This digital download helps you and your family talk through your aspirations and how to make your dreams come true – while making a one-of-a-kind book about the family you are becoming.
SHAPING OUR FAMILY LIFE
Families, like all the groups we are in, sometimes need to reflect on where we are, where we are going, how we’ll get there, and what it will be like when we arrive. Talking about these big questions helps us to live better together – especially when we can explore creatively and keep the tone positive.
Invite your family into a sequence of conversations, spread over time. Perhaps four dinners in a row? Or four trips to the park? The attached pages have questions to stimulate reflection, drawing and conversation.
In this activity,we will use questions based on Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI is a method for making progress as a group – it emphasizes inquiry into strengths, rather than focusing only on what to fix.
MAKE A BOOK
You can use the four sets of questions as prompts for reflection, conversation, illustration – and eventually for the construction of your book. Print out the pages (ideally, on heavy paper) and get started.
Stimulating conversation is easy. But it takes practice. This is one of our many Dialogue Experiments that helps you look at your own conversations, test out ways to converse, and share feedback to get better.