Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2019

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Page 20 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 We asked parents: What is the most important lesson to teach your daughter? Smash the patriarachy! — Elke L. Self-respect. — Stephanie X. Love yourself first. — Pamela P. To stand tall, raise their hand, speak up and walk in their truth, not someone else's version of their truth. — Athena C. That girls can do anything that men/boys can do! — Katie R. That it is okay to be a strong, hard working mom. — Heather D. To be a strong, amazing woman who always chases her dreams! — Erica H. Raise others up rather than tearing them down, look out for one another and respect differences. — Ariana P. Be proud of your awesome self and don't let others knock you down. — Heather M. Dare to be different! Throw away the notion of fitting in and forge your own path in life. — Roxanne F. HVP Chatroom Jill Valentino is a wife, mom of two, elementary educator, and lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley.

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