Tips for Military Families #177

Family Policing Report – Tip #177

Things always seem to go really wrong, in our house, when my husband is away.  We all get sick, my kids decide they don’t like each other or me, there are issues at school, etc.  While it is important for my husband to know what is happening I decided that no one wants precious minutes of calls taken up by going over all the minor issues or arguments that happen in a day.  That is when we created the family policing report!  It is a lighter way to be able to discuss issues, find solutions and then reflect on how it happened in the first place.  When my husband goes away, we print out some and put them up on the fridge for anyone to fill out (I have had a few reports written up about me too!).  It is much better for us to discuss minor things that happened when we already have some resolution and a few solutions in place.

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