Episode 190: Sissy Goff
I am so happy to welcome my dear friend back to the Surviving Sarah table. Sissy Goff is no stranger to your ears. She’s been a guest here way back in the day and then I hope you’ve heard her on our Raising Boys & Girls podcast. Sissy is the Director of Child & Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Ministries in Nashville and has written so many helpful books about kids.
She joins me today to talk about her well anticipated latest book Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious World. 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.
Her little nephew, Henry
Anxiety at different developmental stages:
Toddler - separation
Preschool - imagination (the dark, ghosts)
Elementary - real life events (losing a loved one, throwing up)
Middle School - embarrassing things (not performing well, failing)
High School - violent, sexual
When it comes to tackling the Worry Monster, name it. And then you have to learn coping skills for the body, brain and heart.
Body - square breathing
Brain - change the track, do something to shift your thinking. Try 5,4,3,2,1 with your senses in order to bring you back to the present
Heart - what do you want to say to worry? tell me how you will boss worry back
You don’t want to solve all her fears and anxiety. It is the worry monster. We want her to know that she is capable and brave to beat the worry monster.
Do you feel like you are an anxious person? If so, how does worry effect your body, brain and heart?
What does your daughter worry about?
In what ways do you see the worry monster appearing in your daughter’s life physically?
What coping skills could you try to incorporate?
What is one thing you can take away from this conversation?
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