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We can help any child, any age, deal with any problem using a heart-based approach and watch miracles happen.
“I love the tools that I’ve learned over these weeks, and have appreciated the way this program is super positive. This helped me see that my son is reachable—before, I really felt like he was unreachable. This program taught me how to reach him and how to reconnect with him.”
—Mother of a seven year old who had a severe anger problem (trained by Sarah Hamaker)

The following people have been trained personally by Dr. Scott Turansky. Each one has credentials to work with parents and they have gone through an intensive eight week training program to understand a heart-based approach to parenting. Miracles happen in the lives of families when they implement this approach. No matter whom you choose, you as a parent will also need access to the Parent Portal Website that gives you instructional videos, handouts, downloads, forms, and ideas for working with your child. Your discounted rate is $50 by obtaining a code from your coach. Each of the coaches have different rates and have various specialties. If you're interested in being trained as a coach, you can learn more about that training here.

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Dr. Scott Turansky
Dr. Turansky coaches parents personally all over the US usually on the phone.
Description: Dr. Turansky trains coaches in an intensive 80 hour training program. He also also accepts clients himself. If you don't know whether it's best to work with him or one of the coaches below, then you can email Dr. Turansky now with a brief description of your situation. He will refer you to one of the coaches below or guide you to the best solution for you. If you want Dr. Turansky to be your coach then you can click on the button here. When you pay for the program, he will work with you to choose the best start date for you within the next few weeks. If you have any questions about the program, please contact him as well. We want to equip you with the tools to strengthen your family as soon as possible. Change takes work but that work pays off in huge ways.
Specialty: All kids and families
Cost: $695
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Ed Miller
Ed Miller works for the National Center for Biblical Parenting in New Jersey and coaches people on the phone all over the US.
Description: Ed has been using a heart based approach in his work with children and young people for several years. He worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship mentoring college students for 30 years and has been a youth baseball coach for over 20 years. He loves helping parents develop new and powerful strategies to address disrespect, defiance, bad attitudes, and a host of challenges they face with their young people. Ed also has a heart for single parents, supporting them in their parenting. He is a certified trainer and coach for the National Center for Biblical Parenting.
Specialty: Challenging Teens and Older Elementary Age
Cost: $450
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Jim Hutson
Jim Hutson works in person with parents in or near Avon, Ohio or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: He has a bachelors degree in Family Life Education from Concordia University Ann Arbor and is currently working on his masters degree in Family Studies. It’s during that program that he took the intensive parent coaching program offered by Dr. Scott Turansky who is an adjunct professor there. He is a single father of two teens with special needs. He is a certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Provisional through the National Council on Family Relations.
Specialty: He loves to work with single parent families and those with children with special needs in addition to traditional families.
Cost: $300
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Bonnie Rutkowski
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Bonnie Rutkowski works in person with parents in or near El Paso, TX or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: She is a stay-at-home mother of four and homeschools her kids. She is also a breastfeeding counselor and studying IBCLC while working on her Masters Degree in Family Life Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. She has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents work with infants and preschool children. Significant problems become evident in young kids that can be addressed early with heart-based solutions.
Specialty: She helps parents develop action plans for infants and preschool children.
Cost: $300
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John Skelly
John Skelly works in person with parenting in or near Sedalia, Missouri or on the phone.
Description: He has a blended family with five kids (3 teen girls, 1 Kindergarten girl, 1 toddler boy), some who deal with special needs. He has an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor degree in Christian Leadership, and will have a Master of Divinity from Liberty University at the end of 2016. He has worked as a parent educator and an Early Childhood staff trainer for 10 plus years. He has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents move from surviving to thriving. Biblical Parenting is a journey that is worthwhile as you seek to help your child grow in their faith and maturity. Parenting is a journey, Biblical parenting helps to provide a framework for that journey.
Specialty: He love to work with blended families and traditional families, school age and preschool children.
Cost: $300
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Sarah Hamaker
Sarah Hamaker coaches parents in person in and around Fairfax VA or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: In addition to being a parent coach through the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program, she’s also a certified Leadership Parenting Coach™. Sarah lives in Fairfax, Va., with her husband and four children. Sarah guides parents in seeing how a heart-based approach can help parents teach their 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. Sarah blogs about parenting on her website, and her articles on parenting have appeared on Crosswalk.com and in the Washington Post’s On Parenting blog. She’s also one of the featured parent coaches on www.parentguru.com. Her book Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City) is available now.
Specialty: I work with all kinds of families
Cost: $300
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Angela Duval
Angela Duval coaches parents using the heart based approach and has a passion for serving all families. She does this over the phone, through email, Skype, GoToMeeting, and any other online tool to connect.
Description: Angela has her Master’s Degree in Counseling and has experience working with families in crisis as well as teens who have been found delinquent by the court system. She has experience as a school counselor for elementary age children and understands the needs of children and families in this stage of life. She has a passion for helping families form an action plan for change through their most difficult challenges of family life. Angela is married to her high school sweet heart and has two children. She has a child with ADD and understands the complexity this can add to the day to day routine. Angela has been in ministry for over 10 years and it is her desire to make an impact on every family the Lord brings her way.
Specialty: All kids and families, families with children who have ADD or ADHD, Families with delinquent teens or youth, Families with children ages 5-12 dealing with problems at school, families who have a special needs child (she has an uncle with down syndrome).
Cost: $300
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Ron Elwardt
Ron Elwardt coaches parents in person in or near Phoenix, AZ or on the phone.
Description: Ron is a father to two adult girls, and a grandfather to four including two foster children. His life work has always been centered around children and their families. He taught Elementary school for three years, directed a summer Bible camp for 7 years, and has served for 27 years as Pastor to Children and Families at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, AZ. Ron has received a B.A.Ed from Wheaton College, and M.S. Ed from Northern Illinois University, and a MDiv from Western Seminary, Phoenix, as well as completing training from Peacemaker Ministries as well as the parent coaching training from the NCBP. Ron’s passion is to see families renewed and flourishing in the life of Jesus Christ.
Specialty: Equipping parents with biblical perspectives and strategies that encourage God-empowered heart change in all family members.
Cost: $395
