Maureen Ryan

Writer, Teaching Consultant

Expertise

Parenting, Early Childhood Education

Education

Teachers College of Columbia University

Highlights

Experience

Maureen Ryan is a former writer for Verywell Family covering parenting. With more than a decade of experience in journalism, Maureen Ryan discovered that it's easy to hand out advice, but she thinks what people really need is help figuring out what will work for their own situation. As a writer and editor specializing in parenting, health, and education, Maureen focuses on researching topics and then offering multiple perspectives on a problem to give readers the information and tools they need to make their own decisions.

Maureen's work has included literacy education materials for parents, lesson plans for teachers, a baby blog for new moms, and articles for a variety of magazines and websites including Scholastic, Highlights, and more.

Education

Maureen has a Bachelor's degree in English and studied education at Teachers College Columbia University. Of course, she says that everything she knows about parenting she learned from her kids.

Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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