Raising Boys & Girls

By Sissy Goff, David Thomas, Melissa Trevathan

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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 Find show notes for each episode at gominno.com/blog

Episode Date
S4, E8: Meg Meeker, MD Interview
26:05

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they sit with pediatrician and best-selling author, Meg Meeker, MD to talk about what parents need most to raise kids in today's culture.

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Oct 26, 2021
S4, E7: Dealing with Anxiety and Emotions in Kids
37:37

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they offer insight and practical tools to help you understand and address emotions, anxiety, and depression in kids.

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Oct 19, 2021
S4, E6: Sadie Robertson Huff Interview
25:57

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with Sadie Robertson Huff on being a new mom and how to help our kids grow in God-confidence.

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Oct 12, 2021
S4, E5: Help Kids Grow in Confidence
33:00

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk about what parents and grownups can do (and not do) to help kids grow in confidence.

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Oct 05, 2021
S4, E4: What Kids Need Right Now
28:48

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk about the hope and help kids need most right now as we get full-on into the school year.

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Sep 28, 2021
S4, E3: Arlene Pellicane Interview
35:19

The Raising Boys and Girls podcast is back for Season 4 with topics and guests that will inspire you along your journey of raising kids in today’s world. Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they chat with author and speaker, Arlene Pellicane offering help and hope for managing screentime and devices in your family.

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Sep 21, 2021
S4, E2: Technology
22:37

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they revisit the ever-present topic of technology with help and hope for managing screentime and devices in your family.

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Sep 14, 2021
Modern Parents, Vintage Values Intro
21:17

Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan are back with topics and guests that will inspire you along your journey of raising kids in today's world.

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Sep 07, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Gabe and Rebekah Lyons
47:38

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations from parents and experts in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with Gabe and Rebekah Lyons about family rhythm and parenting children with special needs.

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Aug 31, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Sarah Bragg

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations from parents and experts in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with the original RBG podcast host, author, and mom of two, Sarah Bragg on growing through motherhood.

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Aug 17, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Sarah Bragg
22:45

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations from parents and experts in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with the original RBG podcast host, author, and mom of two, Sarah Bragg on growing through motherhood.

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Aug 17, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Debbie and Michael W. Smith
47:31

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations from parents and experts in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they visit with award-winning Christian artist, Michael W. Smith and his wife, Debbie on raising kids and grandkids by God's grace.

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Aug 03, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Amy Fenton and Family
46:44

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations from parents and experts in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they visit with single mom, Amy Fenton, along with her mom and daughter. Together they offer hope for single moms and lots of ideas for sharing Jesus across generations.

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Jul 20, 2021
What Kids Need Most Right Now

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you expert insight and encouragement to help you have an INTENTIONAL SUMMER! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share what kids need most right now and how parents can intentionally meet those needs (and their own) this summer.

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Jul 06, 2021
What Kids Need Most Right Now
35:54

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you expert insight and encouragement to help you have an INTENTIONAL SUMMER! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share what kids need most right now and how parents can intentionally meet those needs (and their own) this summer.

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Jul 06, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Amy Grant
44:58

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations from parents and experts in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they visit with Grammy Award-winning artist, Amy Grant on why she opened her farm (and her heart) to kids and summer camp.

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Jun 22, 2021
How to Manage Summer Technology
18:10

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you expert insight and encouragement to help you have an INTENTIONAL SUMMER! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share strategies for managing technology over the summer.

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Jun 08, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Jessica Turner
23:09

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they visit with Jessica Turner, author, speaker, and creative mom of 3, on fun summer activity ideas.

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May 25, 2021
How to Have an Intentional Summer
29:51

Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share simple ideas for making the most of your time this summer.

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May 11, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Jeannie Cunnion
42:56

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they visit with author, speaker, and mom of 5 boys, Jeannie Cunnion.

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Apr 27, 2021
BONUS: Dr. Chinwé Williams, Talking to Kids About Race
48:20

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they chat with child and family therapist, Dr. Chinwé Williams on talking to kids about race.

