Item description for All You Need to Know About... Raising Girls by Melissa Trevathan & Sissy Goff...
Overview Drawing on 55 years of combined counseling experience, the authors help parents call out the unique identity God has given their daughters. This volume can help parents understand the different stages of development, what is normal and not normal, and how to relate effectively.
Publishers Description 'My six-year-old fusses with her hair for hours. Is this normal?' 'Yesterday my seventh grader was all sunshine. Today she's wearing black and won't leave her room.' 'I'm worried my teenager may have an eating disorder.' In today's complex world, parenting a girl is harder than ever. It takes more than love. It takes insight into the things that make your daughter tick as she grows from childhood to young adulthood. Drawing on the authors' fifty-plus years of combined counseling experience, Raising Girls takes you inside the mind and soul of your girl. You'll obtain seasoned, expert insights on *Your daughter's different stages of development from ages zero to nineteen *How you can effectively relate to her at each stage *What is normal behavior, what isn't, and when and how to intervene *How to deal with self-destructive behavior such as eating disorders, cutting, or experimentation with alcohol *... and much more Spiced with stories, humor, and much reassurance, Raising Girls will help you encourage your daughter, challenge her, love her, and help her discover who God is creating her to be.
Citations And Professional Reviews All You Need to Know About... Raising Girls by Melissa Trevathan & Sissy Goff has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 02/01/2008 page 29
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 13, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310272890 ISBN13 9780310272892 UPC 025986272890
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More About Melissa Trevathan & Sissy Goff
Melissa Trevathan, M.R.E. first became a youth director at the age of 16. Since that time, she has been a teacher, retreat leader, head of spiritual life at a private school in Nashville, and is now founder and Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries that began in 1985. Melissa has spoken across the country, including teaching graduate courses in counseling adolescents and has been a guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States andin Canada. She coauthored "The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart, Raising Girls, Mirrors and Maps," and "Growing Up Without Getting Lost." She is a regular speaker at LifeWay's You and Your Girl events as well as a popular speaker for parents and kids of all ages. Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling and the Director of Summer Programs at Daystar since 1993. She also has been a guest on television and radio programs across the United States and in Canada. A sought after speaker to parents and girls of all ages, Sissy is also a regular speaker at LifeWay's You and Your Girl events. She has written for "CCMMagazine," "ParentLife" magazine, and a variety of other periodicals. She and Melissa Trevathan coauthored "The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart, Raising Girls, Mirrors and Maps," and "Growing Up Without Getting Lost.""
Reviews - What do customers think about Raising Girls?
an ok christian book for parenting girls Mar 9, 2010
A book by Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, this book is the one this site recommended to me as a complimentary book to "Wild Things: the Art of Nurturing Boys". When I started reading this book, I was surprised and glad to see what a Christian focus it took - there was no trying to be sly about Christianity in this book. But, I was dismayed when I read that book authors were older women who were counselors and yet had never been married and never had children. I wondered how I could take their advice seriously, when I would be able to write off everything they said with the old, "Well, they've never lived this out. and they don't know what it's really like outside of the clinical environment." However, I came to repent of that attitude as I realised that they actually had an objective voice (or voices) that I did respect. Moms can tend to view, or skew things in a way that is biased by their own experiences; but these women didn't have that at all. That being said, I think overall it was a helpful book - but a lot lighter fare than "Wild Things: the Art of Nurturing Boys". Although the authors spoke more about being a Christian parent; they also tended to tell a lot of stories and spend time on what I might call "fluff". It does go into all the relationships in a girls life: her and her mother, her and her father, her and her siblings, her and her grandparents, etc.. And I think the descriptions of the different developmental stages were pretty accurate. So, the book does get my recommendation - just be aware that there is some "fluff" and that the authors are not parents.
Okay book for parents of girls Sep 12, 2008
This book has nice insights on raising girls. I would have liked to have a little more discussion on the ages and stages, though. The chapters are a little short and I found myself wanting a little more...
Great Book - full of wisdom and practical advice too! Feb 23, 2008
I am loving this book on raising girls -the authors speak with love and wisdom and experience! I appreciate that they are coming from a different perspective than just that of parents, but as counselors, who really know what girls today are going through.
Raising Girls a treasure! Nov 19, 2007
Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan have crafted such a wonderful book with priceless insight and wisdom. If you have a daughter, niece or special little girl in your life Raising Girls is a must to equip you with knowledge and skills to raise a great girl in today's world! Susan Johnston, co-author of Princess Bubble
Great advice from Christian point of view Sep 26, 2007
This is a very thoughtful look at the problems and joys of raising girls. The authors are clearly very knowledgable and committed to helping girls to grow up to be who they were meant to be, secure in God's love and their place in the great scheme of things! I love the way they use case histories & stories to teach. As a mother of 3 girls, I found this book very straightforward in dealing with the issues that young girls and adolescents face, but also helpful and encouraging.