Happiness in the Midst of Bad Circumstances (Episode 94)

Happiness in the Midst of Bad Circumstances (Episode 94)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Dr. Derwin Gray, author of The Good Life. Derwin is the founder and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, S.C.. Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have been married since 1992 and have two adult children. After graduating from...[ read more ]

Is This Normal? The Teen Years Edition (Episode 93)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I answer listener questions about teens, those kids between the ages of 15 and 19. If you have a question about your child, please write to me at parentcoachnova@gmai.com. The teenage years don’t have to be feared. Instead, parents should embrace the opportunity to move into a mentor relationship with their teens. On this...[ read more ]

How to be a Strong Parent in Uncertain Times (Episode 92)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I chat with Sharon Lamberth, an educator whose career has spanned over 30 years.  She has served as a home-hospital instructor, elementary school classroom teacher, curriculum facilitator, assistant principal and principal.  Sharon holds multiple degrees, the first of which focused on early childhood education. She understands the importance of the early years and the...[ read more ]

How to Have a Good Day (Episode 91)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Kaye Wilson, a certified leadership parenting coach, former homeschooler. Kaye has served both as a teacher and headmaster of a classical Christian school in Oklahoma City. She came to motherhood with an expectation that her kids would be like she was—quiet and eager to please. They weren’t. Through trial and error,...[ read more ]

The Risk Factors of Kids, Teens Developing Mental Disorders (Episode 90)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Tracey Maxfield about toxic stress in kids and teens. Tracey is a retired nurse with more than 36 years of experience in gerontology, mental health and dementia care. Tracey has written articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador for the...[ read more ]

Sarah Hamaker on Parenting and Pandemics

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk about parenting with Claude Jennings with WGTS-FM/Washington, D.C. Included are how to handle all the kids at home this summer and how to help our kids get along better. Enjoy!

Is This Normal? The Young Teen Years Edition (Episode 89)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I answer listener questions about young teens, those kids between the ages of 13 and 15. If you have a question about your teen, please write to me at parentcoachnova@gmai.com. Middle school and early high school teens can swing between being a kid and trying to be an adult in the flash of an...[ read more ]

Why Parents Should Focus On Character (Episode 88)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Amy Carney about visioning as parents. Amy is a Leadership Parenting Coach™, author and speaker who writes about intentional parenting and family life on her blog, as well as for various freelance print and online outlets. Amy started Parent on Purpose to create content, products and events to better equip and...[ read more ]

Developing a Good Mother-Daughter Relationship (Episode 87)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh about the sometimes tricky relationships between moms and daughters. Blythe is a literary agent and marketer with more than 20 years of experience in publishing. She has written for Proverbs 31 Ministries, Focus on the Family, Ann Voskamp, Christian Retailing, and she links bloggers with...[ read more ]

The Changing Landscape of Parenting (Episode 86)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Mary Kaarto about how raising kids has changed over the years. Mary is a retired award-winning editor and former freelance writer for the Houston Chronicle. She and her husband enjoy their lives together every day, no matter how exciting or mundane! They have one amazing daughter who is a military wife...[ read more ]




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