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Sissy Goff

Host: Dr. Tim Clinton

August 06, 2022

Sissy Goff, counselor and author of Raising Worry-Free Girls, says anxiety always involves an overestimation of the problem and an underestimation of self. On today’s edition of Family Talk, she warns parents not to rescue their daughter, which only serves to validate her anxiety. In essence, a parent might say, “You’re right, sweetheart, your concern is too big and you’re too small. You can't do it.” Instead, it’s critical to tell her, “You are capable. And I believe in you!” That will build her confidence, empowering her to become more resilient and independent.

Meet the Guest


Sissy Goff

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., is a licensed professional counselor who serves as the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1993, Sissy has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are, and hope in who God is creating them to be. Sissy is a sought-after speaker on the topic of parenting, and the author of 12 books including Raising Worry-Free Girls, Braver, Stronger, Smarter (for elementary-aged girls) and her new release for teenage girls entitled Brave. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Sissy hosts a podcast called Raising Boys and Girls and has 50,000 followers on Instagram. She is fondly regarded by parents and children alike for putting the kids in her care at ease with the help of her 8-pound dog, Lucy, whom she’s dubbed a “pet therapist.”

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