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Catherine Chan
Catherine Chan coaches parents in greater Seattle, WA, including areas on the Eastside and in Tacoma. She can meet in person, online or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Catherine has a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Learning Design. She has a passion for designing instructional materials for parenting training. She teaches parenting classes at local churches, and has more than 20 years of experience in children and family ministries. She has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and is committed to help parents learn about the heart-based parenting approach. She focuses on addressing heart issues and building relationship. She helps parents create strategies and action plans to develop their children’s character qualities, self-motivation and independent thinking. Her ultimate mission is to help parents build a God-centered family that loves God and honors each other.
Specialty: She loves to work with families with children ages 4-18. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Cost: $300
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Kelly Lemont
Kelly Lemont coaches from Markdale, Ontario Canada or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Kelly and her husband have been in full time ministry since graduating from Bible College in the early 90’s. They have been blessed with 9 children, a son-in-law and beautiful granddaughter. Along their journey of homeschooling for 20 plus years they have also been able to be involved with foster care. She has additional training with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship and The Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors. Having experienced loss, Kelly also has a heart for grieving families and those facing extended illnesses with the unique challenges these bring to parenting.
Specialty: All children and families
Cost: $300
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Erica Cole
Erica Cole works in person with parents in or near Clermont, Florida or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Erica is married with two children (boys). She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology. She has experience as a School Counselor in secondary education, children ages ranging from 10-16 years. She has worked with many children and families with various backgrounds and needs. Erica has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching program with Dr. Turansky. Her goal is to empower parents to develop a plan, using the tools and strategies as outlined in the heart based approach. She looks forward to praying with you and for your family as you work together to look at the heart of your child to bring about lasting change.
Specialty: All children and famiies
Cost: $300
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Shirley Chu
Shirley Chu coaches parents in person in greater Seattle, WA or on the phone.
Description: Shirley received her Master of Divinity from Christian Witness Theological Seminary in California, and Doctor of Ministry from China Evangelical Seminary in Taiwan wth a focus on Pastoral Counseling. She has over 20 years of experiences in church and family ministry. She has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents learn about the heart-based parenting approach. Parenting is a "heart" work, it's also a hard work and a faith journey. She has a passion to walk alongside parents and provide strategies and action plans to develop their children's character qualities and self-motivation. Her mission is to help families building relationship and grow in the life of Jesus Christ. Shirley is a step mom of 3 teenage boys.
Specialty: She loves to work with stepfamilies and traditional families, school age and preschool children. She speaks English and Mandarin.
Cost: $300
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Steve Harrier
Stephen Harrier coaches parents in person in the Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR area and on the internet (prefer Skype) for those outside these areas.
Description: Drawing upon over 40 years in the ministry, including serving as a pastor, as a chaplain for troubled teens and children, and as a famiily/marriage counsler, Steve brings a biblical, practical, and compassionate heart-based approach to assisting parents to develop healthy and thriving relationships. He stresses the hope that we all have to make changes in our thinking and actions that can lead to a transformation in family life. Steve received his Master's Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and completed his classroom work towards a doctoral degree at Denver Seminary. Along with his wife, Claudia, he presents parenting seminars on behalf of the the National Center for Biblical Parenting. The Harriers consider themselves privileged, humbled, and challenged as they endeavor to build into the lives of their grown children and their 4 grandchildren, as well as into the lives of all those whom God brings their way.
Specialty: Steve especially enjoys working with families who have older elmentary school-aged children and teens.
Cost: $320
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Pamela Schoettler
Pamela Schoettler works with parents and grandparents in the Seattle/Tacoma Washington area in person and on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Pamela has been involved in services for children and families for decades thru Early Childhood Education, Care and Administration and in Children’s Ministry and Community Service for age 0 thru 6th grade. She considers it a privilege to guide families to identify the truth in their challenges and reach beneficial goals. She combines her experience with her AA in Early Childhood Ed. & Administration, a BA in Leadership & Christian Studies, her Children’s Ministry Certificate, her Parent Life Coaching Certificate, her Crisis Pregnancy Coaching & Care Certificate, and the NCBP Parent Coach Training along with 10 years as a Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Mentor to parents through Care Net Pregnancy and Family Ministry. She is also a live presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. She empowers parents with heart based principles teaching them life skills while enhancing relationship at the same time. She has raised her own two children (with her husband of 40+ years) and continues in her role as grandmother to her two young granddaughters. She helps families develop personalized action plans. She has a wide base of experience but finds that “Biblical Parenting” offers parents the primary foundations for their journey as a family to grow together..
Specialty: Pamela works with traditional families, families with special needs kids and their siblings, Home Schoolers, Day Care Providers and families with teachers and ministry leaders. She also works with teen parents and families that have been affected by generational addictions.
Cost: $300
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Anne Burgess
Anne Burgess coaches parents using the heart based approach and has a passion for serving all families. She does this in person in the greater Richmond, VA area or over the phone, through email, Skype, FaceTime and FaceBook video.
Description: Anne is a mother to two (a son and a daughter), and a grandmother to six including three adopted children. In addition to being a registered nurse, Anne is a pastor’s wife of 38 years and has focused her ministry in the areas of children and women, including the deaf and special needs. She is working on national certification as an American Sign Language interpreter. She has a passion in helping people in all areas of their life including, not only parenting, but in health, spirit, finance and emotion.
Specialty: Working with deaf parents or parents with deaf children.
Cost: $300
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Ashley Tarter
Ashley Tarter coaches parents via the phone or in person in Williamsburg, VA or Orlando, FL.
Description: Ashley has used the methodologies of the National Center for Biblical Parenting with her family for the past five years. Having seen remarkable changes, she is confident that it bears good fruit! She views herself as a "peer-mentor," who has been in your shoes! Always empathetic since she's in the trenches too, she enjoys encouraging and blessing other parents with hope for Biblically-based, Spirit-led transformation. One of the aspects of the heart-based approached taught by the NCBP that she appreciates the most is the practical application of Biblical principles. She has homeschooled her 6th grade son for 8 years, and is married to her high school sweetheart of 25 years.
Specialty: Preschool, elementary and middle school age children
Cost: $300
