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Family Meetings are structured meetings of family members held usually once a week for 15-45 minutes. During the meeting everyone gets a chance to speak and being respectful and not interrupting the speaker is emphasized. During a disaster it is normal for family members to feel stressed and to get on each others nerves. The Family Meeting is helpful in airing differences and promoting constructive family problemsolving.

A weekly family meeting is a great way for parents and kids to stay connected. Parenting consultants Josh and Erin Guerrieri offer their best tips for making the most of these meetings.

This Family Meeting role play was developed by the NC State University - Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences.

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