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Apr 22, 2021
How to Be a More Free Parent
24:39

Do you long to feel more free in your parenting? Free from guilt and pressure and doubts? Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share encouragement for finding freedom in parenting.

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Apr 20, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Emily and Matthew West
34:27

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations with parents in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with artist Matthew West and his wife, Emily, about being playful parents.

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Apr 13, 2021
How to Be a More Playful Parent
29:00

We are living in an intense time, and play may not be top-of-mind most days. However, play is so important in childhood and parenting! Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share research, ideas, and encouragement for being a more playful parent.

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Apr 06, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Heather and Carlos Whittaker
33:54

Do you feel disconnected as a family? Every season of parenting brings obstacles to connection. Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week on the Raising Boys & Girls podcast for a fun and hope-filled conversation with author and podcaster Carlos Whittaker and his wife, Heather, on being a connected parent.

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Mar 30, 2021
How to Be a More Connected Parent
34:51

Let's face it, life is busy! But connecting with our kids is one of our top priorities as parents. Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share ideas and encouragement for being a more connected parent.

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Mar 23, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Jill and Andy Gullahorn
43:36

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is bringing you Intentional Conversations with parents in the trenches! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with singer/songwriters Jill and Andy Gullahorn about finding balance in parenting and family life.

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Mar 16, 2021
How to Be a More Balanced Parent
37:59

With messages coming at us from every angle, it can be hard to find balance in parenting! Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share practical ways to find balance and ultimately be better guides for our kids.

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Mar 09, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
59:35

You've seen her on Survivor and heard her on The View. Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas as they chat with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on finding hope in parenting and life.

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Mar 02, 2021
How to Be a More Hopeful Parent
27:38

With everything we have going on as parents, being hopeful is not something we typically focus on. Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share why it's so important to be a hopeful parent.

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Feb 23, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Morgan Harper Nichols
44:33

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is here to help you start 2021 with intention! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with poet and artist, Morgan Harper Nichols about parenting, patience, and hopeful imagination.

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Feb 16, 2021
How to Be a More Patient Parent
34:11

Patience is something we all struggle with, especially in parenting!  Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share grace-filled insights, practical strategies, and Bible truths to help you be a more patient parent. 

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Feb 09, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
32:39

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is here to help you start 2021 with intention! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with best-selling author and mom, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson about consistent practices that help in parenting.

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Feb 02, 2021
How to Be a More Consistent Parent
30:52

Have you ever wondered why experts say consistency is the most important thing to master as a parent? And have you felt defeated because it's actually the hardest part of parenting? Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share grace-filled insights, practical strategies, and Bible truths to help you be a more consistent parent. 

Grab links, stats, and quotes you want to remember in the show notes at https://www.gominno.com/blog/raising-boys-and-girls-podcast-consistent-parent

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Jan 26, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Jonathan Pitts
25:26

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is here to help you start 2021 with intention! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with author, pastor, and dad of four girls, Jonathan Pitts, about what it looks like to be an intentional parent.

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Jan 19, 2021
How to Be a More Intentional Parent
32:01

Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share grace-filled insights, practical ingredients, and Bible truths to help you be a more intentional parent. 

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Jan 12, 2021
Welcome to Intentional Parenting
09:59

Season 3 of the Raising Boys & Girls podcast is here to help you start 2021 with intention! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they welcome you on a journey of intentional parenting. Find out the topics we'll be tackling together over the next few months as we dig into what it means to be more consistent, peaceful, and playful parents.

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Jan 07, 2021
Intentional Conversations: Erick Goss
24:03

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is here to help you start 2021 with intention! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with Minno CEO, Erick Goss, on how to navigate technology in your home and family.

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Jan 05, 2021
2020: New Year
26:22

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is here to help you make 2021 your best year yet! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share ways to help you look toward the new year with focus and intention.

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Dec 29, 2020
Intentional Conversations: Courtney DeFeo
24:25

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is back with bonus episodes to help you finish 2020 strong! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they talk with author, speaker, and creator of Light 'Em Up Acts, Courtney DeFeo, on simple ways you can give as a family this Christmas.