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Shelley Melvin
Shelley Melvin works in person with parents in or near West Chester, PA or on the phone elsewhere
Description: Shelley has worked as a children's ministry director for over 20 years, and was a volunteer for many years before getting her education degree and making kids ministry her life work. She lives in West Chester, PA with her husband, son and daughter. Shelley's heart for working with and coaching parents has continued to grow as her own children have grown (now 16 and 20). She and her husband used the principles from the NCBP while raising their children, and experienced firsthand how effective they are. She has successfully completed the biblical parenting coaching program, and has a passion for taking the guesswork out of Biblical parenting and making it practical, which is what she most values about the NCBP.
Specialty: Families with preschool, elementary and middle school children
Cost: $300
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Michele Barmore
Michele Barmore works in person with families in Sutherland, Nebraska and with others on the phone.
Description: She is a Home Educating mom to 7 children; ages 6-28. Before becoming a fulltime mom she was a Psychiatric Technician and a Nursery Nurse. She has 5 still at home and has also been blessed with 3 grandchildren so far. She has been using a heart based approach to parenting since she read Scott and Joanne's book Eight Secrets to Highly Effective Parenting in 1999. I have seen the blessings of using a heart based approach over the last 17 years. As someone who has used a heart-based approach and continues to do so, she can offer not only hope to parents but usually very specific examples and strategies.
Specialty: Families with children of all ages
Cost: $300
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Tom Bump
Tom Bump Lives outside of Cleveland Ohio and can coach on the phone or will use a variety of online video tools to meet face to face no matter of geography or time zone.
Description: Tom has been married for 30 years to his wife April, and together they have 4 young adult children. They’ve learned a great deal from raising them and would love the opportunity to share the wisdom he’s gained. Tom has completed both the Presenters training for NCBP as well as, the Coaches training. He believes that the Heart-based approach is the best model for creating real change in the lives of children and their parents.
Specialty: All kids and their families.
Cost: $300
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Sylvie Gauthier
Sylvie Gauthier coaches using the Heart Based approach from Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada. She can meet on the phone, online, or in person.
Description: Sylvie has completed the Parenting Coaching Program and has always had a passion to help families. She has also completed the program of Caring for the Heart which is also a heart based approach to help individuals and couples address heart issues. Her mission is to help families have a strong relationship in their homes and to show parents how to pass on their faith to their children and have a God-centered family. She focuses on addressing heart issues and building relationship, helping parents create strategies and action plans to develop their children’s character qualities, self-motivation and independent thinking. Sylvie has been blessed with six children aged from 18 to 28 (two of her children having ADHD) and has three grandchildren aged from 2 to 6. She has worked in the ministry as a pastor’s wife during 7 years. Sylvie has been a Sunday School teacher and has also been a teacher of Bible Study lessons concentrating on family life for women during 5 years.
Specialty: She loves to work with stepfamilies and traditional families, school age and preschool children. She speaks English and French.
Cost: $300
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Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown Coaches parents in person near Denver Colorado and over the phone elsewhere.
Description: Lisa and her husband enjoy living near the Rocky Mountains and homeschooling their two school age kids. She understands the ups and downs of parenting, she has been through several challenging trials with her own two. Lisa has had remarkable success by going through this program for her family and she is excited to help others overcome tough times. She has worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families She has a Bachelors in Social Work ( with family counseling focus), and Early Childhood Education. She's been a teacher, counselor, mentor and coach. She has provided professional care and volunteer support in group homes, detention centers, children’s treatment facilities, children ministries, inner city school settings, child cares, and was a Nanny to several families. Lisa is compassionate, easy to connect with, she will inspire you with success stories, and encouraging words. She believes that this program is for all families and she is willing to Coach any parent who hungers for change.
Specialty: Areas of Interest (specialty) – Children that are age 3 to 12 and struggle with learning disabilities, emotional and behavior problems such as ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, ODD.
Cost: $300
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Missy Tucker
Missy Tucker coaches parents over the phone and in person in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and over the phone elsewhere.
Description: With fifteen years' experience teaching young people ages 5 to 13 in Texas Public Schools, Missy is passionate about helping parents make heart connections with their children. Focusing on practical strategies to strengthen the parent-child relationship, Missy helps parents create and implement individualized plans to develop their child's character and internal motivation to do the right thing. She lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with her husband and son.
Specialty: Families with children ages 3 to 13
Cost: $300
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Dr. Katie Laney
Dr. Katie Laney coaches parents over the phone or via Internet communication tools all over the US.
Description: Dr. Laney and her husband live near Dallas, TX. She serves as the Director of Preschool and Children's Ministries at a local church where she ministers to families and children of all ages (preschoolers, elementary, and preteens). Dr. Laney has served in ministry in various capacities for over ten years. She has a passion for families and the faith formation of children at various ages and stages. Dr. Laney received her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Childhood Educational Ministry with a minor in Foundations, and her Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) with an emphasis in Childhood Ministies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. She received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Studies and Mass Communications form Ouachita Baptist University. She has sucessfully completed the National Center for Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and enjoys coaching parents in the heart approach.
Specialty: All kinds of families
Cost: $300
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Simone Bilson
Simone Bilson has a passion for inspiring vision and coaching parents to implement a heart-based approach to parenting in their homes. She does this in person, over the phone, through email or Skype in South Africa or any other online tools to connect elsewhere.
Description: Simoné is married to Michael for 10 years and they have three boys ages 3, 5 and 7. They have embraced the principles of heart-based parenting in their own family and experienced first hand the wonderful changes this can bring. She has trained through the NCBP to be a live seminar presenter and a Biblical Parenting Coach. She is also a Christian Life Coach. She has been a full-time, part-time and now a work-at-home mom and she understands that raising kids is the toughest job in the world, but when applying these heart-based tools it is also one of the most fulfilling jobs. Coaching parents and helping them change perspectives in their own parenting is very close to her heart. Having worked inside and outside the home she also understands the different challenges of being a working mom. She walks alongside parents who has lost a child and raising other children after this which at times can bring its own emotional challenges as she experienced the loss of having a stillborn baby. It is the most humbling experience being on a journey with other parents and being a part of the changes God brings in their family as they apply these principles and partner with the Holy Spirit to do a work in them.

