Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E29 The Parents of Daystar

By Jessica Wolstenholm

Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan as they chat with their very own parents about vintage values and what modern parents can learn from those who have gone before.

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Vintage Values Kids Need Today:

Respect for others.

Time outside.

Keeping a sense of humor.

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You can learn so many things about your children by watching a movie or reading a book and talking to them about it. David Thomas’ dad, Monty

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Books and Movies to Spark Conversations with Kids:

The Wizard of Oz

To Kill a Mockingbird

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Little Engine that Could


Harry Potter

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What is something you loved when you were a kid?

Sissy’s Dad, Bob Goff: 

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys mysteries

Little House on the Prairie 

The Waltons

Radio shows


Melissa’s Mom, Margaret:

Visting New Harmony, IN which is where I got my love of the arts.


David’s Dad, Monty:

I Love Lucy night

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What do you wish you had known as a young parent?

Melissa’s Mom, Margaret:

It’s important to recognize our kids’ different personalities and to support their unique development.


David’s Dad, Monty:

I would have said ‘no’ to other people more so I could have more time with my kids. 


Sissy’s Dad, Bob Goff:

I would have talked about things on a deeper level with my girls.

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What would you say to today’s weary, discouraged parents?

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Through the good times and bad times, just love your kids. Unconditionally. David Thomas’ dad, Monty

Give more praise. Build kids up as much as possible. Melissa’s mom, Margaret

Be a good example for your kids and the rest will work itself out. Sissy’s dad, Bob