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HVP March 2020

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Page 18 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 19 A Unique Montessori School on an 85 Acre Campus Preschool to 8th Grade Expansive Academic Program Farm Animals & Gardens Environmental Stewardship LEARNING BY DOING Life Skills - Self-Motivation Exploration - Achievement Photo Credit: Randy Harris The Homestead School Glen Spey, New York your own cup. How many parents can relate to the dreaded chocolate milk knock-over or ice-cold water on the lap? Who wants that lake of destruction overpowering everything in its path as everyone scrambles for napkins to stop it before it turns into a cascading waterfall to the ground? And the misery if it destroys the child's placemat masterpiece, send- ing him or her into a tailspin of tears and spilled milk. There's an easy solution, just BYOC; something with a strong, locking top and a straw. A change of clothes is also import- ant. Don't think that just because the child is potty-trained that clothes won't be ruined. Sometimes potty accidents still happen and as men- tioned before, so do spills. Things like ketchup, gravy, and other items can also warrant a change of clothes. Especially ice cream. Ice cream has a mind of its own. Variety is the spice of life and another key to successful eating out A plate of assorted food from the buffet at the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch provides a tasty meal for Erica Higg's daughter, Abby. (Continued on Page 20)

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