What brought me to write this post?
This morning, I was the first one who woke up at home. Meanwhile my wife and daughter were sleeping, I watched 3 inspiring videos shared on this unique post on Linkedin. One of them called Agile Programming – For your family got my attention and I want to invite you to watch it, it might surprise you, like it did with me.
In the video, Bruce Feiler mentions how adopting some agile practices has helped his family improve and develop wonderful moments together.
Today we tried something new
By the end of today’s breakfast, I tried our first family retrospective and it went really good. I started by asking:
- What did we like the most from last week?
- Mom: Dancing together during our after dinner parties
- Daughter: After dinner party and singing with daddy
- Dad: Our walks to the secret passage and dancing together during our after dinner parties.
- What needs change?
- Daughter: I want to take a walk or do something outside our home
- Dad + mom: agreed with daughter.
- What do we want to try next week?
- Mom proposed to try to be more patient with each other
- Dad + Daughter agreed with mom’s suggestion.
- We will find a way to do something outside our home.
What we learned
- If we keep it simple and fun, kids will say what they need to say.
- It was a powerful simple exercise, fun and that helped us improve our communication.
- Our daughter is growing really fast.
- I love my family
My invitation is to have courage to try something new
I personally thank you for reading this article, I celebrate your courage and resilience.
And now that you know a little more about me, I invite you to take a moment to look around, staying curious, being brave and spreading love and take a moment to reflect about the following questions:
- How a family retrospective could help you reconnect, create space for fun and togetherness?
- What are you willing to try to help your family improve?
- What would be different if you give yourself permission to invite your family to answer the three questions I mentioned above?
Please stay at home, take a deep breath, keep yourself safe, and remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!