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HVP October 2019

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n October 2019 HVP: What makes Elise incredible? Melanie: My daughter is an intelligent, talented and strong young woman who is committed to finding the things that will make her happy and successful in life. She is a great big sister and a loyal friend who makes everyone smile with a joke or two. HVP: How do you encourage your daughter to be brave? M: I encourage Elise to take risks because it's those experiences that challenge us and teach us the most. HVP: What are some struggles you have had to overcome as a parent that you didn't expect? M: I have had to learn how to step back and watch how my child deals with a situation. Parents always want to fix things for their kids and it's not Meet this month's cover kid, Elise, 15, and her parents Melanie and Patrick from Montgomery. In this issue FEATURES 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Sandy Lundy Resnick shares the story of her son, Shane, and how her family honors him after losing him last April BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women Head to the library for exciting and free classes and clubs BY CASSIDY BRIGHTON 14 Ease the struggles of the co-parenting transition Advice from parents who navigated divorce and co-parenting successfully. Divorce doesn't mean you aren't a family anymore! BY JILL VALENTINO 17 Are your kids over trick-or-treating this year? Enjoy festive fun without dressing up and going door-to-door! Check out 11 alternatives that are just as much fun BY ROXANNE FERBER 19 Real Talk Do your teens know what to do if a friend overdoses? Start the conversation about the dangers of drugs and what to do in an emergency BY DR. PAUL SCHWARTZ AND PATRICE ATHANASIDY 20 Calendar Have some festive fun this month! Check out fun Halloween happenings and great festivals and fairs 30 New! Boss Lady Meet Kathleen Bennett Marold, a momtrepreneur who started an international business on her dining room table. See how she became a Boss Lady…and how you can too! Sponsored by: INCREDIBLE PARENTS RAISE

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