Debby Waldman Title: Writer and editor Education: Syracuse University, Cornell University Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Expertise: Writing and editing, mental health and suicide awareness/prevention, hearing loss. Debby Waldman is passionate about mental health, hearing loss, books, food, and family, and she's written about those topics and more for publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, People, Parents, Publishers Weekly, Wired, The Bittman Project, and NBC-Think. Experience After her daughter was diagnosed at age three with a hearing loss, Debby co-wrote two books for parents of children with hearing loss. She has also written six books for children. She divides her time between working as an editor and writing advisor at the Academic Success Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada, and freelance writing about anything and everything that piques her curiosity, most often food, books, and people. She's had bylines in a variety of places, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Parents, People, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and NBC-Think. Family means love, support, kindness, laughter, and time together to create shared memories. To me, family is everything. Education Debby Waldman has a journalism degree from Syracuse University and an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.