The link above includes some great advice for starting a regular family meeting.
One of the benefits:
Reduces stress. By providing an opportunity to sync calendars and get everyone in your family on the same page about what’s going on in the household, weekly meetings can greatly reduce the stress that often plagues modern families.
Growing up I often didn’t have a clue what my parents had planned for us over the weekend. I would also often lose my temper because of this which wasn’t a very godly attitude. Thinking back if they had just tipped me off it would have helped a lot.
Now that I’m a dad this is sage advice or raising a family. Will definitely consider starting this.