Why use a parenting coach?

As a mom of four kids, I’m no stranger to frustration. As a certified Leadership Parenting™ coach through the John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Institute and a trained biblical parenting coach, I hear about it and see it firsthand every day: The toddler who just won’t stay in bed no matter how many times Mom tucks her in. The preteen who rolls his eyes when Dad asks him to empty the dishwasher. The middle child who won’t get along with her siblings.

But there’s a better way to parent—and I’m here to help you learn quick tips for immediate relief, as well as a lifelong parenting philosophy rooted in the Bible and in tried-and-true techniques.

A parenting coach guides you through a process that helps you identify and discuss bad parenting—and learn how to fix it. Whether you are seeking a solution to a single problem, such as a disobedient or willful child, or taking back your house after years of letting your children rule the roost, I come alongside you to guide you to establishing successful behaviors to transform your parenting and your home. Along the way, you’ll also rediscover your leadership role in the home with God at the forefront.

In short, I help both couples and single parents become better parents.

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About Sarah Hamaker and Parent Coach Nova

I use two successful models in my coaching, blending the two for a commonsense, loving and practical approach to child rearing: Leadership Parenting™ and biblical parenting principles from the National Center for Biblical Parenting. It’s a traditional approach to child-rearing, one that rejects the latest parenting fads to instead focus on raising self-reliant, self-confident and respectful adults.

  • Leadership Parenting™ puts control of the house where it belongs—in the hands of the parents—by helping you learn (or relearn) decisiveness, minimal explanations and clear boundaries through positive and affirmative assistance.
  • Biblical parenting is a heart-based, God-focused approach that guides you to teach your children to unlock the secrets of their own hearts in order to grow in their self-knowledge and, more importantly, in their walk with God. By focusing on the inner life of your child rather than the outer obedience, the parent will have more success in guiding their child to better behavior and better choices. The ideal result is a child grounded not in good behavior, but in a softer heart fully attuned to God.

Not only have I seen this blended approach work in countless families I’ve helped over the years, but also in my own life. Growing up, I paid attention to the strategies my parents used as they took in more than 40 foster children during my teen and college years, where I was blessed to experience firsthand how traditional parenting worked with a myriad of children from different backgrounds. Today, I’m a mother to four preteen and teenage girls and boys, and my husband and I know what it means to apply biblical-leadership parenting in real world situations. I’ve made it my life’s passion to help other parents do the same, whether through coaching, speaking, books and other resources.

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Benefits to this approach

Explore this site to learn more about how my approach translates into practice through books, articles, webinars and more, or reach out to learn more about how I can help you as a biblical-leadership parenting coach . I also offer an explanation of various discipline methods you can use in your own home.


Here are things a few of my clients have shared about my coaching assistance

I love the tools that I’ve learned over these weeks with the biblical parent coaching program and have appreciated the way this program is super positive. This helped me see how my seven-year-old son is very reachable—before, I really felt like he was unreachable. This program taught me how to reach him and to reconnect with him.

Carol, Connecticut,

We are extremely grateful for the help Sarah has given us in coaching our four children with the background of a Christian worldview. She was able to quickly assess the primary problems and then gave us practical ideas to help our children in their specific areas of need. We have seen significant improvement in many areas but especially in the area of helping our kids deal with anger. I would highly recommend Sarah to any parent!

Greg & Lianna

Sarah was so easy to work with, very genuine and flexible. She related the strategies personally with examples from her own children and household. We highly recommend working with Sarah.

Frank & Tracy,

We were very encouraged by the progress our high-spirited 8-year-old son made through Sarah’s coaching. The methods she uses is grounded in Scripture and balances well the authority of the parent with the emotional needs of the child. Sarah’s experiential wisdom, practical advice and encouragement aided us in restoring peace to our home. The confidence we gained working with Sarah continues to reap benefits in our parenting style. Thank you Sarah!

Jason & Amy,

Sarah provides practical, easy-to-follow, concrete strategies to frazzled parents, and, best of all, hope. She helped us troubleshoot when the grand plan didn’t go as planned, which happens, and managed to do all of this in a calm, compassionate, non-judgmental manner. She usually signs off with some version of, “You’ve got this” or “You can do this,” and there were days when those words meant everything to me, even when I didn’t believe them myself. Looking back at the changes that have taken place since we worked with Sarah, I’m beginning to think she was right!


I was at my wit’s end with my three-year-old son, who had started challenging me at every turn. I reached out to Sarah for guidance on establishing a bedtime routine that did not involve my son getting up every five minutes. Sarah offered me a tried-and-true, practical solution that empowered him with the option of taking control of the situation. He quickly learned that if he opted to get out of bed more than once that there would be a consequence for his actions.

–Tenille, Pennsylvania,

The thought of potty training my son was daunting. I checked out some books from the library on potty training, but after reading them, realized the advice given within was not very sound (who has heard of a toddler being attached to his bowel movement and why should I stop the process of potty training once I’ve started, as suggested by T. Berry Brazelton?!). I was fortunate to discuss potty training with Sarah and was so happy to hear that it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. On her recommendation, I read through John Rosemond’s Toilet Training Without Tantrums in several hours, bought a potty seat that evening, and potty trained my son in a couple weeks. I am so glad I had Sarah’s commonsensical yet empowering advice to help me with potty training.

Jeanine, Virginia

Sarah definitely had a way of calming my nerves and emotions. Her explanations, real-life experience, guidance and practical suggestions really helped me gain my confidence as a mother back. I recommend her to all parents. I am so thankful to God for the opportunity to work with her.

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