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Dec 15, 2020
2020: Christmas
17:33

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is back with bonus episodes to help you finish 2020 strong! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share ways to help you ward off the "mores" and embrace the season no matter how hard this year has been!

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Dec 08, 2020
2020: Thanksgiving
19:01

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is back with bonus episodes to help you finish 2020 strong! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share ways to help you ward off entitlement in your kids and create a spirit of gratitude within your family.

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Nov 24, 2020
2020: Kids and Covid
20:45

The Raising Boys & Girls podcast is back with bonus episodes to help you finish 2020 strong! Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they share helpful insight from their experience and evidence-based information about the effect of Covid-19 on kids. 

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Nov 17, 2020
2020: The Daystar Story
17:22

The Raising Boys and Girls podcast is back with bonus episodes to help you finish 2020 strong! Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as they share the Daystar Counseling Ministries story. Hear how it all began over 30 years ago with a vision to help kids see just how special they are and encourage them to help each other shine.

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Nov 10, 2020
BONUS: Raising Worry-Free Girls Launch Party Part 1
43:57

We loved celebrating Sissy's latest books, Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girl's Guide to Overcoming Worry, back in September at her launch party in Nashville. Mothers and daughters descended up Sissy's sister's store to celebrate. Sarah Bragg recorded some interviews during the party. In this episode, you will hear from some moms and daughters about what they worry about and what helps them when they do. This is a great episode to listen to with you kid. 

Be sure to listen to Bonus Episode Part 2 for more interviews from the party.

Oct 21, 2019
BONUS: Raising Worry-Free Girls Launch Party Part 2
39:02

We loved celebrating Sissy's latest books, Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girl's Guide to Overcoming Worry, back in September at her launch party. Mothers and daughters descended up Sissy's sister's store to celebrate. We recorded some interviews during the party. In this episode, you will hear from some of Sissy's friends: Sarah Bragg, The Nashville Mom, Courtney DeFeo, Jeannie Cunnion, Elisabeth Hasslebeck, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan. 

Be sure to listen to Bonus Episode Part 1 for more interviews from the party.

Oct 21, 2019
BONUS: Sissy Goff on Surviving Sarah | Raising Worry-Free Girls
41:54

We hope you enjoy this bonus episode from Sarah Bragg, our host, podcast called Surviving Sarah where she interviews Sissy Goff about her well anticipated books Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious World and Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girl's Guide to Overcoming Worry and Anxiety. We talk about the difference between anxiety and worry; why anxiety has risen dramatically over the years; what kids are worrying about at different developmental stages; and practical ways to help our girls manage these anxieties. 

If you enjoyed this conversation, be sure to search for Surviving Sarah and subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Oct 21, 2019
Episode 10 | The Parent Perspective
29:15
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about who parents are and what they need throughout their kids' development. 
 
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Jun 24, 2019
Episode 9 | What They Need at Stage 4 of Development
25:04
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about what boys and girls need at the fourth stage of development.
 
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Jun 17, 2019
Episode 8 | Who They Are at Stage 4 of Development
29:56
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about who boys and girls at the fourth stage of development.
 
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Jun 10, 2019
Episode 7 | What They Need at Stage 3 of Development
30:46
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about what boys and girls need at the third stage of development.
 
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Jun 03, 2019
Episode 6 | Who They Are at Stage 3 of Development
29:44
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about who boys and girls at the third stage of development.
 
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May 27, 2019
Episode 5 | What They Need at Stage 2 of Development
36:43
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about what boys and girls need at the second stage of development.
 
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May 20, 2019
Episode 4 | Who They Are at Stage 2 of Development
33:41
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about who boys and girls at the second stage of development.
 
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May 13, 2019
Episode 3 | What They Need at Stage 1 of Development
34:47
Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about what boys and girls need at the first stage of development.
 
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May 06, 2019
Episode 2 | Who They Are at Stage 1 of Development
38:53

Join Sarah Bragg as she curates a conversation with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan about who boys and girls at the first stage of development.

Download FREE discussion questions here.

