Today we’re going to be talking about the importance of family communication. Children learn to communicate within the family system. Family meetings provide the perfect venue to teach children the importance of communication and how to be in relationships. At first, when kids hear the words “family meeting”, they may roll their eyes and anticipate a lecture from their parent. They often wonder what they’ve done wrong! However, when family meetings become part of a family’s normal routine, children learn to appreciate and respect the process. They feel heard, learn to take ownership of their own behavior and positive changes begin to occur in the family.
Today, I’ve invited my guest Christy Monson to join my conversation. Christy has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Psychology and an a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy. Christy has written several books including, Love, Hugs, and Hope, When Scary Things Happen, Becoming Free, A Woman's Guide To Internal Strength and Strengthen Family Relationships. Today, we’ll be discussing her latest book: Family Talk: How to Organize Family Meetings to Solve Problems and Strengthen Relationships.
Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP
Child & Adolescent Therapist
Parenting Partners, LLC