2 3 4 5

11. When I have my own kids, I will treat them like my parents treat me
1 2 3 4 5

12. I feel I have a really close relationship with my dad
1 2 3 4 5

13. I feel I have a really close relationship with my mom
1 2 3 4 5

14. One thing I wish my parents would do more is…..

15. One thing I wish my parents would stop doing is…..

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