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 founder and Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries, which began in 1985. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Melissa has spoken to various churches and schools across the country, taught graduate courses in counseling adolescents and been a guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States and Canada. She is a popular speaker for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages. Melissa is the author of eight books including her newest book, Are My Kids on Track?, and Raising Girls. When Melissa is not listening, speaking or writing, she’s usually on her bike or playing with Blueberry, her Old English Sheeppuppy, somewhere between Nashville and Kentucky Lake. You can follow her blog at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.
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Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese. She has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee since 1993, with a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. A sought-after speaker for parenting and teacher training events such as d6, MOMcon, and dotMom, Sissy has spoken to thousands of parents, teachers, and girls across the country. Sissy is the author of eight books including her newest book, Are My Kids on Track?, as well as Raising Girls. Sissy is a regular guest and contributor to media shows and publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, ParentLife, and Parenting Teens magazines. You can find her and follow her blog at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.
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DAVID THOMAS, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling (daystarcounseling.com) in Nashville, TN, the co-author of six books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers), a frequent guest on national television and radio, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country. His video curriculum, Raising Boys and Girls: The Art of Understanding the Differences and newest book, Intentional Parenting, are currently available. He recently completed Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, releasing in Spring 2017.
He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can find David giving parenting tips on the blog at www.raisingboysandgirls.com.
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