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HVP November 2014

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Page 27 of 41 n Hudson Valley Parent 27 on babysitters who are high school students to care for the little ones un- til the parent's work day is through. "We'd all have to look into al- ternative options for our little ones unless we're stay-at-home parents or want to pay $400 plus per month for before or after school programs." Robin Jacobowitz, of the Center for Research, Regional Education, and Outreach at SUNY New Paltz, acknowledges that this is a very real and significant concern. When parents are accustomed to a certain schedule, she says, disruption is a big deal, and one that would have to come into play when local decisions such as this are made. Still, more sleep is always a good thing, even if it is 20 minutes. Both parents and teens can agree on that! Dawn Green is a freelance writer who lives with her family in Saugerties. What do you think of delaying start times for middle school and high school? "My daughter is in middle school. Her bus pick her up at 7 a.m. so she wakes up at 6:30 a.m. It is way too early for an 11-year-old. School should start at 8:30 a.m. I think that would be more reasonable." — Christina Eve "I only have little ones who are up at the crack of dawn, so I actually wish elementary school started earlier and got home earlier so I had more time with them in the afternoon. Maybe send the little kids first and the big kids second? Though I also think having teenagers get up and out early is a good habit for when the enter the working world." — Beth Rose HVP Chatroom Warm, Child Friendly Atmosphere Children with Special Needs Welcome! Specializing in Children from Infancy to Teens Emergencies Treated with Courtesy & Kindness Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation and general anesthesia available 3. 2o-oào[óó ĐĐĐÎĂfäµ®9A££oĒ0¢® AàoÎ[µ© 9 2aoà©AäAďoAQä õ Aà£oä0óàooób0óob-£oAäA®ó9A££oĒb"< tìõĘtè$Èo®!µ®fAĒàfAĒ µµäo൩ µ®oµµĂàó QAä¢oóäµà [àoAóoĒµĂà µĐ®}:oäÈ A®ĒĐoào® óo40} A££ ʼtĘĘË ýèèèĘ¯¯ µà®µÎ ¢oĂäµ®

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