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.
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.
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