Deborah Carpenter (Tyngsborough, MA) is a writer and educator specializing in parenting, education, child development, children?s health and safety, and family life issues. Ms. Carpenter is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and her work has appeared in numerous national publications including Parenting and Woman?s Day. Prior to becoming a freelancer, Ms. Carpenter spent fifteen years working in the field of education. Most recently, Ms. Carpenter was an administrator (dean of students/assistant principal) at a K-12 school, where she dealt with bullying issues on a regular basis. She holds a master?s degree in community social psychology and a bachelor?s degree in psychology.