Parent Coach Nova 2019-04-03T12:49:15+00:00

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Joyful Parenting

Has the thought “I didn’t sign up for this” ever crossed your mind? You’re not alone! So many parents had great expectations and ideals about what family life would be—then came reality. Between the sleepless nights, eating battles, and temper tantrums of the early years to the eye-rolling, backtalk, and all-out wars of the preteen and teenage years, somewhere alone the line, things fell out of step. I’m here to help you get back on track, or start out right in the first place. Daily, we are bombarded by parenting fads and well-meaning friends whose advice and strategies don’t work in the long run. But there’s a secret to joyful parenting, and it starts with a tried-and-true parenting philosophy rooted in the Bible. I’m here to offer quick tips and lifelong strategies that help you rediscover your leadership role in the home with God at the forefront, ultimately transforming your parenting and your home. There is a joy in parenting. I’ll help you discover it.

 

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You’ve Got This

Sarah’s parenting podcast

Preventing Swagger with Mike Smart (Episode 28)

“I think parents also need training, such as learning to bite their tongue when their child doesn’t have a good game, when a referee doesn’t make a good call, when their child doesn’t get to play much,” Mike said. “When you don’t, you show your priorities to your child that you value sports over everything else.”

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Clearing Away the Clutter (Episode 27)

“I recommend thinking about what you’re bringing in to your house when you’re at the store with a cart full of things,” Darla said. “You’ll be bringing it out on trash day, a month from now when things are broken, it might be six months from now when kids are growing out of those clothes, or it might be six years from now when you finally get around to decluttering the baby toys. But at some point, that bag you brought in from the store it has to leave your house. If you have that realization up front, it will start to change your buying behavior, and your gifting behavior.”

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Hope for the Angry Kid with Tricia Goyer (Episode 26)

“Our child will naturally know how to hit our buttons,” Tricia said. “They want to make us mad because when they can get us angry, they win because it shifts from being about her and her anger to me and my anger. If you’re angry, then she’s the victim, and we’re apologizing and explaining our actions.”

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Being a Woman of Mystery (Episode 25)

f all we do as women is to be a mother 24/7, catering always to our families without ever doing anything for ourselves, we aren’t painting a very attractive picture of adulthood for our children. Please don’t misunderstand me—mothering is an integral part of our calling. But we must take care that mothering doesn’t become the only part of our calling or of our day-to-day lives.

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Launching Your Child Into Adulthood (Episode 24)

“The college admissions scandal demonstrates what happens when you don’t do that well. Every person that you look at is the sum total of their decisions. When you don’t start making good decisions early, your foundation can be shaky,” Frowsa’ said. “There’s a difference between raising children and raising adults, and I think for a lot of parents, they are busy raising children, so when those kids get to be adult age they still have to treat them as children.”

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A Hoot and a Holler

Let’s face it—we all yell at our kids sometimes! Whether it’s in frustration or anger, raising our voices at our children doesn’t make them or us feel good. In this week’s #ThursdayThoughts video, I share some ways to help us stop the yelling before it begins.

Imperfection in a Perfect World

Do we live in a perfect world? Seems pretty obvious we don’t, yet many of us parent as if we reside in a land where everything is just so. Our children never make mistakes, our homes look Instagram-worthy, and our child rearing decision are always spot on. Only life isn’t

Free Doesn’t Always Mean Free

When we don’t deal with something right away when it comes to our kids, we’re just kicking the pain of the “payment” down the road. By electing for convenience’s sake to let the small issues slide, we set ourselves up for a bigger headache down the road. Being consistent in

Bully or Boyish Behavior?

Trying to figure out whether a child is being bullied or not--or is bullying someone else--is one of the hardest things for a parent to figure out. In this week's #ThursdayThoughts, I answer a question from a parent about how to help her son handle a child who won't leave

Should You Plan Your Child’s Life?

Planners are wonderful for keeping us organized, but we should be careful we don't take things too far when it comes to planning our child's life. In this week's #ThursdayThoughts, I talk the importance of keeping our plans to ourselves.

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.