 

Apr 29, 2019
Episode 1 | Stages of Development Introduction
14:56

Welcome to Season Two of the Raising Boys and Girls podcast (formerly known as the Are My Kids on Track podcast) with authors and counselors Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan hosted by Sarah Bragg. 

Just like with season one (Are My Kids on Track), there will be small group questions available for you to download so that you can process what we said either one your own, with your partner or with a small group.

We want to begin season two with an introduction. In this episode, you will get to know the voices here in case you haven’t listened to season one and why the conversation about who gets are and what they need at each developmental stage matters.

Apr 22, 2019
Are My Kids on Track | Spiritual Milestone Meaning
25:00
In this episode we talk about the idea of meaning or purpose, what you can do to help them discover their purpose, what you can do in your daily life to bring purpose to your kids and how to help your kids take ownership of their faith. This episode is a companion to chapter 12 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Jun 22, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Spiritual Milestone Mercy
27:33
In this episode we talk about the middle school years, how important it is to come alongside them to help them discover answers to their questions, ways to help them extend mercy to others and the important of having another trusted adult speaking into the life of your kid. This episode is a companion to chapter 11 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Jun 15, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Spiritual Milestone Identity
27:34
In this episode we talk about the elementary years as they build their identity, what that identity is, how to remove shame from our language and how to help our kids discover their identity. This episode is a companion to chapter 10 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Jun 08, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Spiritual Milestone Foundation
26:20
In this episode we talk about building a spiritual foundation, why it’s important to start with concrete ideas, conformity versus character development and how to create a safe place for your kids to build a spiritual foundation. This episode is a companion to chapter 9 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Jun 01, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Social Milestone Boundaries
26:54
In this episode we talk about how different our approach to boundaries are with boys and girls, why boundaries are important, contracts, enforceable consequences, stumbling blocks to boundaries and building blocks to creating boundaries. This episode is a companion to chapter 8 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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May 25, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Social Milestone Ownership
25:24
In this episode we talk about how to help your kids take ownership for their actions, what forgiveness looks like, the stumbling blocks to taking ownership and ways to prompt your kids to take ownership. This episode is a companion to chapter 7 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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May 18, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Social Milestone Reciprocity
21:35
In this episode we talk about what reciprocity means, how this milestone is important in how we view the opposite sex, the stumbling blocks in this and how we can prompt our kids to have a better sense of reciprocity. This episode is a companion to chapter 6 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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May 11, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Social Milestone Awareness
24:04
In this episode we talk about why awareness is the foundation of the social milestones, how emotional milestones are connected to the social milestones, how ADHD and anxiety play in this, the stumbling blocks to awareness and how you can build more awareness in your kid.This episode is a companion to chapter 5 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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May 04, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Emotional Milestone Resourcefulness
26:13
In this episode we talk about why resourcefulness is missing, the stumbling blocks for this milestone, and ways to prompt resourcefulness in kids.This episode is a companion to chapter 4 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Apr 27, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Emotional Milestone Empathy
26:33
In this episode we talk about what empathy looks like, why it’s lacking, the stumbling blocks for empathy along with a close up look at narcissism and how to build more empathy in your kid.This episode is a companion to chapter 3 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Apr 20, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Emotional Milestone Perspective
30:12
In this episode we talk about the stumbling blocks to having perspective, what to do with kids who have strong reactions, the building blocks for perspective and tools to help parents help kids have perspective. This episode is a companion to chapter 2 of the Are My Kids on Track book. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Apr 13, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Emotional Milestone Vocabulary
24:51
In this episode we talk about what we mean by emotional vocabulary, why it's important to start there, and the stumbling blocks and building blocks for this milestone. This episode follows chapter 1 from Are My Kids on Track. Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Apr 06, 2018
Are My Kids on Track | Introduction to the Milestones
14:37
In this episode, we introduce season one where we talk about the book Are My Kids on Track. We will refer to this season of content as AMKOT (Are My Kids on Track). We talk about why the conversation about emotional, social and spiritual milestones are so important, words of caution as you move forward in this podcast and how to move from fear to hope.
Be sure to download the free supplemental small group questions here.
 
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Mar 30, 2018