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Welcome to the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast with Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan. In each episode of this podcast, we’ll share some of what we’re learning in the work we do with kids and families on a daily basis at Daystar Counseling Ministries. Our goal is to help you care for the kids in your life with a little more understanding, a little more practical help, and a whole lot of hope. So pull up a chair and join us on this journey of raising boys and girls.

Connect with us at raisingboysandgirls.com.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Welcome to the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast with Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan. In each episode of this podcast, we’ll share some of what we’re learning in the work we do with kids and families on a daily basis at Daystar Counseling Ministries. Our goal is to help you care for the kids in your life with a little more understanding, a little more practical help, and a whole lot of hope. So pull up a chair and join us on this journey of raising boys and girls.

Connect with us at raisingboysandgirls.com.

    Episode 167: The Teen Years: Stage 4—What They Need

    Episode 167: The Teen Years: Stage 4—What They Need

    What do you think the teenagers in your life need? We’re talking about that very thing this week…and it just might surprise you! Hint: they do still need YOU, even when they don’t act like it!
    In case you missed Stage One through Three, the episodes are linked below.
    Episode 133: Stage One: The Early Years - Who They Are
    Episode 135: Stage One: The Early Years - What They Need
    Episode 142: Stage Two: The Elementary Years - Who They Are
    Episode 144: Stage Two: The Elementary Years - What They Need
    Episode 156: Stage Three: The Middle Years - Who They Are
    Episode 158: Stage Three: The Middle Years - What They Need
    Episode 165: Stage Four: The Teen Years - Who They Are
    For a deeper dive, we've now got the Ages and Stages Discussion Guides up on our website - with Try it Out sections and devotionals for each day of the week. Go to raisingboysandgirls.com/shop and scroll down to the bottom!
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    David's book Wild Things breaks down each stage of a boys' development and Sissy's book, written with Melissa, Raising Girls discusses the stages of girls.
    Sign up to receive the monthly newsletter to keep up to date with where David and Sissy are speaking, where they are taco'ing, PLUS conversation starters for you and your family to share!
    Go behind the scenes and watch our podcast on YouTube!
    Download a copy of the Raising Boys and Girls Feelings Chart.
    Connect with David, Sissy, and Melissa at raisingboysandgirls.com.
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    • 46 min
    Episode 166: Life is Messy, God is Good with Cynthia Yanof

    Episode 166: Life is Messy, God is Good with Cynthia Yanof

    We have both had the honor of being interviewed by the kind and hilarious Cynthia Yanof several times for her podcast and, this week, get to turn the tables on her. She has a new book out called Life is Messy, God is Good. We couldn’t agree more! We’re excited for you to listen in on this real, heartfelt and hopeful conversation with our friend Cynthia.
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    Discussion Guides to download for each stage of the Raising Boys and Girls series are located on our website here.
    Order The Worry-Free Parent or The Worry-Free Parent Workbook today!
    Sign up to receive the RBG monthly newsletter to keep up to date with where David and Sissy are speaking, where they are taco'ing, PLUS conversation starters for you and your family to share! 
    Find us on YouTube!
    Download a copy of the Raising Boys and Girls Feelings Chart.
    Connect with David, Sissy, and Melissa at raisingboysandgirls.com.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 165: The Teen Years: Stage 4 - Who They Are

    Episode 165: The Teen Years: Stage 4 - Who They Are

    Today we move to STAGE 4, in our ages and stages series! We’re moving out of the harder news in terms of a girl’s development and smack in the middle of the harder news in a boy’s. This week, we’re talking about who they are in these high school years.
    In case you missed Stage One through Three, the episodes are linked below.
    Episode 133: Stage One: The Early Years - Who They Are
    Episode 135: Stage One: The Early Years - What They Need
    Episode 142: Stage Two: The Elementary Years - Who They Are
    Episode 144: Stage Two: The Elementary Years - What They Need
    Episode 156: Stage Three: The Middle Years - Who They Are
    Episode 158: Stage Three: The Middle Year - What They Need
    For a deeper dive, we've now got the Ages and Stages Discussion Guides up on our website - with Try it Out sections and devotionals for each day of the week. Go to raisingboysandgirls.com/shop and scroll down to the bottom!
    . . . . .
    David's book Wild Things breaks down each stage of a boys' development and Sissy's book, written with Melissa, Raising Girls discusses the stages of girls.
    Sign up to receive the monthly newsletter to keep up to date with where David and Sissy are speaking, where they are taco'ing, PLUS conversation starters for you and your family to share!
    Go behind the scenes and watch our podcast on YouTube!
    Download a copy of the Raising Boys and Girls Feelings Chart.
    Connect with David, Sissy, and Melissa at raisingboysandgirls.com.
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    If you would like to partner with Raising Boys and Girls as a podcast sponsor, fill out our Advertise with us form.
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    • 37 min
    Episode 164: Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults with Jennie Allen

