Jennifer O'Donnell

Writer

Expertise

Parenting

Highlights

Experience

Jennifer O'Donnell is a former writer for Verywell Family covering tween parenting. She has covered parenting and child rearing for more than 8 years as an online writer. She digs camping, family movie nights, and yoga.

She has been an active volunteer with a children's service organization since 2001, working primarily with tweens and teens. On parenting tweens she says, "There's so much to enjoy and a lot to worry about. Find a balance and choose your battles carefully."

Education

O'Donnell holds a BA in English and has received training in numerous specific areas regarding children and tweens. She is the mother of two children.

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