free range parenting

May 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Silver Spring Group To Host “Take Your Kids to the Park… And Let Them Walk Home by Themselves” Day

A Silver Spring free-range parenting advocacy group is organizing a Day in the Park event where parents can take their children to the park and let them walk home by themselves. The initiative is part of a national celebration in honor of the Meitiv family- Silver Spring parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv who made headlines across the […]

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April 24, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 24, in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Weekend Plan: You’ve got a weekend coming up and we’ve got some great plans for you. Check out our Weekend Planner here.  2. Play in the Park: A local group is planning an event to encourage […]

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April 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council Receiving Dozens of Emails on ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Issue (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal reports that County Councilmembers have received many emails about the ‘free-range parenting’ case and the issues surrounding it. For more information, see our earlier coverage below.

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April 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Councilmembers Seek Clarification on Unattended Children Procedures (VIDEO)

Free range parenting is a hot topic in Montgomery County and around the country. Local leaders say they are hearing from residents on both sides of this issue and two elected leaders are trying to learn more. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal and Councilmember Marc Elrich want to understand the policies and procedures that […]

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April 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Councilmembers Raise Questions about “Unattended Children” Calls and Procedures (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal and Councilmember Marc Elrich are raising questions about response procedures for calls to police about an unattended child. In a memo dated April 16, the Councilmembers pose 16 questions to Police Chief Thomas Manger and Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia. “The recent responses by the Montgomery County […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Meitivs Vow to Fight, Statement Released Today

Montgomery County residents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they will fight what they describe as the “unlawful seizure” of their two children on Sunday afternoon in Silver Spring. The parents who have made national headlines for their free range parenting style have released the following statement from their attorney, on Danielle’s Facebook page today: “On […]

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April 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Police Say Officer Followed Protocol in Case of Unattended Children in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks says a county police officer followed protocol in the investigation of a non-emergency call that reported two unattended children in Silver Spring on April 12. Starks said in this MyMCMedia Extra that his officer was “concerned that a homeless man was eyeing the children” at the scene.

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April 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President George Leventhal: “When Were the Parents Notified?” (VIDEO)

The “free range” parenting issue is a hot topic across the county and across the country today. During his weekly briefing with reporters on April 13th, Council President George Leventhal said he has some questions for Health and Human Services officials, and he shared that he’s hearing from a lot of constituents on both sides […]

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March 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, March 3, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 3, in Montgomery County: 1. We are once again under a winter weather advisory until 10 p.m. 2. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal gives his thoughts on his former boss Senator Barbara Mikulski and her decision not to run for reelection in 2016. 3. Silver Spring parents who […]

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