Hudson Valley Parent

HVP February 2020

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n February 2020 In this issue FEATURES 7 Snow day scramble Prepare for school closures by putting a plan in place BY REBECCA MILLS 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Parent Callie Jayne inspires positive community action through Rise Up Kingston BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women Dive into personal development with books, online courses, exercise and self-care 14 Summer camp guide See more than 230 camps in annual camp guide 22 Honor diversity; celebrate tolerance Show your kids how acceptance benefits them and others BY LAURA LYLES REAGAN 25 Choose the best camp Find your child's best fit with helpful tips BY JILL VALENTINO 28 Good habits, healthy teeth See expert advice on getting an early start on dental health BY OLIVIA LAWRENCE 30 Family heart health February is American Heart Month – how are you taking care of yours? BY ROXANNE FERBER 32 Calendar From Valentine's Day activities to book clubs, cold-weather events more, the Hudson Valley is full of family fun 38 Boss Lady Katy Dwyer maximizes family time, business and community HVP: What interests Abbigail Tia? Jessica: She is starting to learn to read in kindergarten at Kerhonkson Elementary School and loves to sing to music -anything Disney. She also loves Fun-E Farm (bouncing house) at the Hudson Valley Mall and Forsyth Park in Kingston. HVP: What is best about parenting Abbigail Tia? Jessica: She's coming out of her shell. She used to be shy but being in school and around other kids, has given her more comfort. She also loves feeding the birds with my husband at Kingston Point Park. They do it in the winter and early spring. HVP: What makes Abbigail Tia an incredible kid? Jessica: She is full of love. She loves giving hugs and we love taking pic- tures together. Parents Jessica and Andrew Dougherty of Stone Ridge enjoy together time with their five-year-old daughter, Abbigail Tia. INCREDIBLE PARENTS RAISE Sponsored by:

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