January 27, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Dr. Carey Heller

BLOG: Transitioning from Helicopter Parent to Air Traffic Controller Parenting Style

The term helicopter parent has been around for quite awhile with the current generation of children, teens, and young adults. Essentially, it refers to parents who micromanage their children in most aspects of their life. Parents do this for different reasons or a combination of them. Some do it because their children or teens have […]

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September 25, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

3 Ways to Teach Our Kids About Money

District Capital’s Shanna Due shares some creative ways we can teach our kids about money.     Start talking about money with children early. Make it visual. Give them responsibility over their money.  

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July 20, 2018 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Integrating Systems into Daily Life that Promote Good Executive Function Skills in Children and Teens

Executive functioning is a term that has become used in popular culture within the past few years with increasing frequency. This term refers to a set of mental processes that are used in planning, organizing, getting started, following through, and completing tasks. Attention and working memory skills are also connected to this. Another way to […]

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August 10, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Summer 2017: Parental Rewind

I basically make a living talking about motherhood and all the trials and tribulations that come with it. I think we would all admit—it ain’t easy. In retrospect, I have no idea how my mother did it! Modern day parents can take advantage of a lot of handy gadgets unavailable to the generation before us. […]

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December 2, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Practical Tips for Parenting High School Seniors

For parents who have high school seniors, the thought of them living on their own next year at college can be scary, especially if you worry about their ability to be independent. Obviously not all adolescents are ready to move out right after high school. However, many will do so, whether they are actually prepared […]

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February 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Wootton Principal Writes Letter of Concern about Upcoming Spring Break Trip

Kimberly Boldon, the acting principal of Wootton High School, has written a letter of concern to parents and students about an upcoming spring break trip. The letter is posted on the front page of the school’s website. “I am writing to share concerns with you about the upcoming spring break trip being organized by some […]

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June 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Free Range Parenting Couple Cleared in Second Neglect Case

The county’s Child Protective Services has dropped neglect charges in the second case against a Silver Spring couple at the center of the “free range parenting case.” According to a news release from the couple’s lawyer office, CPS has dropped all cases against the couple. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv received a letter from CPS on June […]

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May 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Free Range Parenting Couple Cleared of Neglect

UPDATED: The county’s Child Protective Services has dropped neglect charges in one case against a Silver Spring couple at the center of the “free range parenting case, but the couple now is planning a civil suit against the agency and the Montgomery County Police in the case. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have been notified that charges […]

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May 22, 2015 | Maureen Stiles

How to Crush the Final 30-Days of School in 15 Steps

Marathons are famous for punishing uphills in the last mile. Right this minute, we are in the hellish uphill of the marathon that is the school year. Dig deep people and you can crawl across that finish line dragging your exhausted kids behind you. Here are my tips. Don’t count the days. Summer is knocking. […]

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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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