Hudson Valley Parent

October 2013

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Hudson Valley Parent welcomes a new editor HUDSON VALLEY Parent Publisher TERRIE GOLDSTEIN Editor KATY WEBER Layout & Design ENGLE PRINTING Media Advisor ROANNE PATTERSON Office Coordinator MERLYN AKHTAR Social Media Coordinators ERIN JOHNSON GLORIA DARMANIN Intern DIANA GILLETTE also publishers of MY family baby The HUDSON VALLEY GUIDE Hudson Valley Parent is published monthly by: The Professional Image Marketing & Public Relations Inc. 174 South Street Newburgh, NY 12550 Phone: 845-562-3606 Fax: 845-562-3681 This publication is copyrighted by the publisher. Reproduction without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Hudson Valley Parent welcomes submissions, although we cannot accept responsibility for work submitted nor guarantee publication. A MEMBER OF 6 Hudson Valley Parent n October 2013 I 'm the new editor of alone! Local mom Laura Hudson Valley ParLicata Sullivan examines ent magazine and the middle school expeI'm also a Hudson Valley rience and why developparent. My two adorable, mental changes can lead rambunctious little cherto a roller coaster ride of ubs definitely keep me emotions for most tweens. on my toes. I'm always She also gives some looking for new ways to great tips on what you make the morning rush can do as a parent to help Editor's a little less hectic, the weather the storm and Journal lunches a little healthier, prepare yourself for what the bedtime routine a lies ahead. little easier, and to pack Thrifty costumes the weekends with as much fun and My mother made most of my adventure as we can manage! clothes growing up, and always Our magazine is for sewed all of my Halloween cosparents by parents tumes. I vowed as a mother I would This magazine is for Hudson do the same, but the reality is I just Valley parents by Hudson Valley don't have the time or skills to make parents, and we are dedicated to elaborate costumes from scratch continuing to be the very best local — especially when my daughter resource for families. I want to hear decides she wants to be a "fairy cat from you! Drop me a line and tell dragon," as she did last year. me what matters most to you. What This month, make sure to check would you like to see more of (or out our fabulous tips on how to be less of) on our pages each month? thrifty with your kids' costumes Email me your feedback and ideas at and make the most of limited sources — and your kids' The Hudson Valley is a beautiful imagination. place, and a wonderful region in Could it be ODD? which to raise our kids. Let's make Are you questioning whether the most of our local resources, our your child's tantrums might be more local retailers and our neighbors and intense than average? Does your friends. I'm so happy to have met so many child have severe mood swings? An aversion to praise? amazing parents in this area, and If you find yourself wondering can't wait to get to know more of if your child's behavior isn't quite you soon. "right," you'll definitely want to Middle school drama check out our feature on oppositionHas your formerly sweet, innoal defiant disorder. We speak with a cent child now become a sulky, local therapist and offer important insecure tween? If so, you're not tips to diagnosing and treating ODD. KATY WEBER

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