Hudson Valley Parent

HVP September 2018

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n September 2018 ON OUR COVER In this issue FEATURES 7 Got a sick kid? Moms get answers from local urgent care centers 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Dan Hoffman knows that balancing his full-time job and being a dad is only possible thanks to his wife and supportive troop. BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women 4 tips for moms who deserve to pamper themselves 14 Take bedtime from terrifying to sweet again A child with night terrors can be scary for the whole family. Learn how to deal with them and help your child BY ELORA TOCCI 18 Are you a member of the sandwich generation? Lawyers share advice on how to cope when you are raising your children and caring for your aging parents BY KRISTINA LASHER 22 6 benefits of physical education Kids strengthen their bodies, minds and social skills during P.E. BY MICHELLE PETERSON 25 4 best toys to foster creativity and pretend play Part one in a series leading up to the holidays BY RIELLY GREY 26 Parents and docs share their thoughts on the cry-it-out sleep method Is it the best way to sleep train? BY JILL VALENTINO 28 2018 Kids' Trail…a STEAM event you won't want to miss HV Parent and the Poughkeepsie Galleria have teamed up to bring you an exciting, hands-on day of learning and STEAM fun 30 Calendar Fall festivals and family fun all month! PLUS: Don't miss the Kids' Trail on September 22 This month's cover kid is Blaine, a 13-year-old from Poughkeepsie. He loves to dance and takes classes at the Hudson River Performing Arts Center five days a week. Photo by Michael Bloom Save the date! KIDS' TRAIL on 9/22 at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Breaking down the 2018 Kids' Trail in 3…2…1! On September 22 from 11am-4pm, Hudson Valley Parent is taking over the Poughkeepsie Galleria to bring you a STEAM event unlike any other! Your family will enjoy a fun, hands-on experience that includes: • 4 awesome categories of vendors - Businesses all around the Hudson Valley will share interactive booths in the areas of art and music, science, sports and community • 16+ local STEAM providers that will educate and entertain your school age children. • 5 courts of fun all around the Poughkeepsie Galleria...we are taking over the mall! • 6 Facebook lives, 5 performances - Everywhere you look, something incredible will be happening! • 1 huge day of exciting, interactive FUN! FOR MORE: Go to

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