Ada Jo Mann
In our work, we help people in organizations and communities around the world engage with each other in meaningful conversations and very frequently our clients have expressed their desire to have these kinds of conversations at home with family members. We know that everyone, no matter their age, gender or race, has a meaningful contribution to make; and that being invited to share ideas, thoughts and feelings builds self confidence and relationships. We were moved by this yearning and the result was our book, Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions to Bring Out the Best in Families.
Appreciative Inquiry questions are intended to be seeds, ideas to stimulate your curiosity and communication. They may be used in a one-on-one conversation or in a small group conversation among several family members. This article contain six ideas for how to use positive questions to bring out the best in your family and create positive family dynamics.