Janet Carter is living life with a new perspective for the future, accompanied by a great appreciation for her past. Writer, speaker and parent coach, Janet has the uncanny gift of seeing through the details and speaking compassionately to the heart of the matter when helping parents and children in today’s culture. She speaks truth into the current parenting ethos, dispelling the pressures and burdens that weigh down the family and encourages parents in their roles.
Janet has had her work published in Style Weekly and the RVA Newspaper and has been featured in Work It, Richmond. You can also find her on John Rosemond’s website, rosemond.com and ParentGuru.com . A former high school English teacher, Janet is mother to four grown children. She is most often found on her front porch writing her blog, Our Childish Ways, with her favorite child, her dachshund/beagle mix rescue dog, Coach.
Janet grew up in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of James Madison University. She taught middle and high school, as well as homeschooling her own four children. She served for 8 years as the Children’s Ministry Director for Hope Church, developing the ministry from the ground up, working with families of young children, birth to 5th grade. Her invitations to speak have extended to churches, preschool conferences and schools.
A Certified Parent Coach, Janet studied under John Rosemond in his Leadership Parenting Institute. She works with parents one on one, traveling to their homes or by phone or Skype, helping them break through parenting difficulties and achieve harmony in their home. Her desire is for moms and dads to gain confidence in their roles as leaders in the home, establishing their authority and influence in the lives of their children. According to Janet, a parent coach does not so much tell you what to do as give you the courage to do it.
Without question the greatest influence in Janet’s life was her parents, whose impact is evident in her writing and infused in her character. Her greatest joy is her daughter and three sons, and to know her is to know them. The First and favorite Act of her life was motherhood and now in Act Two she wants other families to know that same joy she found in childrearing. She is on Facebook and Twitter and can be found at ourchildishways.com .