Brenda L. Yoder has a B.A in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After teaching middle school and high school students, she’s currently a school counseling professional to “tweeners” in an urban school and has a private counseling practice. In 2003 and 2004 she was awarded the “Powerful Connection” award for teachers. She and her husband are parenting their own “Ten to Twenty” tribe, raising four children currently in middle school, high school and college.
In her spare time, Brenda’s a speaker, freelance writer and author. She writes about life, faith and parenting at brendayoder.com and is also a parenting columnist for Choose Now, Whatever Girls and Not Alone Mom.
She has worked as a behavioral service provider for families and children affected by domestic violence, foster care, teen dating violence, abuse and addictions. Brenda’s own experience with an eating disorder as a teen and young adult makes her an advocate for helping parents understand the intimate struggles teens deal with. Brenda is active on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. She and her family live on a farm in Northern Indiana.