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HVP February 2019

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n February 2019 In this issue FEATURES 13-year-old Addy from Beacon was just 9 when she first graced our cover. Her mom Susan shares how Addy and parenting has changed over the years. HVP: What has changed the most since 2015? Susan: Social media has taken over. There seems to be no boundaries when it comes to Facebook, SnapChat, etc. It is okay to post a few things, but your life history should not be put out there. Parents need to have that conversation with their children. HVP: What is one piece of advice you have for other parents raising teens today? S: Raising five children was not easy but one thing we always did was had dinner each night without the interruption of TV or phones. The children sat the whole time at the table until everyone was finished. A conversation every night with your children keeps you in the loop. HVP: Tell us about Addy! S: She is in 8th grade now and plays on the varsity golf team. She loves to shop! 5 Ways to support your artistic teen Programs, opportunities and future advice for parents of creative children BY JILL VALENTINO 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas finds a balance between her career and raising her young son, all while holding on to her theatrical roots BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women Try something new this month and expand your horizons 14 230 camps to choose from in our annual guide Sports camps, summer rec programs and everything in between 24 Children find healing through creative expression Is your child in need of therapy? Parents rave about the continued benefits of art therapy BY OLIVIA L. LAWRENCE 28 Got a creative kid? A round-up of the best camps for kids who like to think outside of the box BY ELORA TOCCI 30 Camp directors share the inside scoop 6 important things to know before the first day BY LISA IANNUCCI 32 Calendar Valentine's Day crafts, maple syrup fun and more this month! Have fun every day with your family 38 Heart healthy habits to practice as a family 12 ways to stay healthy in honor of American Heart Month 25 Years & G r o w i ng ! 1994 - 20 19 What has changed since we last saw our cover kid, Addy, in 2015? THEN NOW

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