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We can Help You Change ANY Child at ANY Age with ANY Problem

Here are some recent examples and testimonies.

Dad and Mom saw major change in their four-year-old son who was angry, had regular temper tantrums, fought with his brother, resisted parental leadership, and created chaos at bedtime. After going through the program, read the Final Report here.

The Mom of a "bossy, manipulative eight-year-old," was blown away by the changes they experienced. Before, the girl was mean and resentful to siblings, argued continually with parents. Mom resorted to a lot of yelling before, but now she is using new tools and seeing major change. Read the full report here.

“I feel like we’ve been rescued from a pit of despair. Our son has made so much progress, we are continually surprised. Now, instead of resistance at every step, we not only get cooperation but he’s actually looking for ways to help. Thank you so much.” —Mom of a ten-year-old with ADHD

“Yesterday my fourteen-year-old son came and sat next to me and said, ‘I crossed the line there didn’t I?’ This is big. His meanness and disrespect have been hard on our family but he’s getting it and making significant changes. This approach works. I would recommend it to anyone.” —Mom of two teenage boys

This approach will work with your child and here’s why:

I (Scott) have been coaching families for many years. Parents with challenging problems come in and even after the first meeting, they are hopeful. As they start working they see significant change in a short period of time. The approach I use, along with heavy doses of God's grace, works to help kids change. Parents find it refreshing, insightful, and hopeful.

In fact, I'd be happy to give you a free 15 minute consultation to see if this program would be most beneficial to you. I'll listen to your situation, give you some analysis from a heart-based approach, and guide you to the best solutions. Go here to request your free consultation.

The program started when Concordia University approached me and asked me to design their Master's level parenting program. Every student moving toward a Family Life Education Masters degree must now pass through my class. I train those students, and now train Biblical Parenting Coaches to do what I do. They are seeing the same results. Here's what makes the approach work:

  • It's biblical, looking at a theology of change. God designed us. When we understand change from a biblical perspective we multiply our efforts.

  • It’s practical, giving specific how-to solutions. When kids practice right responses, it changes patterns to positive ones.

  • It’s focused on the heart. Now we’re looking at tendencies and changing them with a deeper, longer lasting approach.

  • It looks long-term. Common problems become the training ground for life skills that kids will need for the rest of their lives.

Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN


Learn more about the specifics of the program here.

Maximize your work and streamline your parenting by using a heart-based approach. In this short book you can download at the top of this page we’ll get you started by helping you view your child's heart like a map. We'll identify where you are now, and help you see where you need to be. Then we’ll show you how to get there.

From there, the possibilities are endless because you're viewing the problem differently. It's a paradigm shift for many, and it's a systematic, individualized approach to change.

We believe that you, as the parent, are the best counselor for your child, if you have a good plan. Our job is to help you develop that plan.

This book is our gift to you. We trust it will revolutionize your parenting and give you a positive approach to lasting change.

We also hope it will whet your appetite for more. We've designed a whole coaching program, modeled after the class I teach at Concordia. And you can get the personal benefits in your family. You can work with one of my trained coaches for eight weeks or you can do the self-guided program.

And, perhaps, you're gifted in the ability to coach others and you'd like to become a coach. Just click below on the best link for you to learn more.

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My husband and I were praying in December, asking the Lord to show us how to help our eldest child. He is very strong-willed, and we had been seeing his anger and uncooperative behavior escalating recently when he didn't get his way. A few weeks later, a friend told us about this course and we know it was God answering our prayers for help. We have seen our relationships with our son improve as we have practiced some new approaches to parenting and used the biblical principles presented to help us in reaching our son's heart. We have noticed he is more calm, cooperative and respectful as we have been able to listen to him better and understand him more. We are so thankful for this course and our “coach."

—David, Amy and 7-year old Matthew


My husband and I were starting to notice that our four year old daughter was struggling with cooperation. We were frustrated with each of our own experiences leading us as parents to determine what was best in raising our daughter. This led us to pray for God's help in parenting, The answer to pray started with our yes to going through biblical parenting university with a coach. The money, time, and effort we devoted to this eight week course allowed God to change the atmosphere of our hearts towards parenting. This course took us on a heart journey asking ourselves a lot of internal questions before reacting to our daughter's behavior. Each week a new tool was added to equip us to parent from the heart. Through the weeks, we have seen not only our daughter grow in cooperation, but our family dynamic has truly put Christ in the center that can be seen in relational ways. We are grateful to our coach Ron Elwardt who replaced our discouragement with encouragement, who saw us before the class was even finished as intentional parents, and a man of godly wisdom and humbleness. Thank you, Ron, for pointing us to the powerful living word of God in order to parent from the heart.

—Mother of a four-year-old coached by Ron Elwardt


What helped me most about the coaching and materials was how they work hand-in-hand. Anyone can purchase a parenting book, but the weekly accountability and short videos that accompany the written resources allowed me to take one skill or idea at a time and build on it. Practice, practice, practice. My son has extremely difficult issues right now and we are addressing them from a variety of sources. School, support groups, pediatrician, counselor, occupational therapist, oh my. I wasn't expecting any miracles from the National Center for Biblical Parenting but I really wanted to focus on the heart of the matter. That is the strength of the program. The teaching continually brings parenting into a biblical context and pinpoints what is going on in the child's heart. My child's heart (formed by the Lord but experiencing a fallen nature) invites me into the daily situation of expressing God's truth and grace into my son's life.

—Mother of a very challenging eight-year-old coached by Angela Duval


In the months before beginning this Coaching Program, I had told my son that we couldn’t continue the way we were. The way things were occurring between us was destroying our relationship. I told him that it had to change. I just didn’t know how to do it. The NCBP Coaching Program has helped us to changed the “temperature” of our home, reducing emotions, anger, and frustration. It is influencing change for the future. I would recommend NCBP Coaching Program to anyone looking to enhance, change or revamp their parenting/child relationships. Having the weekly discussions with the coach help with different points of view, as well as being a gentle accountability person.

—Mother of a thirteen-year-old with ADHD who tended to take from family life and not contribute and had a hard time staying on task, coached by Katie Laney


Lisa was a wonderful coach to work with on our parenting journey. We have a strong-willed eleven-year-old daughter who is struggling with many areas of her life. She struggles with her emotions and is often angry or sad. The parent coaching program was a good fit for us and allowed us to intensely focus on our parenting and teaching our daughter life skills as she is growing up and needing to learn how to manage her own life and emotions more and more. Our daughter was resistant to the program at first, but gradually has learned to cooperate with the strategies that we learned through the videos and reading material. She still has a lot of growing to do, but now we feel equipped to help her develop the skills and strategies she needs to be successful. It is very helpful to have a coach to work through the program with. My husband and I talk about parenting issues so much that it is just nice to have a fresh outside perspective on things. Lisa was compassionate, honest and wise as she coached us through the parenting program.

—Mother of an eleven-year-old with a strong will and intense emotions, coached by Lisa Brown

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