With anxiety at an all-time high in adults and kids alike, one of the biggest battles parents face right now is how to raise worry-free kids. But what does that actually look like in a world of 24/7 news, social media, and culture wars? This week on Unapologetic licensed professional counselor and bestselling author Sissy Goff is here to help lend her insight and practical advice to parents striving to combat anxiety in their kids with God’s truth.
Throughout their conversation, Julia and Sissy both share their expertise on the anxiety epidemic our kids are facing—outlining practical ways to tell if your child is anxious, the key differences between worry, anxiety, and fear, and how to raise worry-free girls. Anxious children are often the product of anxious parents, so Julia and Sissy challenge parents to first take a look at their own behaviors as the starting point for helping their kids get healthy. Julia wraps up their conversation by asking Sissy what parents should do about social media-—when to allow it, how to monitor your child’s activity, and which platform worries Sissy the most. This is a relevant and truly applicable conversation you’re not going to want to miss!
Sissy’s book, Raising Worry-Free Girls is out now! Connect with her on Instagram and check out her other resources at raisingboysandgirls.com.