For about a month now we've held a family meeting once a week along the guidelines suggested in Positive Discipline The first meeting though, we had nothing to serve as a talking stick, or reminder that only the person holding the object could speak. By the second week we had something. Something we found only slightly distracting and very amusing... Pigeon! If you haven't read the Pigeon books, especially Pigeon Wants a Puppy, by Mo Willems, you'll have no idea what the joke is. Whether you have little ones or not, you just might get a kick out of Pigeon.