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HVP November 2014

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4 Hudson Valley Parent ■ November 2014 8 I am a Hudson Valley parent Dr. Padma Garvey: Good health starts at home BY KATHLEEN WILLCOX 10 School Guide Great schools for your kids 12 "My teacher hates me!" How to solve your child's school struggles BY MALIA JACOBSON 16 Homeschooling 101 Your step-by-step guide to teaching at home BY KELLY AURIEMMO 20 Listen to this book! The values of reading aloud to your kids — at any age BY LINDA FREEMAN 25 Let them sleep? The local debate over delaying school start times BY DAWN GREEN 28 Happy meals! Reader photos of Hudson Valley's best family-friendly restaurants In this issue COLUMNS FEATURES 6 Editor's Journal: My favorite time of day BY KATY WEBER 30 Calendar: Great places to go and things to do 37 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services ON OUR COVER HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK Name one thing you couldn't live without as a new mom "A DVR. There's nothing like being able to pause and rewind cooking shows to write down i ngredients for recipes you'll never get to cook in your new state of exhaustion. That, and vodka." — Christina Vazquez "The internet! I got involved with a due date list in 1998 and we're still good friends sixteen years later. Having 50 girlfriends going through the same things was very reassuring. " — Sandra Mort "My Boba, or any soft struc- tured carrier — tied with the breast pump." — Gizella DiVenere "Other mothers! Mommy friends who literally shared in your pain." — Jenna Seeley "A swing that vibrates." — Tifanny Seyfert "Nursing nightgowns and camisoles." — Merlyn Akhtar "A yoga ball!" — Meghan Craft "A breast pump, for sure. Also, my girlfriends who were moms before me. Otherwise I would have been at the ER or calling my pediatrician at all hours." — Katie Angel "I loved my Ergo baby carrier. My son would only nap if he was in it." — Pamela Perry This month's cover kid is Addison Shirk, 5, a bright-eyed young lady, lover of all things princess, and an aspiring ballerina. She loves school but hates being inside when the sun is out. Photo by Michael Bloom 12 25

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