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Parent Coach Nova2019-07-10T19:35:03+00:00

 

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Does this sound

Familiar?

“I feel like I’m not doing enough.”

 

“I’ve read all the parenting books and blogs, but I’m overwhelmed about where to start.”

 

“I feel like I don’t have the right strategies in place.”

 

“I don’t want our children’s behavior to get worse—I want it to get better.”

 

Raising kids in the fear and admonition of the Lord is an awesome responsibility. But sometimes, that responsibility can weigh heavily on us. We know our kids should do the right thing without external motivation, but we’re not sure how to teach them.

 

You want to give your kids the best foundation possible.

 

You’re tired of telling them how to act all the time.

 

But you don’t have time to figure out how to build it on your own.

 

Let me give you with the tools and strategies that will ensure a better present—and future—for your family.

 

Take the first step toward the future you’ve always envisioned for your family and book a call with me today.

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You’ve Got This

Sarah’s parenting podcast

Juggling Multiple Children (Episode 38)

“One thing that I think that can really help you to stay sane is to just let our kids be kids. I think that it’s so important for us to remember that their kids,” Lettice says., “We shouldn’t allow them to be disruptive or disrespectful, and they should know there’s a time and place to be silly and crazy. But life is meant to be enjoyed, not to just be lived, and childhood is a really special part of life and it should be a carefree time of life.”

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A Volunteer Family (Episode 37)

“Volunteering is a wonderful way to begin to introduce kids to this idea that there is something bigger than themselves, there is something more than their family, their immediate community, their friends, their school, and that they are part of something larger,” Alexandra says. “I have found that it also led to some really great conversations about big topics with my kids. … We want our children to understand that we live in an interconnected world, and how even small steps, like taking two hours on a Saturday morning to pack meals, can make a significant and positive impact on their larger community.”

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Preparing for Vacation with Kids (Episode 36)

“You’ve got to know what you’re going to do to know what you need to pack and what you need to bring, and how you need to pack it,” says Melanie. “I know that sounds so silly, but you can make your stay wherever you are headed so much more convenient and organized if you just plan ahead.”

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TV Ratings and Kids (Episode 35)

“Whenever possible, I would strongly encourage families to watch together,” Melissa says. “I think too that it’s easy for us to err on the side of thinking our kids are more mature emotionally than they are or better able to handle or cope with what they see. And remember that no system is 100% foolproof, and nothing takes the place of just being there and being able to help your child work through what they are seeing onscreen.”

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Getting Your Kids to do Chores (Episode 34)

Overall, remember that chores aren’t only about getting things cleaned or accomplished—it’s about learning tasks, contributing to the family, and working together for everyone’s good. When we keep the bigger picture in mind, we will have more success in having our kids do chores.

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Lollygagging Around

How can you motivate a girl who prefers to take things super slow? Read my answer on what your options are when it comes to a child who’s slow to complete tasks. Q: My 7-year-old daughter has a perfect word that describes her actions towards her home school and chores,

Taming Toddlers

Contrary to popular belief, toddlers don't have to be terrible! Watch for my five key toddler taming tactics. Don’t use contractions. Toddler proof your house. Sleep is key. Containment works best. Say yes more than you say no.

Shy Butterfly

When did being shy become a liability? In today’s extroverted world, we immediately get concerned when a child doesn’t seem to like being around other kids or doesn’t have many friends. But we’ve forgotten that a shy, introverted child can make his or her way in the world just fine.

Bedlam at Bedtime

Having a child refuse to go to sleep or even stay in their room at night can cause great anxiety in parents, especially when the child is young. But using a little commonsense and a dose of patience can get you through the bedtime battles. Q: My 3-year-old is a

We Interrupt This Conversation

Teaching kids to stay quiet when they’re bursting to say something can be challenging, but not impossible. I also give tips on helping your kids learn how to be a good conversationalist here.

School Year Resolutions for Parents

This year, I will support my student by …

 

• Not micromanaging homework. • Enforcing technology curfews. • Insisting on a schedule with plenty of free time.