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My name is Jennifer McCallum, Publisher and Founder of Parent Guide Inc. since 2001. I have been married for 24 years, have four children aged 20, 17, 13, and 13. I am just like you - a parent, just trying to do my best and continuously looking for answers.
I started Parent Guide 18 years ago - 2 years after my first child was born and just a few months after my second child was born. I was juggling a baby, a toddler, and a growing business. I started my business by accident...or ignorance, to be more accurate! I knew nothing about parenting...like, nothing...nadda, nothing! I was sent home from the hospital with a brand new baby, and had difficulties in a lot of areas. I didn't know who to call and I really struggled those first few weeks. I began reaching out to companies and organizations to see if they would like to be included in a pamphlet for other parents, so that they knew who to call for help and support after their baby was born. Before long, the pamphlet turned into a 100-page book, given to every parent having a baby in hospital. When my kids entered school I created another resource guide for parents of school age kids. Yes, you called it - I started this one because I knew nothing about school age kids! Now, 59 printed resource books later - my kids are teenagers! Two of which (twin teenage boys) we are in the process of adopting. And, because I am never ready for each new stage - I needed something to help me navigate these years!
Last year I moved all of our printed resource books online and I began ParentTeens - a directory of experts that support parents of teens! I also created two online quarterly magazines: ParentGuide (for parents of kids 0-12) and ParentTeens (for parents of teens).
My goal is to help other parents when they are faced with a new challenge in their lives. I want to be a part of creating life-long beautiful relationships with their teenagers that will give them both peace - more calm and less chaos. But I can't do this alone. This is why ParentTeens was created. It is here to wrap love, understanding, and encouragement around each and every parent that comes searching for answers. If this is you, welcome. I can't wait to meet you!