178 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 1.6K 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 176: Parenting Teens & Young Adults with Dave & Julie Hunt

    Episode 176: Parenting Teens & Young Adults with Dave & Julie Hunt

    We are over the moon excited to introduce you to two brilliant parents of some amazing Stage 5 kiddos—who also happen to be two of David’s very best friends. (And Sissy thinks the world of them, too!) Dave and Julie Hunt are wise and thoughtful and have so much wisdom to share on the topic of Raising Teens and Young Adults. Okay, who are we kidding? All the topics! We can’t wait for you to listen in on this one!
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    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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    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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    • 50 min
    Episode 175: How Purpose Brings Confidence in Kids with Shane, Alyson, Emily, and Courtney Roach

    Episode 175: How Purpose Brings Confidence in Kids with Shane, Alyson, Emily, and Courtney Roach

    Have you been listening in on our conversation with Stage 5 kiddos? Well, this week we have two of our favorite and their parents right here on the podcast! We’re so excited for you to listen in on this conversation with a delightful part of Sissy’s family, Shane, Alyson, Emily and Courtney Roach! They wisely talk about the importance of purpose and family and how all of those things can come together in life-giving ways for everyone.
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    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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    • 54 min
    Episode 174: The Young Adult Years - Stage 5—What They Need

    Episode 174: The Young Adult Years - Stage 5—What They Need

    We’re back talking about What Kids Need in Stage 5—which are your college and young adult age kids! And this week, we’ve got Melissa with you giving you some words of wisdom and hope. We have loved hearing your feedback on this stage and would be honored for you to share this episode with a friend in this season of life. We are cheering you on AS ALWAYS!
    The Hunting Ground
    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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    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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    • 45 min
    Episode 173: The Young Adult Years - Stage 5 - Who They Are

    Episode 173: The Young Adult Years - Stage 5 - Who They Are

    We are SO excited about this podcast episode and the next few weeks in our Raising Boys and Girls series. We are talking about Stage 5, college-age and young adult children, which we have NEVER talked about on a podcast or in our parenting classes. So, you parents of big kiddos, listen in because we’re so excited to talk about what we can do to love and launch these young adults in our lives.
    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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    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 172: Addiction, Loss, and Finding Joy as a Family with David Magee

    Episode 172: Addiction, Loss, and Finding Joy as a Family with David Magee

    After speaking at an event in Mississippi, we were given David Magee’s book, Dear William, as a gift. We immediately wanted to have him on the podcast. In this gripping episode, David shares his family’s story of addiction, loss and finding joy as a family. Please listen if you have teenagers—or kids of any age. We can all learn from David’s wisdom and courage as he talks with us about not only what he has learned as a father, but what he wishes he had known earlier about substance use and kids.
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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!
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    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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    • 51 min
    Episode 171: Parenting Young Adults and the Very Best Thing to Say to a Teenager with Kelly Corrigan

    Episode 171: Parenting Young Adults and the Very Best Thing to Say to a Teenager with Kelly Corrigan

    This week on the podcast—y’all—we have one of the people who has been at the top of our hopes list for YEARS. Maybe even a decade. If you’re not familiar with Kelly Corrigan’s work, please buy one—or all—of her books right now! Tell Me More, Glitter and Glue, The Middle Place, Lift, and a children’s book called Hello World.
    Huffington Post called Kelly the “poet laureate of the ordinary”. Not only is she a fabulous writer of four New York Times Bestsellers, but she is the host of a TV show on PBS called Tell Me More and a podcast called Kelly Corrigan Wonders.
    We cannot WAIT For you to listen in on this podcast as Kelly talks, with her trademark humor, insight and grace, about Parenting Young Adults and the VERY best thing to say to a teenager.
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    David's book Wild Things breaks down each stage of a boys' development and Sissy's book, 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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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Kgargano ,

Best parenting content I’ve found

Such a wonderful resource as I navigate parenting 2 boys. This podcast has great info, it’s comprehensive and real. Don’t hesitate to listen!

One small negative: the ads are excessive.

Penelopesmommy ,

Where did the old podcasts go?

Hi! I have returned to the “are my kids on track” podcasts of the different stages of the development over and over again, and now I can’t find them on the podcast. They were from 2018 and were with Sarah Bragg. I may be missing them…can someone tell me where they ran off to? They are an invaluable resource!

thechriswood ,

Changed me

Found Sissy on Annie years ago and it forever has changed me. When I met Sissy a year ago I lost it by trying to tell her how grateful I am for her and David. Such a gift to this parenting generation! You all are changing lives.

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