Jenn Dean and her husband Sean know first-hand how difficult it is to be parents. When one of their three children displayed symptoms of a Defiance Disorder, Jenn immediately knew that she must deal with discipline while somehow managing to maintain healthy relationships within the family. Popular advice on television failed, and remarks by strangers only added to the despair. Rather than giving up any hope of peace in her home, Jenn turned to the Bible and to prayer and learned how to realistically apply God’s Word to her parenting. Jenn discovered that, through this process, joy and peace grew within the family as she creatively found ways to encourage her children to obey the first time—with a happy heart.
Convinced that others could benefit from the parenting skills she acquired, Jenn founded Breakaway, a Christian encouragement group for mothers. This weekly meeting has expanded into a powerful ministry that now reaches into both the church and the community by serving women’s shelters, helping provide food hampers for needy families, and fundraising for youth groups.
Today, Jenn enjoys speaking to all ages and stages of parenthood—from toddlers to teens. Her passion is to encourage family unity. Jenn feels called to take this mandate of providing Christian parenting solutions further by offering coaching and seminars for whole families. She is a Licensed Presenter for the National Centre of Biblical Parenting and is currently offering the seminar “Co-operation, Consequences, and Keeping Your Sanity.” Her speaking is engaging, with plenty of props and exercises. Jenn promises NOT to read power point bullets and can tailor interactive presentations to groups of 8 to 500 participants.