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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.

"You’ve Got This" with Sarah Hamaker

A podcast to encourage and equip moms along their parenting journey.

Coming soon! Join me each week on my “You’ve Got This” podcast. I’ll interview moms like you about the challenges, joys and rewards of raising kids. Parenting might be hard sometimes, but don’t worry—you’ve got this.

"You’ve Got This" with Sarah Hamaker

A podcast to encourage and equip moms along their parenting journey.

Coming soon!

Sept. 29th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: Did You Say Something?

Are you tired of repeating yourself when talking to your kids? Do you think your child has a hearing problem when it comes to listening to your instructions? This biblically based, heart-based approach to parenting seminar will help moms learn how to get their kids to listen the first time.

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Sept. 29th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: Did You Say Something?

Oct. 20th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: But I’m NOT Gonna Do It!

What can a parent do when punishments seem to have little or no impact on a child's behavior? This biblically based, heart-based approach to parenting seminar will help moms and dads understand the purpose of consequences and how to use them effectively to reach their children's hearts.

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Oct. 20th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at The Heart-Based Approach to Parenting: But I’m NOT Gonna Do It!

Oct. 24th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at the Good & Mad Workshop: Helping Kids Overcome Their Anger From a Biblical Perspective

Is one child disrupting your entire household because of his or her anger? Are you tired of dealing with this particular child's anger issues over and over again? The Good & Mad: Helping Kids Overcome Their Anger From a Biblical Perspective will help Christian parents identify the core issue with their “problem child,” and provide proven techniques to bring immediate relief to the entire household.

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Oct. 24th | Fairfax, Va.

Meet Sarah in person at the Good & Mad Workshop: Helping Kids Overcome Their Anger From a Biblical Perspective

To Believe or Not To Believe—Is That Really the Question?

Q: I spot-check my 15-year-old daughter’s (“Ann”) social media sites—she knows this—and found a posting by her close friend (“Sue”) that contained obscene language. Sue wrote, “I didn’t write that, Ann did.” Thing is, neither one of the talk like that (at least that I’ve ever heard), so it seems

Parenting Basics: “Don’t Get Me Involved”

Grandma was right! There is an easy way and a hard way to raise kids. By and large, today’s parents are choosing the hard way. This series of blogs (posted on Tuesdays) will tackle familiar phrases that used to be commonplace but fell out of favor during the last few

New School Year Resolutions, September 2013

By Sarah Hamaker The start of a school year is similar to the start of a new year. New teachers, new classrooms, sometimes new schools all make September a month of learning new things. With fresh academic year ahead for your children, I propose that parents adopt the following New

Back Tracking

Q: I just started implementing “Teen Proofing” (based on John Rosemond’s book of the same name), and have realized that I micromanaged my 12-year-old horribly. Basically, for the past five years, I’ve been a screaming banshee with him. Through family therapy, I’ve regained control of my yelling, but my question

A Hoot and a Holler

Have you ever yelled at your kids? That’s something that every parent (including me!), no matter how well-behaved their kids are, has done. But if you do it on a daily or hourly basis, that’s a lot of frustration—more than you should have as a parent. Most of us shout

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.