In The News

See where Sarah’s been quoted or mentioned recently.


Atlanta Journal-Constitution (January 17, 2018): Parents, here’s how to survive school being cancelled again,”

Huffington Post Canada (June 28, 2017):  “The 10 Best Compliments for Kids That Aren’t ‘Pretty’ or ‘Handsome,’”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June 27, 2017): “9 fun ways for kids to avoid the ‘summer slide,’”

Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast (April 26, 2017): “A Mom to Many” from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!. Listen below…

About Sarah Hamaker and Parent Coach Nova

Interviews & Appearances


Other Places To Find Sarah’s Writing

Explore The

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.

Your Content Goes Here, Your Content Goes Here

The Secret to Calmer Mornings

Are your mornings peaceful—or do they resemble a motor speedway? If you want to restore peace and harmony to your mornings, then sign up for my email list and receive my free “The Secret to Calmer Mornings” tip sheet.