Simoné is passionate about equipping hearts, inspiring vision and being able to share in other parents’ successes.
Specialty: She helps parents develop a personalized plan applying heart-based principles for all kids and families. She also works with families of children who have learning struggles which brings its unique challenges to everyday family life. She works with families who lost a child.
Cost: $300
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Jessica Bartlow
Jessica Bartlow works in person with parents in or near Rohnert Park, California, coaches on the phone, or uses a variety of online video tools to connect with parents
Description: Jessica lives in Sonoma County, California with her husband of 14 years and their two daughters. She grew up in a family with 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys. She likes helping people achieve the goals that they have for themselves. Jessica believes that people are God's most valued treasure. "He chose to house himself in us, imperfections and all, to show the world his love and acceptance. He loves to see us grow and discover!" God has given Jessica a passion for the work he is doing in her life and the lives of others. Because of this, she has led several small groups in her church and worked one-on-one with individuals interested in breaking free of hurts, habits and hangups in their lives. She has completed the coaching program offered by The National Center for Biblical Parenting and is encouraged by the tools they offer in parenting. She knows from personal experience that God is in the transformation business, how exciting! Jessica believes God wants to guide his children out of fears, destructive habits and complacency and into an engaging, trusting place of victory. She would be honored to come along side you and your family as you attack the current struggles God is walking through with you and your child.
Specialty: Equipping parents with a Biblical perspective and a plan with tools that grow your child's character, help hope to shine through, and build confidence through the HEART work of parenting in all family members.
Cost: $300
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Boomer Roland
Boomer Roland coaches parents in person in the Rapid City, SD area or remotely via phone, FaceTime or other technology.
Description: Boomer is a Children's Pastor, having over 25 years experience working with children, students and families. He has used a heart-based approach with his own children for 16 years. He is most excited about the HOPE that the coaching relationship brings to struggling parents. He brings a mix of humor, personal experience and empathy to the coaching relationship.
Specialty: All families
Cost: $300
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Janette Jones
Janette Jones coaches parents in person in and around Batesville, IN or on the phone from anywhere.
Description: Janette has a degree in Sociology with a double minor in psychology and Christian Education. She has worked with children as a preschool teacher, assistant director and director for 22 years. Then entered the church as a Children’s Coordinator for 22 years, 18 of those at the same church, which allowed her to work with and mentor volunteers, parents and children from birth – 5th grade. One of her major drives was to equip parents to take on the roll of the spiritual trainers for their children as God commands.

