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Airing of Grievances

Danielle Bean writes that she's started holding family meetings.

“When is our next meeting?” eleven-year-old Juliette harrumphed as she slouched on the couch beside me. “Because I have a grievance to air.”

This isn’t just a melodramatic pre-teen talking; this is our family’s latest lingo. In our house, the “grievances” are real. And we air them at family meetings.

A few months ago, it came to my attention that some of our children disliked our family bedtime rules, and — worse still — they felt that their legitimate complaints were falling on deaf ears.
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Mary De Voe said...

My dad would hold family court. I have suggested school court for the student body to reign in bullies. It worked for me.

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