Jennifer White has authored parenting books and has worked in childcare and education fields for over 15 years. She now focuses much of her energy on raising her three energetic daughters, participating in child-related community service projects, and expressing her views on parenting as a freelance writer.
Jennifer's experience includes:
- Collaborating with other parents to facilitate a weekly community playgroup that services a large group of families throughout Metrowest Massachusetts.
- Presenting lectures on the growth and development of children to parents and undergraduate education students.
- Authoring parenting books including: Dad's Teach Your Child About Manners and A Primer for Fathers - What to Expect During Pregnancy and Baby's First Year.
- Freelance writing for such publications as BayStateParent.
- Writing as the Kids' Product Feature Writer at Suite 101.
- Teaching first and second grades in a public school.
- Counseling parents, teachers, and children facing academic, behavioral, and emotional challenges.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Millersville University and a Master's in Education from Penn State University. Additionally, she has taken multiple workshops under the topics of breastfeeding, child development, children's nutrition, parenting, play therapy, prepared childbirth, hypnobirthing, and children's grief counseling.
By Jennifer White:
Babies are simply miraculous. I’ve always thought so, but that sense of wonder increased dramatically when I developed my maternal eyes.
Parenting changed me in ways I never could have imagined. The charge of caring for my babies was the most important, most challenging job I have ever had. Over the years, I have come to firmly believe that good parenting is a coupling of guided instinct and educated judgment.
It is with those two aspects in mind that I devote my energy to the articles and information you will find here. My goal is to present the facts to parents so that they can make informed choices regarding the care of their baby - from baby proofing to sleep theories, from development to baby activities.
While I do not expect that parents will find a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, I do expect that they will find helpful, accurate information. And, in the process of becoming informed parents, they become empowered parents as well.