Robin Westen Title: Freelance Writer Location: Brooklyn, NY Robin Westen was born and raised in New York City. She began her freelance writing career over twenty years ago. Westen was awarded an outstanding writing Emmy for ABC Daytime and received the American Women in Media’s Outstanding Achievement Award by Good Housekeeping Magazine; she was nominated for an American Society of Magazine Editors award, the top honor in the field, in the service category. She has taught writing at Hunter College in New York City and the Community College of Vermont (Brattleboro). 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.