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Parent Coach Nova2019-05-15T16:56:18+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

Bouncing Back From Parenting Fails (Episode 32)

“Some days, I’m an incredible entrepreneur, an incredible business owner, and a terrible mom. Sometimes, I’m a great mom and a terrible business owner, and that’s just because it doesn’t balance out,” Hope says. “One of my favorite quotes is that we expect women to work like they don’t have children and to raise children as if they don’t work.”

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A Little Work on the Side (Episode 31)

“My go-to advice is not to overthink it because for a lot people, they end up talking themselves out of starting,” said Stacy. “So many times, I stand with the moms at my daughter’s school, and they say, ‘I’ve thought about doing this for years, and I really want to do this someday.’ But there’s always a reason why now is not the right time. However, there will never be the perfect time.”

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Blessing Your Child (Episode 30)

“Our kids all want to feel seen, heard, known, respected and validated,” says Tiffany. “Our kids are raw material to be molded so our constant expectation that they’re going to be perfect is always a disappointment to us because that’s is not who they are. And neither are we.”

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Why Kids Leave Church (Episode 29)

“Seventy percent of children stop attending church when they graduate from high school, which is just an unbelievable and heart-breaking number. A decade later, only half of those had returned to church,” Susan says. “What they’ve found is that these are mainly children of what the studies called nominal Christians. Those who go to church, drop their kids off, say a prayer at meal time, but other than that, God is not important. If we are not modeling behavior that church is important, prayer is important, Bible study time is important, our children are not likely to follow in our footsteps. The parents who are not practicing what they preach are the ones who are more likely to have their children leave the faith after high school.”

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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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The Early Bird Drives Parents Crazy

Let’s face it—we love our sleep as parents! Once our kids get past the infant/toddler stage, we expect sleep to not become an issue. But that’s not always the case, as this mom writes about her seven-year-old son who is an super-early riser. Q: Our seven-year-old son has always been

Grumble Bunny

When our kids complain, we sometimes react the wrong way. This reader questions how to counter a five year old’s negative attitude. Q: Our five-year-old son often has a negative attitude, but in the past few weeks has taken a turn for the worse. He regularly grumbles and complains throughout

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace

When your kids have trouble getting along, use the almost magical Do Not Disturb the Family Peace method to bring back order. You can also order your own PDF version for 99 cents.  

Backtracking Hasty Schooling Decision

At times, we make a decision for our children in the moment that seems good, but turns out to be not-so-hot. It takes a grownup to have the resolve to change our mind—even when it comes to school. Q: I homeschool my 13-year-old son. We are fairly new to our

Lessons From Russia Ball

Should we always follow our lists or give ourselves freedom to go with the moment? How to Play Russia Ball 1. Toss ball up and catch (1 time) 2. Toss ball up, let it bounce once, and catch (2 times) 3. Toss ball up, clap hands three times and catch

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.