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Do you have a mission for yourself? How about for the family?

It seems common for corporate organisations to have mission statements which guide employees and stakeholders towards certain objectives and ways of conduct. How about mission statements for families?

What is a Family Mission Statement?

A family mission statement is one way to express a shared vision for the family. It can be in a form of a paragraph, a poem, a few sentences all about what the family will strive to do. It is a tool that helps steer the family in an agreed direction.

How to Craft a Family Mission Statement

1. Sit everyone down for a family meeting

Crafting a family mission statement takes time and it might take a few meetings to do this. First sit everyone down, with devices away, and brief the children on what the task is. Even if it is for 10 minutes (especially for those with younger children), ensure that you have everyone’s undivided attention when introducing the activity.

2. Ask questions and Listen to Everyone

After introducing the activity, ask questions and listen to what everyone has to say.

Some suggested questions include:

  • What is our purpose as a family?
  • What values do you think are the most important in our family?
  • What kind of family would you like to have?
  • What are the most common words we hear in this family?
  • How can we help one another in the family?
  • What do you like or dislike about the family?
  • Which family do you admire? (in real life or on screen)
  • How do we want to be remembered when we die?
  • What kind of relationships do we want in this family?
  • What are the activities we enjoy most?

It is best to have a “scribe” to write down keywords and answers discussed. Each opinion should be valuable even if they sound strange or awkward.

3. Pen down the values

Assign an older child to pen down the values that are common amongst the family members. Then prioritise the ones that are commonly agreed to be the most important.

4. Create the Family Mission Statement

Based on what has been discussed and the values agreed upon, the family mission statement can be crafted.

It can be crafted in different ways, a poem, prose, a story, comic, drawings and there is no one way to do it. Ensure that the statement is clear, legible and visible. Each family is unique and statements likewise, can be presented very differently.

Example of Family Mission Statements

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In service to you and your family,

Managing Director, Hope4Families


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Ginger Gentile is an activist documentary filmmaker dedicated to addressing ignored issues and shedding light on solutions. With her documentary ERASING FAMILY which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2019 she exposed the trauma children suffer when a loving parent is erased by the divorce courts, a problem that affects over 22 million families in the US alone.

For her work in reuniting families, Gentile was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver and has given talks at SXSW 2019, the Simply Parent Conference and on numerous podcasts and TV shows. In her short time serving as the Executive Director of the National Parents Organization she added six new state affiliates and garnered national press attention for the Shared Parenting Report Card.

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