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PARENTING IS AN ADVENTURE.

The high points are incredible, there are a lot of choices to make, and sometimes you get chased by big, scary dinosaurs.

I guide parents to embrace their imperfections and honor the vulnerability of what it means to be a parent.

Together we make the big, scary things manageable.

 
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HI, I'M SARAH

I'm a Parent Coach and Seattle Nanny with a practice of relating to children based on equality, mutual respect, and love.

Having been the nanny behind the scenes in your homes, I understand that parenting’s challenges are complex and unique to all families. As a Certified Parent Educator serving virtually, my work emphasizes respectful parenting, a Health at Every Size framework, and a commitment to honoring natural play. Let's work together to empower your child to have a more loving relationship with their body than we may have had with ours.

 
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CERTIFIED PARENT EDUCATOR

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I don't have a checklist for us...

because your household and its needs are unique.

I use an array of respectful parenting philosophies to provide coaching services that give you the tools to understand what's going on in your child's world and find means of connecting with them in developmentally appropriate ways. Let me help you create relationships that are as safe, engaging, and open as possible, and put an end to daily power struggles.

 

Read more below.

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POSITIVE DISCIPLINE  SERIES

  • A Workshop Series for Parents, Caregivers, and Parents To-Be of School-Aged Children and Teens

The point of Positive Discipline's kind but firm tools is not to change behavior, but to provide support for children to work through what is going on for them in a nurturing environment. Behavior change is a lovely fringe benefit. The real gift is connection.

This 6-week online series requires Jane Nelsen's book Positive Discipline

BODY POSITIVE PARENT COACHING

  • Parents anywhere, chat with me on Zoom

  • For Seattle parents looking for an experienced nanny to come in as a consultant and help them establish respectful parenting practices without the diet culture nonsense. Short-term or long-term contracts considered.

  • Training for Nannies of HAES-aligned parents

We've all been inundated with images of unrealistic body expectations and seemingly endless rules about how we should exist in our bodies. I guide parents in helping them to not pass on their food and body issues to their kids. Let's work together to untangle that knot. 

Need help addressing a challenging child behavior, making a parenting plan, or just need someone to talk to in a weight-neutral space? I want to help you feel less shame about how you parent.

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"There's so much we can do to support kids to have an embodied relationship with food, movement, and mind."

- Sarah Thunell, Parent Coach and Nanny