ABOUT THE BOOK
If you have a daughter, it would be surprising if she doesn't struggle with anxiety and worry--either in short episodes or for longer periods. For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. Today's parents need to know what contributes to anxiety and worry and how they can empower their daughters to overcome troubling emotions.
In this immensely practical book, veteran counselor Sissy Goff shares how you can instill bravery and strength in your daughter. Addressing common age-specific issues, Goff gives you the tools to help you and your child understand why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry, and what she can do to fight back. With your help, she will find the anchoring truth of God's strong, safe love for her and the confidence she needs to thrive.
In the introduction of this book we are told that 'Anxiety is a childhood epidemic in America today'. Statistics show that 1 in 4 young people deal with anxiety and even though worry isn't anything new, it seems that the age of these worriers is becoming younger all of the time and that 'girls are twice as likely to face it as boys'. Sissy Goff addresses this issue as she instructs parents and daughters how to deal with the 'Worry Monster' and much of her advice revolves around the assurance that God loves them.
Understanding, Help, and Hope are the main topics in Raising Worry-Free Girls and I like that each chapter concludes with Key Points to Remember and Understanding Yourself and Your Daughter Better. Goff writes as if she is in a conversation with readers and she uses Bible scripture, down-to-earth advice, and real life experiences to help parents help their daughters.
This is a wonderful resource and I advise you to have your highlighter handy. I will be sharing Raising Worry-Free Girls with my daughter as we both help her six year old daughter navigate through her adolescent years.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House and I am under no obligation to write a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SISSY GOFF, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. She has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee since 1993, with a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Sissy speaks to parents across the country and is the author of eleven books including Raising Girls. and her newest books, Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger Smarter (for elementary school girls) which will be released in September of 2019.
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