Hudson Valley Parent

HVP June 2019

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2019 INCREDIBLE PARENTS RAISE Meet this month's cover kid, Jazmine, 11, and her mom Je'Anetta from Poughkeepsie HVP: What are some struggles you have had to overcome as a parent? Je'Anetta: My biggest struggle was knowing that my child was being bullied. We moved so that she would have a chance to make new friends and have a new life. HVP: Jazmine was featured in our magazine for saving the world. How will you continue to encourage that spirit as she grows up? J: I will remind my daughter to keep her head up regardless of what happens. She can save the world one kid at a time by helping others who were bullied. HVP: What makes Jazmine incredible? J: She is one-of-a-kind, warm-hearted and loving. She is incredible for defending herself and has a bright future ahead of her. HVP: Tell us more about Jazmine! J: She loves to sing, dance and listen to music. She enjoys video games and likes to explore and have fun with friends. In this issue FEATURES 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent It's always been about home and family for Orange County dad and Newburgh Illuminated chairman, Paul Ernenwein BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women Our editor is making changes and spending her me time in more positive ways BY CASSIDY BRIGHTON 14 Stop spoiling your kids Moms share 6 ways to avoid turning your kids into spoiled brats and how to fix the damage once it's done BY JILL VALENTINO 16 Happy kids and their amazing dads The Hudson Valley Renegades help us celebrate Dad this month 18 Grow a garden with your kids 5 reasons growing a garden is the best way to bond with your children this summer BY ELORA TOCCI 22 Hurds Family Farm celebrates 25 years of family agritainment Changes through the years that make Hurds Family Farm the best 24 Are the chemicals in sunscreen dangerous? Experts and local moms weigh in on safe options to protect your family from dangerous UV rays BY PAMELA PERRY 26 Calendar The best festivals and fairs to kick off the summer! Sponsored by:

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