Catherine Franssen Title: Freelance writer Education: Randolph-Macon College, University of Chicago Location: Farmville, Virginia Catherine Franssen is a freelance writer and neuroscientist whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Salon, Huffington Post, CNN, Motherly, and The Walrus Magazine. She is also an experienced educator and mentor. 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.