Hudson Valley Parent

HVP March 2019

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Page 24 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 25 he was taking care of the straw in his juice box by himself. At home, he was still handing it to me. That night, I let him know that I knew he could do it and he took care of his own juice box from then on. It's important not to get stuck in one place and to help our children continue to grow. 12. Celebrate the little things. Some of the"little things" are not lit- tle at all. The first time Peter hugged without being coaxed; the first time Peter asked a"why" question; the first time Peter worried about the puppy instead of himself...these are all huge. Patrice Athanasidy, who lives with her family in Westchester, has written for numerous publications in the tri-state area. She is an adjunct instructor at Manhattan College in the communication department.

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