Denise Witmer

Freelance Writer

Expertise

Parenting

Education

Elizabethtown College

Highlights

Experience

Denise Witmer is a former writer for Verywell Mind. She worked as a writer and web publisher of About.com's Parenting Teens Resources Guide for 16 years.

She is the author of the book, "The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising a Successful Child: All You Need to Encourage Your Child to Excel at Home and School." Her advice has also been featured in numerous national outlets, including Parenting.com, US News and World Report, Better Homes and Garden's Raising Teens Magazine, and USA Today online. 

Prior to her writing career, Denise was a childcare and welfare worker at the Masonic Children's Home in Elizabethtown, PA, where she was very active in the teen development and independent living programs.

Education

Denise Witmer graduated from Elizabethtown College and completed graduate courses at Penn State University for child and social psychology. She is trained in PET (Parent Effectiveness Training) and STEP (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents), and has received training in numerous areas regarding children and teens.

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