About the book: Christy Monson, a retired family therapist, provides in simple language concrete examples and clear language to family success through family councils.
While families are diverse and their needs are unique, a family council provides a safe and strong environment for every family to discuss issues and explore the best ways to have the family succeed. A family council is not just any meeting. It's a special event that provides a background and foundation to create healthy family synergy. Monson teaches families what a family council is and what it is not, why it's a perfect environment for teaching, for exploring difficult issues, learning how to play, and how best to solve problems at home, school, or work.
Praise for Family Talk
The Family Council Guidebook is a vital and necessary addition to every home. In this day and age when emails, chat rooms, and staring at computer screens are rapidly replacing real-time human interaction, what better corrective could there be than a guidebook to how to talk with one another in meaningful, productive and healing ways. Christy Monson knows what she is talking about. It is a great blessing that she is sharing it with all of us.
—Ben Bernstein, PhD, Author of Test Success! and A Teen's Guide to Success
My review: I really enjoyed reading this book. Family councils are not something that we've done in our house yet, so reading about having them was really fun for me. I like the idea of doing them, I like the things that you can do for your kids when you do them. I'm hoping that with some of the tips that are in this book we can implement family councils in our family. I like the way that Christy Monson teaches the principles in this book, she uses examples and stories from real families, including her own. The way this book is written, it's really easy to read. You could also go back and study specific areas that apply to your situation. This is a great book that teaches a really important skill!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase Links: Amazon - Familius - Author Website
About the author: Christy Monson established a successful counseling practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her books, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen and Becoming Free: A Woman's Guide To Internal Strength are published by Familius.
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