Parent Coach Nova2019-11-08T17:53:30+00:00

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

Let’s Talk About Sex With Our Kids (Episode 59)

“For most of us, it's weird to talk with our kids about sex because we don't have good models for it. Most of our parents didn't do a good job if they did it at all,” Jill says. “It's an inherently awkward topic, … everybody's anxious, both parents and kids. Another thing that makes this hard is sometimes we’re not clear on what our personal values are or not being comfortable articulating that. So it's a sort of hot mess of anxiety, that of course we want to avoid.”

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Teaching Kids Gratitude (Episode 58)

“It’s conscious parenting … to help [our kids] learn the importance of these things,” Jewell says. “It’s conscious parenting to stop and realize I need to help my kids develop gratitude.”

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The Importance of Self-Care for Moms (Episode 57)

“We give so much of ourselves to our husbands, our family, our children, even our extended family, our siblings, our parents. We’re caring for everybody and we always tend to put ourselves last,” Kerry said. “I really want to highlight the importance of making ourselves a priority. It’s really important for our mental state of mind just to stay healthier and happier. It makes everything just flow better when we take good care of ourselves.”

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Why We Should Put Our Marriage Above Our Kids (Episode 56)

“It’s really hard especially for moms because it’s hard to put our own needs first and the kids are kind of like the squeaky wheels—so they get the grease. It’s easy to really neglect ourselves and our adult relationship with each other,” Rivka said. “I think for a lot of us, it’s hard to be in a relationship because it takes commitment and understanding and it’s just easier to distract ourselves with the kids and be busy so that we don’t even have time for each other,” Shlomo added.

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Co-Parenting Without Strife (Episode 55)

“Co-parenting is even harder because you don’t have the benefit of just doing things on the fly. You have to be a lot more intentional. It takes more time and effort,” Paige says. “Ask the questions, foster curiosity, and then be the one who’s looking for the solutions and offering those up instead of trying to always make your case and being like two attorneys and just fighting for your cause.”

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When a Child’s Frustration Spills Over

We’ve forgotten as a society that children are drama factories, and often blow things way out of proportion. Sometimes, those kids express violent thoughts concerning themselves, such as wanting to die. This mom wonders how to handle both her young son’s frustration and his occasional self-harm talk. I’m not sure

How to Start Chores

A mom wakes up to realize she’s been doing entirely too much around the house and that it’s time for her three young children to step up in the chore department. Her question revolves around how to implement chores and what to do if the child in question refuses to

Don’t Get Me Involved

Most moms are over-involved in their children's lives, but that's not healthy for mom or kids. Don't get me involved encourages kids to solve their own problems. In this week’s video, I talk about why we should let our kids figure things out on their own.

Halting the Helicopter Blades

We all want to protect our children, but we need to take care that our actions don’t overstep and become micromanagement. The easiest way to derail your parenting is to become a helicopter parent. In this week’s video, I give three questions to ask to see if you’re a micromanager.

Managing One-on-One Time

Kids need attention, especially from mom and dad. But we often don’t know how much attention is appropriate because some kids desire 24/7 attention from a parent while some kids don’t crave much interaction at all. Here’s how to strike a good balance between one-on-one time with kids and avoiding

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.