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20 Hudson Valley Parent n August 2015 brain. These activities are always run by an adult and structured for safety. When kids are not scheduled, we allow them to have full access to video games, iPads, or devices, but these experiences are also struc- tured. They never get a chance to make their own world anymore." Growing Kids also runs a Maker Camp for kids in August, as well as homeschooling programs during the school year. For more information, ou visit ids or contact Hall at whitneyhall@ Striking a balance How do parents, who most certain- ly want what's best for their children, navigate that balance between allow- ing children to imagine and discover on their own and keeping them safe? For starters, keep an eye on yourself. Are you constantly issuing warnings? This may be doing more harm than good, says Hall. "Here's an easy rule of thumb for parents: If you hear yourself saying 'be careful' or 'watch out' to your kids over and over, try to be aware of it. Do a self-assessment. How many times a day do you tell your child to be careful? How many times an hour? Now, do you think that your advice to your child to be careful is having an effect? Do you think you are helping your child learn to be more careful by simply saying those words? Or do you think that you are helping them to feel fear at every turn, to feel that danger is lurking everywhere? This is the effect we have when we tell them to be careful. Instead, we should show them how to carefully do the dangerous thing." Hilary Crispell, a Kingston moth- er of two, agrees that parents must teach their children how to navigate dangers, and then must back away ROOM TO ROAM (Continued from Page 19) Orange Pediatric Care, P.C. "Quality, Compassionate, Personalized care you and your child will know and trust!" Schedule your Physicals NOW! Spring is here and it is not too early, in fact is is the perfect time. Get them done before your summer vacations, before the appointment schedules get full. It is also time to schedule your Asthma and Allergy check ups! Please call us and set up your next appointment today. 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 301 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-5995 Find us at & for Hours & Information 241 North Road | Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Early Education Center Empower Your Child's Learning Register now for fall daycare! Every child is unique and special, each with individual interests and needs. Since 1988, our holistic, child-centered approach, led by our experienced teachers, has helped children develop in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, allowing them to play and learn at their own pace. đƫƫDaycare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years đƫƫ1/%ƫ$!.,5 đƫƫ+# đƫƫ!.!0%+*ƫ$!.,5ƫ đƫƫ+2!)!*0ƫ$!.,5 đƫƫ*%)(ƫ$!.,5ƫ đƫƫ2 Poughkeepsie locations đƫƫ%0!.5ƫ/! ƫ1..%1(1) đƫƫ,!%(ƫ,.+#.)/ƫ/ƫ,,.+2! ƫ (speech, special education, occupational and physical therapy) đƫƫ * %2% 1(ƫ0$!.,%!/ƫ2%((!ƫ onsite, in community programs and in home Accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and recipient of 2015 Dutchess-Putnam Childcare Council Award for Outstanding Special Needs Program. Call today at (845) 431-8826 to reserve your space!

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