Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - December 2013

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Next, do some research. Try reading books, articles and blogs, or ask other parents for suggestions. Then do what works best for you. "Take 10 percent of everyone's advice and make your own decision based off that," says Michael Tiskowitz, a Newburgh father of two. Commit to a plan Whatever route you take, the key is to commit to every step in your plan. For several days or weeks, you may need to focus much of your time and attention on your child's sleep. That may seem impossible, especially for working parents, but it will pay dividends when you have your baby sleeping well and predictably. At that point, you will get back all of the hours you spent training him. "As a working mom, your sleep is just as important," says Hollis Bakke, a Poughkeepsie mother of one. "You (Continued on Page 14) Some parents have babies who sleep well from birth. Many more parents don't. Youth Programs at Gold's Gym LaGrange Winter Programs Being Offered: Celebrating birthday with active fun. a variety of party activities to choose from Yoga Class Ages 6-11 Dance Class Ages 5-12 Fitness Class Ages 7-12 Basketball Programs Ages 4-5 Baseball/Softball Programs Ages 6-12 Soccer Programs Ages 3-12 After School Program School's Out Days (Holiday Camp Days) . Contact Jill at or website: LaGrange, 258 Titusville Road • 463-4800 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 Mad Science Birthday Party Indoor and Outdoor Bubbling potions, cool chemical reactions, slippery slime, rocket launches, light shows, cotton candy After school courses, in class workshops and camp programs

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