The Family Board Meeting a concept by Jim Sheils, is the answer to how can you make sure that the time you spend with your children during their first 18 years of life, where time spent is substantial enough to have a positive impact on both your life and theirs.
Today’s guest is Jim Sheils, founder of 18 Summers and the author of The Family Board Meeting. In this episode, we talk about creating relationships and memories with your children while teaching them to become responsible, kind and fulfilled adults.
He shares how he compartmentalizes business and family (and why he always puts family first), the importance of having a standing date scheduled in with your spouse and what weekly team meetings look like for his family.
He shares how an “intermittent tech fast” can improve family relationships and the importance of having one on one time with each of your children.
WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE:
- Making the most of every day with your family and setting consistent rhythms in your family life
- The differences between quality time and passing time
- Relationship health benefits of “intermittent tech fasting”
- What a weekly team meeting looks like for a family
- Prioritizing and making time for date night with your partner
- The importance of one on one time with your children
- How one on one time improves relationships between all family members
- Finding teachable moments for your kids in all situations
- His thoughts on balance and why he likes the word integration instead
- His biggest piece of advice for building stronger families
LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED:
- The Family Board Meeting
- Prioritizing Parenthood Featuring Brad Johnson, Dad, Husband and Host of the Elite Advisor Podcast
- Mom Deconstructed Podcast
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE FAMILY BOARD MEETING:
Through sharing his own family’s journey into alternative education and his “Education Matrix”, Jim shows parents how to get involved in their children’s education without feeling overwhelmed.
Jim’s approach and tools give parents a roadmap to ensure their kids are learning the most important lessons rarely taught in school.
OUR FAVORITE QUOTES FROM JIM SHEILS:
“There’s no substitute for quality time and there’s a big difference between passing time and quality time.”
“One on one time is the most overlooked, powerful principle that can strengthen family life that most people don’t do.”
“The best way to have a strongly connected family is you have to separate the parts to strengthen the whole.”