Allow me to let you in on a little secret, you’re family is crazy. You know that everyone knows that. The reality is simple every family, workplace, school, organization of any kind has its own version of crazy. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but once we realize it and can acknowledge it we can move forward with life.
The challenge for leaders, parents, employers is to manage their own version of crazy to achieve the preferred outcomes. In the previous episode of this mini-series, we discussed the most important decision parents can make to set their children up for success. Realizing, protecting and cultivating the most important hour of the day. The Family Meal. Our dinner times are crucial to the success of our children. So the question becomes how do you manage your version of crazy to achieve the preferred outcomes.
Below are The Ulrich Dinner Rules.
Ulrich Dinner Rules:
1. At least 4 times a week we will eat
2. No technology allowed. That includes answering
phone calls or text messages.
3. Respect will be displayed. If disrespect is
displayed, consequences will occur.
4. We will answer the following questions:
What made you mad today?
What made you sad today?
What made your glad today?
5. No freeloaders! Clean up after yourself.
Everyone will participate in dinnertime.
Two people will set the table and the other
two people will clean up.
6. All disputes should be taken care of prior
to dinnertime. Our table is not a war zone.
Parents, I can’t urge you enough to set these habits in place. There are only 936 weeks from when your sweet innocent baby is born until she graduates high school. Make your weeks’ count.
As you create your own list of family rules, keep these in mind:
Connect by disconnecting.
Connect by rewinding
Connect by building up.
We’ll unpack each of these in our next installment of this miniseries.
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