Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - January 2014

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Bertholf adds, "It's not something that, once you make it past 30 days, you don't have to think about it anymore. It's a choice made every moment, every day." Empower your kids So what if you slip up and yell out of anger? Or what if you realize you've been doing it for years? Is all hope lost? Dr. Powell-Lunder says absolutely not. "What's beautiful about children is that they're resilient." She says that the first step is (Continued on Page 14) e take pride in providing quality, individualized, and personal care in a truly warm and friendly environment. Dr. Pachter is a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist and a Premier Preferred Provider for Invisalign. BRACES AND INVISALIGN FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS. Tips to stop yelling • Make a goal, whether it is one week of no yelling, 30 days or 365 days. • Hold yourself publicly accountable. Post your struggles and successes on your Facebook page, or an Orange Rhino community Facebook page. • Surround yourself with things that remind you of your goal like post it notes or orange colored items, or even the timer on your phone which can be set to remind you not to yell every 30 minutes. 465 E Main Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-8212 Proud to be Selected by Our Patients as Hudson Valley Parent's Favorite Docs! • Resort to silliness. Start talking jibberish. Dance around. Crab walk. • Say phrases that can keep you calm out loud. Try "Serenity now" or "They are just kids and I love them." • Let out your emotions in other ways. Cry. Yell into a pillow. Shake out all the anger and tension in your body. Compiled from The Orange Rhino Challenge's "12 Steps to Stop Yelling at Your Kids" DR. BARBARA BEYER DR. SUZANNE KASETA DR. BARBARA GANNON CALL TODAY... (845) 496-KIDS (5437) DEDICATED SOLELY TO PEDIATRICS. ALWAYS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. n Hudson Valley Parent 13

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