    Episode 164: Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults with Jennie Allen

    How many of you have been a part of an IF:Gathering over the years? We have long admired the difference our new friend, Jennie Allen, is making in the world in so many spaces—books, podcasts, events and more--and were thrilled to get to have a conversation with her.
    We’re talking about Raising Teenagers and Young Adults. And, so if you have one, or are on your way to having one soon or…who are we kidding?! If you’re parenting in any stage, we would HIGHLY recommend you listen in on this rich, honest, inspiring conversation.
    Untangle Your Emotions
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    Discussion Guides to download for each stage of the Raising Boys and Girls series are located on our website here.
    Order The Worry-Free Parent or The Worry-Free Parent Workbook today!
    Sign up to receive the RBG monthly newsletter to keep up to date with where David and Sissy are speaking, where they are taco'ing, PLUS conversation starters for you and your family to share! 
    Find us on YouTube!
    Download a copy of the Raising Boys and Girls Feelings Chart.
    Connect with David, Sissy, and Melissa at raisingboysandgirls.com.
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    If you would like to partner with Raising Boys and Girls as a podcast sponsor, fill out our Advertise with us form.
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    • 53 min
    Episode 163: Building Awareness and Creating Change around Racism for Today’s Kids

    Episode 163: Building Awareness and Creating Change around Racism for Today’s Kids

    We talk so often about how concerned we are about the division in our world today. Division, intolerance, conflict, a lack of civility and sometimes even just a lack of awareness. We love getting to have a podcast for many reasons, but maybe at the top is that we get to learn from voices we respect and trust. Shanera Williamson is one of those voices.
    In this episode of the podcast, she’s helping us not only build awareness, but think on how we can help create CHANGE around racism for the kids we love. We’re so excited about this episode and grateful for the wisdom, thoughtfulness and grace of our friend Shanera!
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    Discussion Guides to download for each stage of the Raising Boys and Girls series are located on our website here.
    Order The Worry-Free Parent or The Worry-Free Parent Workbook today!
    Sign up to receive the RBG monthly newsletter to keep up to date with where David and Sissy are speaking, where they are taco'ing, PLUS conversation starters for you and your family to share! 
    Find us on YouTube!
    Download a copy of the Raising Boys and Girls Feelings Chart.
    Connect with David, Sissy, and Melissa at raisingboysandgirls.com.
    . . . . .
    If you would like to partner with Raising Boys and Girls as a podcast sponsor, fill out our Advertise with us form.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 162: What Teenagers Teach Adults

    Episode 162: What Teenagers Teach Adults

    We recently got to sit down with one of our favorite people, Jamee Thompson. Jamee is a dear friend of all three of ours, a Daystar Counseling board member, and mom to four wonderful kiddos. She is also exceedingly kind and deeply thoughtful—which is likely why she talked so much about the importance of listening to and learning from the kids we love. We can’t wait for you to listen in on our newest Parents in the Trenches conversation where we believe you’ll find the peace and inspiration we sure find from and in our friend Jamee!
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    Discussion Guides to download for each stage of the Raising Boys and Girls series are located on our website here.
    Order The Worry-Free Parent or The Worry-Free Parent Workbook today!
    Sign up to receive the RBG monthly newsletter to keep up to date with where David and Sissy are speaking, where they are taco'ing, PLUS conversation starters for you and your family to share! 
    Find us on YouTube!
    Download a copy of the Raising Boys and Girls Feelings Chart.
    Connect with David, Sissy, and Melissa at raisingboysandgirls.com.
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    If you would like to partner with Raising Boys and Girls as a podcast sponsor, fill out our Advertise with us form.
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    • 30 min

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