"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV)

Janette has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion for seeing families with tools that they can use to help them strive in a heart-based approach, bonding together as a family with God as their source, hope and encourager.

Specialty: She loves to work with families. She has more experience with children ages 2-12, but would be comfortable working with any age.
Cost: $300
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Su Park
Su Park Coaches parents in person in or near Frisco(Dallas), TX and over the phone or via Internet communication tools all over the US.
Description: Su is very passionate about loving God and loving God's people, especially by ministering to parents with children and teens. As a presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting, Su has given many biblical parenting seminars since 2006 at various churches and organizations. She also has been a children's pastor, a teen pastor, and a director of family ministry for over 27 years. Su has a Master's Degree in Family Life Education and Evangelism from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Psychology from UCLA. She has been married to her husband, Samuel for more than 25 years and they have four beautiful children.

Su is very involved with Moms in Prayer International groups and partnering with missionaries to help rescue girls from sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. She believes we all have the calling and the responsibility to raise up the next generation according to God's word, and loves equipping and training parents to fulfill their calling from God. Su has counseled and mentored and taught children of all ages as well as parents, but she always relies on God and His Word and the work of the Holy Spirit to guide her as she works with parents.

Specialty: Works with families and children of all ages. Empowers parents with biblical perspectives, practical tools & strategies, and heart-based approaches to build godly characters in their children. Speaks fluent English and adequate Korean.
Cost: $400

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