Author: Maureen McElroy, MA; MS; LCMFT

Maureen McElroy LCMFT ( is a Certified Parent Educator with The Parent Encouragement Program (, which offers online classes, webinars and on-demand videos for parents of children ages 2 ½-18. She is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who sees individuals, couples and families in her Bethesda, Md. practice.