Sara Bean, M.Ed.

Sara Bean, M.Ed. is a certified school counselor and former Empowering Parents Parent Coach with over 10 years of experience working with children and families. She is also a proud mom.

Why Fixing Things For Your Child Doesn’t Help

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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Over the years, I’ve  talked with countless parents who “fixed” things for their children—cleaning their rooms, picking up left-behind messes around the house, apologizing for their kids, easing their disappointments, or even typing their teen’s school papers because they could “type faster.” I recall talking to a mother who would stop what she was doing... Read more »

4 Tips to Help Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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“My 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom is so awful it looks like a tornado just ripped through it! When I ask her to clean it up, she either ignores me or throws a fit!” If this sounds like your child, you are not alone. Many people who call Parent Coaching complain of rooms so messy they can't... Read more »

Poor Hygiene in Children: “My Kid Stinks-Help!”

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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“My kid is such a pig! I can’t take it anymore!” Every day we talk to parents on the Parental Support Line whose kids won’t shower or brush their teeth for days—or weeks—on end. Maybe your child refuses to put on deodorant or wash his face. Perhaps your daughter wears the same lived-in clothes every day... Read more »

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