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Amy Webb, Ph.D.

Contributing Writer

Author Amy Webb, Contributing Writer

Amy is a parenting writer who is passionate about bringing child development research into the lives of parents so they can use it to inform their decision-making. In her writing, she brings together her academic training in Human Development and Family Sciences with real-life experience as a mom to two rambunctious boys. When she’s not reading parenting books or mystery novels she enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching her sons play sports.


  • Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. in Sociology, Baylor University
  • B.A. in Sociology, Southwestern University

Work / Research Experience

  • Author/Owner • The Thoughtful Parent blog
  • Contract Freelance Writer • BYJU’s Future School
  • Freelance Content Creator • Big Life Journal
  • Research Analyst • Texas Center for Educational Research

Specialties / Skills

  • Child development
  • Parenting research
  • Social-emotional development
  • Play-based learning

Publications / Honors / Awards

  • Webb, A. P., Ellison, C. G., McFarland, M. J. Lee, J. W., Morton, K., & Walters, J. (2010). Divorce, religious coping, and depressive symptoms in a Conservative Protestant religious group. Family Relations, 59, 544-557. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00622.x

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