Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - March 2014

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2014 In this issue 10 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Isidoro Fattore: Re-thinking school lunches BY KATHLEEN WILLCOX 12 Diary from the trenches The first three months of motherhood BY THERESA NARVESEN 16 Are inclusive classrooms better? Dad and author Sean Adelman says all students benefit 18 Breaking breast cancer A Hudson Valley mother tackles her illness head on BY HEATHER LABRUNA 22 What to get that special someone 5 tips for buying gifts for a special needs child BY JENNIFER COX 24 Twice as nice or double trouble? Life with twins demysitified BY ROXANNE FERBER 30 Letting go, saying no Coping strategies when parenting a child with autism BY LAURA LICATA SULLIVAN 34 Is a co-op preschool right for you? A local mom discovers the benefits of cooperative education BY MADELAINE HAYES COLUMNS FEATURES 5 Family Life: Get proactive with probiotics 6 Editor's Journal: Cutting to the core BY KATY WEBER 7 New Moms: Grocery cart safety 8 Child Behavior: The importance of friendship BY DR. PAUL SCHWARTZ 29 Common Core @ Home: Dear Jeff, What the heck is a number bond? 36 Calendar: Great places to go and things to do 41 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services 42 Dining Out: Sushi Makio in Kingston CORRECTION ON OUR COVER HV PARENTS ON FACEBOOK "A normal conversation begins with 'Do you have to poop?"'" — Isabel Dichiara, Lagrangeville "You pee with the bathroom door open. " — Jessica Bigelow, Kingston "Silence is a more terrifying sound than noise." — Kimberly Kilbride, Highland "You knowingly wear another per- son's snot on your shirt and aren't bothered by it." — Roxanne Ferber, Saugerties "You spend your weekend sitting on a bathroom floor with Oreos and Po- coyo on your phone making up raps about 'getting the poopy out' while your 2-year-old sits on the potty." — Stephanie McGill, Saugerties Hudson Valley Parent listed an incorrect website in our February Camp Guide. Correct website below: S.T. ART Science Through Art Sum- mer Enrichment Program,23 Foster- town Rd., Newburgh, NY, 12550, 845- 787-4248, This month's cover kids are Dylan, 18 months, from Florida, and Stephen, 14 months, from Coldenham. Dylan (seated) likes blowing bubbles and riding the lawnmower with his daddy. Stephen likes books, fire trucks, and being outside. Photo by Kit DeFever; You know you're a parent when ... 24

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