After a year of living through a pandemic, we are all uncertain, anxious and even a little bit cranky about things going back to normal. As adults, we have a lifetime of practice building coping strategies that work for our individual personalities and lifestyles. But what about our kids?
A year of distance learning, isolation from friends, disruption of routines and continued uncertainty only adds to anxiety they may already feel and not know how to manage. That’s why I invited Sissy Goff on the show today to talk about the state of our kids in a post-pandemic world and how we can better support them.
Since 1993, Sissy has helped girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them be, both as individuals and families. She is a sought-after speaker for parenting events and the author of twelve books, including her latest release for teenage girls, Brave.
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Culturally, we’re just doing too much and moving too fast. And kids are often getting the brunt of that unintentionally from us as adults.
For adolescents, so much life for them comes from peers. The loneliness really immediately started impacting them in a very different way.
Anxiety is an overestimation of the problem and an underestimation of ourselves.
Anxiety is the most prevalent condition among kids but it’s also the most treatable.
When we can come up with a name for anxiety, it loses its power.
I want to host Bible study but I didn’t go to seminary, is it okay that I host one? (45:13)
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