Jennie Owens

Jennie has worked with children of all ages for over 21 years. Her experience includes teaching, training, team development, counseling, event planning, and volunteer recruitment. In addition to her MA in Education, Jennie has received extensive training in therapeutic parenting and Reactive Attachment Disorder. She has worked in multiple group home settings with abused and abandoned children. Together with her husband, she has adopted three older foster children, who have all progressed further than expected by professionals. They continue to provide her with on-the-job training every day.

Exhausted: Part two

In the last article I posted, we were talking about the fact that it’s quite normal to feel absolutely exhausted when parenting wounded children, especially when you consider all of the crazy behaviors we are dealing with on a regular basis. We also discussed the importance of self-care in dealing…

Exhausted

I once worked with a mom who reminded me of where I was just a few years ago (and, if I’m not careful, where I can so easily get to now). She had been fighting the battle to help her children heal for so long that she was….well, exhausted. Emotionally,…

Self-Care: A Personal Story

At one point, I had been under so much stress with parenting my children that I could hardly even look at them with loving eyes, let alone give them what they really needed. With a day-camp program coming to an end, I realized that I only had one more week…