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Today's Guest(s)

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, where she works alongside her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be, both as individuals and families. Sissy is a sought-after speaker for parenting events and the author of twelve books, including the bestselling Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter (for elementary aged girls) and Brave for teenage girls. Sissy is a regular contributor to various podcasts and publications as well as hosting her own podcast called Raising Boys and Girls.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

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With all the messages from the media thrown at girls these days, it’s no wonder that worry and anxiety in adolescent girls is on the rise. When you combine social media running the next teen’s “highlight reel” with pressure to achieve more in school due to standardized testing or parental pressure, it’s a recipe for increased feelings of being overwhelmed and thoughts of suicide. These things (and more) have put pressure on teens, and young girls, that previous generations never had to deal with. As a parent, what can you do to help your daughter deal with these things in a healthy way? Join Dr. Meg in a  conversation with Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN. Sissy is also a sought after speaker, and author of 12 books including Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter. Their conversation could have stretched on for hours because there’s so much to cover when dealing with these issues. Give this episode a listen, and you'll be equipped to help your daughters cope with pressures from every angle.

WELCOME

Dr. Meeker opens today’s episode by introducing her guest, Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, speaker and bestselling author. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Also, don’t forget to check out Dr. Meeker’s free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com!

A CONVERSATION WITH SISSY GOFF (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker talks with Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, speaker and bestselling author. They have an engaging conversation on how parents can help their daughters deal with worry and anxiety in a healthy way.

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A CONVERSATION WITH SISSY GOFF (PART 2)

Dr. Meeker talks with Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, speaker and bestselling author. They have an engaging conversation on how parents can help their daughters deal with worry and anxiety in a healthy way.

POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder to help you on your way to supporting daughters dealing with worry and anxiety!

PARENT PEP RALLY

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