What is your family’s top priority—rallying cry—right now?
Answering this question will provide the quickest and most dramatic sense of relief to frantic families. But it’s key not to be distracted or intimidated by some new terminology—rallying cry, defining objectives, standard objectives—whatever you choose, the term should be as simple as it is liberating.
Every family needs a single, agreed-upon top priority, something it can rally around for unity and maximum impact. The best way to determine that priority is to ask the right question in the manner that best provokes an honest, accurate answer. Here are some examples:
“If we accomplish just one thing as a family before the Fourth of July, what would that be?” ...