As a geek dad this caught my eye: Agile programming for your family?! Make your family a self-managing team.
Feiler’s 3-plank Agile family manifesto
- Adapt all the time
- stay flexible
- don’t listen only to ‘experts’
- hook up with new ideas
- be open minded
- let the best ideas win
- weekly family meeting, 20 mins. ask
- What worked well?
- What didn’t work well?
- What can we all agree on to work on this week?
- Empower children
- stop ordering your children around
- enlist them in their own upbringing
- they come up with punishments and rewards
- plan their own goals
- set weekly schedules
- evaluate themselves
- succeed and fail on their own terms
- less what they do wrong, more on what they do right
- give them the tools to make themselves happy
- Tell your story
- as bedrock context for adaptability
- preserve the core
- define mission, core values, family mission statement
- tell story of family, where we came from
- difficult situations overcome
- family strengths and successes
- retell the positive and overcoming negative stories
- make a family manifesto
Happiness is not something we find, it’s something we make. Greatness is not a circumstance, it’s a choice. What’s the secret to a happy family? Try.
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I love this, J. Thanks for sharing.