Raising Boys and Girls

A Closer Look into Each Stage of Parenting

Watch Intro Video (3 Minutes)
raising boys and girls

Welcome to Raising Boys and Girls!

Here are three tips as you get started:

  1. Watch or listen to the brief introduction.
  2. Check out the video or audio recording for your child’s or teenager’s current stage. You might also want to watch or listen to the next stage to get prepared for the road ahead.
  3. Watch or listen to the short conclusion for some final thoughts from David and Sissy.

That’s it! We hope Raising Boys and Girls is a helpful guide as you parent the kids and teenagers you love!

Watch or Listen

Raising Boys

Stage 1 (21 Minutes)
raising boys stage 1 the explorer
Stage 2 (18 Minutes)
raising boys stage two the lover
Stage 3 (20 Minutes)
raising boys stage 3 the individual
Stage 4 (16 Minutes)
raising boys stage 4 the wanderer

Raising Girls

Stage 1 (17 Minutes)
raising girls stage 1 the discovery years
Stage 2 (28 Minutes)
raising girls stage 2 the adventurous years
Stage 3 (26 Minutes)
raising girls stage 3 the narcissist years
Stage 4 (16 Minutes)
raising girls stage 4 the autonomous years

Conclusion and Additional Resources

Final Thoughts for Parents (3 Minutes)
raising boys and girls conclusion
sissy goff

Meet Sissy Goff

Sissy Goff has more than 30 years of experience counseling kids and families. She has written and co-written 12 books including the best-selling Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter (for elementary-aged girls). Her new release, Brave, is for teenage girls. Sissy is a regular contributor to various podcasts and publications as well as her podcast Raising Boys and Girls. Sissy is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. 

david thomas

Meet David Thomas

David Thomas has more than 25 years of experience counseling kids and families. He has written and co-written 10 books including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys as well as his two latest titles, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys and Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions (available for pre-order now!). He is a frequent guest on podcasts and national television. His podcast Raising Boys and Girls has been featured in publications such as The Washington Post and USA Today, and he speaks across the country. David is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, Tennessee.