Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - January 2014

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It is awesome to see how proud they are of their achievements. — Tami Taylor, mom who took to pummeling him as sport. Nothing changed until he took karate — then everything did. Little Adam grew up to become Renshi McCauley, a sixth-degree black belt, owner of the Go No Sen Karate Dojo in Peekskill and author of the book "The One Fight You Don't Want to Lose: Proven Martial Arts Principles for Raising Successful and Productive Kids". He's been teaching karate to kids for 27 years and knows the benefits not only from his own transformation, but from that of so many he has taught. "Although the martial arts were designed for life protection, they have evolved into a whole life character education program," he explains. "Each child grows in confidence, self-esteem, focus, control, discipline, perseverance, determination, dedication and respect, not to mention loyalty, integrity and awareness." Maury Levitz, head instructor of New Paltz Karate Academy, agrees. "Our students learn so many skills that they can use both in the dojo and in the outside world," says Levitz, who has been teaching children for 19 (Continued on Page 24) Renshi Adam McCauley of Go No Sen Karate Dojo in Peekskill poses with one of his young students, 7-year-old Brenna Guarino. Jaime Knows Kids. Jaime Rivera, MD THE PEDIATRICIANS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY SM "Bedside manner" may not be everything, but it's certainly an asset when you're dealing with young patients. As the father of four, Dr. Jaime Rivera has it in spades. He couples vast medical experience with a unique warmth and sense of humor that puts his patients instantly at ease. And although his outside interests are wide-ranging, he holds serving the needs of his patients "beyond the call" as his top priority. Fishkill Hopewell Junction Hyde Park Kingston Modena Newburgh Pawling Poughkeepsie Rhinebeck That's why Dr. Rivera loves working at The Children's Medical Group. CMG is all about kids, and all our staff members excel at what they do. Nine "local" offices offer comprehensive medical services from birth through adolescence. Need a same-day appointment? We've got that. Responsive emergency intervention or superlative care for chronic illness? We're all over that, too. Caring for kids isn't just our business, it's our passion. And we wouldn't have it any other way. Dr. Rivera knows that fresh air and exercise are important not only for kids, but for the adults they look up to. Visit our website or call our main number to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rivera in our Poughkeepsie office. Follow us on facebook & twitter ...We take care of kids... 104 Fulton Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Phone: 845.452.1700 n Hudson Valley Parent 23

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