For more than two decades Sissy Goff has been counseling girls and their families. In recent years she has noticed an increased number of girls struggling with worry and anxiety in her counseling practice. This is backed up by national trends. In this episode we explore why that is and what parents can do to help girls of all ages recognize their worry and manage it so that it doesn’t manage them.
From naming your worry to running around the block to calm down to intentional breathing exercises (for girls and parents), Sissy gives the sisterhood practical approaches to parents as we help guide our daughters through the waters of worry.
For any woman and anyone who loves girls and wants to know more about how to care for them, this conversation with Sissy Goff isn’t to be missed.
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Some things you heard mentioned on the show:
David Thomas interview on The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast
All You Need to Know About Raising Girls by Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan
Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by David Thomas
Raising Boys and Girls podcast
Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girls Guide to Overcoming Worry and Anxiety for Elementary Aged Girls
A few things Sissy said:
“1 in 4 kids is dealing with anxiety. Girls are twice as
“Anxiety is an overestimation of the problem and an
underestimation of your power over it.”