Diane had a great idea for getting the kids more involved in our gatherings. I thought I’d post it here for your consideration, and maybe we can talk about it more together Sunday.
Each month every child is assigned to an adult (or two – depending on how many adults would like to participate). The adult/s would be responsible for that child during our time on Sunday – sit with them and sort of coach/mentor them, encourage them to participate in different ways. But they would also take some time to get to know the child more throughout the entire month – call or write them, come by to visit with them, whatever is feasible and realistic during the week.
Of course at the end of the month, they’d rotate to a different adult.
Hopefully this would help our kids feel more a part of the family and more comfortable around everyone in time.