August 28th

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We had planned to host the Raising Boys and Girls Parenting Conference with David Thomas and Sissy Goff on August 28-29 at MBCC, but now the conference will be available virtually beginning August 28th!  We invite you to watch with your spouse or get a small group of parents, grandparents, etc. together to watch together.  The digital content will be available for 90 days after August 28th. 

What is Raising Boys and Girls?

We’re David Thomas and Sissy Goff. We’ve been counseling kids and families for many years at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, a place that one of our little friends called “the yellow house that helps people.” We are honored to take what we learn from these wise kids and families and bring it to you by way of the books we write and the conferences we share with parents and educators across the country and beyond.

Since large events have been put on hold in 2020, David and Sissy have created On Demand content for families, churches and schools. David helps you understand and explore the hearts, minds and ways of boys and the vital role we play on the journey from boy to manhood. Sissy dives into the heart of girls to help adults understand the different stages of development for girls: what is normal, what is not, and how to relate effectively.

They will help you learn what it means to call out the unique identity of the kids you love. You will receive fresh insight and much-needed encouragement for the road of raising boys and girls. Raising Boys and Girls will free you to parent & lead with more life and love.

Raising Boys & Girls On Demand consists of 4 videos:

  • Video 1 will cover Stage 1 of development (Boys: The Explorer, Ages 0-4 and Girls: The Discovery Years, Ages 0-5)
  • Video 2 will cover Stage 2 of development (Boys: The Lover, Ages 5-8 and Girls: The Adventurous Years, Ages 6-10)
  • Video 3 will cover Stage 3 of development (Boys: The Individual, Ages 9-12 and Girls: The Narcissistic Years, Ages 11-14)
  • Video 4 will cover Stage 4 of Development (Boys-The Wanderer, Ages 13-17 and Girls: The Autonomous Years, Ages 15-19)

The Raising Boys and Girls Virtual Parenting Conference is now live!!  Please click the plus signs next to each stage to expand and view the materials.  For each stage, we have a video session with David Thomas and Sissy Goff plus a discussion guide as well as links to their podcast episodes that correspond with each stage.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Introduction

INTRODUCTION

Introduction Discussion Guide: Click to download

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 1.

Stage 1: Ages 0-5

STAGE 1
The Explorer, Boys, Ages Birth-4 years
The Discovery Years, Girls, Ages Birth-5 years

Stage 1 Discussion Guide: Click to download

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 2.

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 3.

Stage 2: Ages 5-10

STAGE 2
The Adventurous Years, Girls, Ages 6-10
The Lover, Boys, Ages 5-8

Stage 2 Discussion Guide: Click to download

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 4.

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 5.

Stage 3: Ages 9-14

STAGE 3
The Narcissistic Years, Girls, Ages 11-14
The Individual, Boys, Ages 9-12

Stage 3 Discussion Guide: Click here

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 6.

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 7.

Stage 4: Ages 13-19

STAGE 4
The Autonomous Years, Girls, Ages 15 to 19
The Wanderer, Boys, Ages 13 to 17

 

Stage 4 Discussion Guide: Click here to download.

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 8.

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 9.

Click here for the Raising Boys and Girls podcast Episode 10.

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