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HVP January 2020

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Page 20 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 she'd done before and taking a short break after school before beginning her daily homework assignments. By sticking to the new schedule along with her mother's consistent support, Carola's daughter 's grades improved from ones and twos to threes and fours, along with over- whelming postive report card com- ments. It is likely that Carola and her daughter will continue with the new schedule and study habits for the foreseeable future, and that Carola's daughter experienced firsthand how the possession of perseverance, te- nacity, and grit can lead to success. Your child has set a goal. Now what? As seen with Carola and her daughter, as parents, our assistive role does not end after helping our child select a goal. When Jennifer Colucci of Hopewell Junction's then-12-year- old daughter approached her with a specific goal, Colucci jumped in to help her achieve it. Last summer, Colucci's daughter, along with her best friend, came up with the idea of running a camp to raise money for charity. Colucci gave her complete support of the girls' project and pro- With help from her mom and teacher, Sophia Valentino is advancing her reading level. (Continued on Page 22)

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