189 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.

Raising Boys & Girls That Sounds Fun Network

    • 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 187: Parenting and Grandparenting with Love and Laughter with Anne Lamott

    Episode 187: Parenting and Grandparenting with Love and Laughter with Anne Lamott

    We wish there had been a camera in the car when our amazing friend and publicist Jana Muntsinger emailed to tell us Anne Lamott had said yes to being on our podcast. We lost our minds—literally, you guys. We were both screaming, “Are you kidding me?!” over and over in the car! We still can’t believe it. If you’re unfamiliar with Anne Lamott, buckle up—she is one feisty, wise, brilliant, spitfire of a human being. She might be a new (a little out of the box) voice for you, but she’s one we value deeply for the grace and humanity she brings to this world. She is a voice we quote often—in fact, if you listen to the first few minutes, we both read so many of our favorites. It is a joy to share with you one of our heroes in so many ways.
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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!
    Raising Boys and Girls Courses are now available! More info here!
    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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    • 56 min
    Episode 186: Parenting in a Digital Age and the Importance of Foster Care with Dr. Darren & Brandy Whitehead

    Episode 186: Parenting in a Digital Age and the Importance of Foster Care with Dr. Darren & Brandy Whitehead

    How many of you are nervous about teens and screens this summer? Well, we have we got the podcast for you! We’re so grateful for the wisdom and leadership of Dr. Darren and Brandy Whitehead, from Church of the City, in our community! They are changing lives in so many ways every single day! In this episode, we talk about taking a Digital Fast for the summer—what that looks like and how to get your kids on board. AND, we talk about the importance of fostering…the difference it makes in the life of a child and the difference you can make today!
    The Digital Fast
    Tennessee Kids Belong
    For a deeper dive into technology and family, go listen to Episode 157: Changing Our Families’ Relationships with Technology.
    If you enjoyed this conversation about foster care, go listen to Episode 166: Life is Messy, God is Good with Cynthia Yanof.
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    Raising Boys and Girls Courses are now available! More info here!
    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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    • 55 min
    Episode 185: Parenting with Humility, Humor and Asking for Help with Kim Stuart

    Episode 185: Parenting with Humility, Humor and Asking for Help with Kim Stuart

    Did you ever try to be a Star for Jesus at some point along your faith journey? Do you still struggle sometimes unknowingly to be? (Hello, any fellow perfectionist’s/first born’s/Enneagram 1’s or 3’s or so many other numbers!)
    Well, let us introduce you to Kimberly Stuart, podcaster, writer and author of the book Star for Jesus (and other jobs I quit). And we should also add dear friend to us both! You are going to LOVE this episode.
    Kimberly exudes grace. She’s deeply kind. And she’s HILARIOUS!!!! We both enjoyed this conversation immensely and know you will, too! Get yourself a copy of the book, download her podcasts For Real with Kimberly Stuart and The Writing Room with Kimberly and Bob Goff—and no, he’s not related to Sissy.
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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!
    Raising Boys and Girls Courses are now available! More info here!
    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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    • 56 min
    Episode 184: Old School Parenting in a Tech World with Ben and Erin Napier

    Episode 184: Old School Parenting in a Tech World with Ben and Erin Napier

    Y’all are going to LOVE this podcast! So many of you are already fans of the amazing Ben and Erin Napier, @scotsman.co and @erinapier. Okay—actually, who isn’t?! Their show, Home Town with all of its spinoffs, their passion for revitalizing small-towns, their store, Laurel Mercantile Co, his work with Scotsman Co…they are doing so many amazing things.
    But what you may not know is that the two of them, along with some friends, founded an organization called Osprey: Old School Parents Raising Engaged Youth. How awesome is that? Through Osprey, they’re helping all of us understand and guide our children (in the best old school way) in this world of technology.
    Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
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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!
    Raising Boys and Girls Courses are now available! More info here!
    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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    A special thank you to our sponsors:
    Needed: Head over to thisisneeded.com and use code RBG for 20% off your first order.
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    KiwiCo: Get 20% off on your Summer Adventure Series at kiwico.com/rbgsummer.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 183: Social Media, Accelerated Sports and More Modern Parenting Challenges with Landyn Hutchinson

    Episode 183: Social Media, Accelerated Sports and More Modern Parenting Challenges with Landyn Hutchinson

    We recently posted a video with our friend Landyn Hutchinson and SO MANY of you got so excited! We were flooded with messages from those of you who have been encouraged and inspired by Landyn over the years. In this episode, she shares so much wisdom on modern parenting challenges from social media to accelerated sports and more. She offers so much truth mixed with humility and grace in a way that’s going to make you feel like you are not alone on this journey.
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    Raising Boys and Girls Courses are now available! More info here!
    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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    • 49 min
    Episode 182: Letting go of the “Shoulds” in Parenting with Dr. Alison Cook

    Episode 182: Letting go of the “Shoulds” in Parenting with Dr. Alison Cook

    We talk often about how the very best thing you can do, as a parent, is to work on your own stuff. Dr. Alison Cook is a trusted therapist and friend who is helping the world do that! Through her podcast, The Best of You and her newest book, I Shouldn’t Feel This Way, Alison helps us trade mental chaos for clarity, learn how to understand and process our emotions in healthy ways, and stop the self-defeating cycles we can all fall into. We love this book and are so grateful to have had this conversation full of so much wisdom and grace—not just for our kids, but for ourselves.
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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!
    Raising Boys and Girls Courses are now available! More info here!
    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.
    . . . . .
    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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    A special thank you to our sponsors:
    Hiya Health: Go to hiyahealth.com/RBG and receive 50% off your first order!
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

clcurtis56 ,

Must listen to podcast!

Updated review- I still love the content that Sissy and David put out week after week. I’ve been listening for years, from my first to now fourth baby. However, there are so many more ads since joining the That Sounds Fun network of podcasts. That’s been a real bummer to the otherwise top notch podcast.

letterwriter21 ,

Lots of great guests and info

My only reason for knocking off a star is the ads have gotten excessive.

SamCGK ,

Landyn Hutchinson doesn’t know anything about parenting!

Always an insightful podcast— although extremely disappointed to see you had Landyn Hutchinson as a guest. If you even take a peek at her social media you will see she should NOT be handing out parenting advice. Her whole life is fake and she just wants so desperately to be famous. This guest booking really makes me question listening going forward.

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