Raising Worry-Free Girls

Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious World

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You Can Help Your Daughter Overcome Anxiety and Worry

It's surprising to find a girl who doesn't struggle with anxiety and worry--either in short episodes or for longer periods. For a variety of reasons, childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls. Today's parents need to know what contributes to anxiety and worry and how they can empower their daughters to overcome fears and live more courageously.

In this immensely practical book, veteran counselor Sissy Goff shares how you can instill bravery and strength in your daughter. Addressing common age-specific issues, Goff gives you the tools to help you and your child understand why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry and what she can do to fight back. With your help, she will find the anchoring truth of God's strong, safe love for her and the confidence she needs to thrive.

"I'm thankful that God has Sissy Goff in this world to come alongside girls and young women where they are as worriers and grow them gracefully with grit into warriors."--ELISABETH HASSELBECK, author of Point of View

"This is one of those parenting books that catches you off guard in the best possible way. As a dad of daughters, I read it thinking I would learn a lot about my kids, but I ended up finding out a lot about myself too. This guide will do wonders for families."--JON ACUFF, New York Times bestselling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Sissy Goff, MEd, LPC-MHSP, is the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be, both as individuals and as families. Sissy is the author of several books and a sought-after speaker for parenting events.


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"This is one of those parenting books that catches you off guard in the best possible way. As a dad of daughters, I read it thinking I would learn a lot about my kids, but I ended up finding out a lot about myself too. This guide will do wonders for families."

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

"Thank you, Sissy, for writing such a timely and important book about girls and anxiety. No one we know is more capable of taking on this issue than Sissy Goff. She has done more for girls and young women than anyone we have ever known, and this important book couldn't have come at a better time. As parents of a beautiful daughter, we are so grateful."

Tracie Hamilton, wife, mother, humanitarian, and Haiti activist
Scott Hamilton, husband, father, cancer activist, and Olympic gold medalist

"Scripture tells us 'in this world you will have trouble' (John 16:33). I'm thankful that God has Sissy Goff in this world to come alongside girls and young women where they are as worriers and grow them gracefully with grit into warriors--encouraged and strengthened in spirit for all that will come their way."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, daughter of a King; wife to Tim; mom to Grace, Taylor, and Isaiah; author of Point of View

"The moment I heard my go-to girl expert, Sissy Goff, was writing a book on fear/worry/anxiety, I couldn't wait for it to be published. Countless moms reach out to me, desperate for resources to help their girls become worry-free. In these pages, you will find comfort in knowing not only the reasons why your daughter struggles but also how you can help her. Sissy offers hope you can both move toward. She has hands-on, daily experience counseling families through anxiety, and now that expertise and wisdom is available to you. Even though I'm a mom to four boys, I believe Sissy's work will embolden a generation of girls to stop underestimating themselves and overestimating threats."

Heather MacFadyen, host of the Don't Mom Alone podcast

"I can't think of a single counselor more qualified to write a book on raising worry-free girls than Sissy Goff. Raising Worry-Free Girls is practical, biblical, and extraordinarily helpful. If you read only one book on helping your daughter understand, navigate, and overcome her anxiety, make it this one."

Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free

"I met Sissy weeks after my wife, Wynter, suddenly died. But when I met her, it was if I had known her my entire life. Sissy has the unique ability to guide you and your girl in truth and love, and point you toward the Light."

Jonathan Pitts, president of For Girls Like You Ministries

"Sissy Goff is a gem. Her deep wisdom, compassion, and knowledge help parents of girls navigate the uncertain waters of modern childhood and adolescence. This anxiety epidemic is an urgent issue to address--both in our daughters' lives, as well as our own."

Shannon Millard, wife of Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe

"Girls all around our communities are losing much more than sleep over worry and anxiety. They are losing hope, joy, faith, and even the will to live. I wholeheartedly believe this is the book that could change the course of the anxiety epidemic. Parents, let's commit to crushing the Worry Monster for the next generation!"

Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle and the Treasured Study (for tween girls and moms)


The Author

  1. Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP

    Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP

    Sissy Goff, MEd, LPC-MHSP, spends most of her days counseling girls and their families, with the help of her assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. Since 1993, Sissy has worked as the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar...

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