Christy Monson, a retired family therapist, provides in concrete examples and clear language the keys 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. Monson also includes information for families with special needs.
Family councils are a great way to bring children and parents together in a positive environment where they can discuss and solve problems.
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Christy Monson received a B.S. degree at Utah State University and an M.S. at University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She established a successful counseling practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, spending a great portion of her time working with young people and their families. She and her husband, Robert have raised six children and have fourteen grandchildren.
She has written a children’s book series, Texting Through Time, and has a picture book, Love, Hugs, and Hope When Scary Things Happen, released September 1 of 2013. Her self-help book, Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength was also released September 1, 2013,
Her articles have been published on the web in Familius, Gospel Ideals, LDS Witness, Modern Molly Mormon, and American Night Writer’s Association. Her blog address is:
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Catherine’s articles, stories, and essays have appeared in The Vocabula Review, Prick of the Spindle, Sew News, Fan Story, Yesterday’s Magazette, Reminisce Magazine, in three Outrider Press anthologies, and Lessons from My Parents.
Her debut novel, A Matter of Happenstance, is a four-generation family saga that explores the power of personal character over coincidence. Like Going on Nine, it is set in St. Louis.
Catherine is a board member of the Chicago-area TallGrass Writers Guild. She and her husband, Dennis, have two daughters. Their first grandchild, Lillian Leslie Gould, was born in June 2013. Catherine and Dennis divide their time between Chicago and Bonita Springs, Florida. -