Modern Parents Vintage Values: Instilling Character in Today’s Kids (Revised & Updated) by Sissy Goff & Melissa Trevathan, and both are certified counselors.
Goff and Trevathan’s purpose in writing this book to address the issues parents struggle with the most when it comes to raising children.
Examples of these issues are technology, disrespect, entitlement, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, etc.
Not only that, the authors teach parents “how to cultivate kindness, gratitude, integrity, responsibility, and more.”
This book is broken into three parts, and includes quotes from authors, lists, suggestions for parents, children, and teach steps of application at the end of each chapter. As you can imagine, this book is highly supported by research and sources.
This book is also highly recommended by authors, professors, speakers, and actress Candace Cameron Bure.
I admire the authors’ mission to help parents by teaching how to instill “true, foundational, vintage values, built on faith and hope in Jesus Christ.”
The authors are passionate and offer a practical and professional perspective for parents to reference. They offer helpful, specific advice.
This advice is applicable and organized to each stage of childhood and adolescence.
Primarily, this book is encouraging to struggling parents and gives them valuable tools in their parenting tool box.
I highly recommend this valuable parenting resource, for whatever stage of life your kids are in.
About the Authors
Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling and the Director of Summer Programs at Daystar since 1993. She also has been a guest on television and radio programs across the United States and in Canada.
A sought after speaker to parents and girls of all ages, Sissy is also a regular speaker at LifeWay’s You and Your Girl events. She has written for CCM Magazine, ParentLife magazine, and a variety of other periodicals.
She and Melissa Trevathan coauthored The Back Door to Your Teen’s Heart, Raising Girls, Mirrors and Maps, and Growing Up Without Getting Lost.
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 now founder and Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries that began in 1985.
Melissa has spoken across the country, including teaching graduate courses in counseling adolescents and has been a guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States and in Canada.
She coauthored The Back Door to Your Teen’s Heart, Raising Girls, Mirrors and Maps, and Growing Up Without Getting Lost. She is a regular speaker at LifeWay’s You and Your Girl events as well as a popular speaker for parents and kids of all ages.