Hudson Valley Parent

HVP March 2016

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2016 ON OUR COVER In this issue COLUMNS FEATURES 6 Editor's Journal: The juggle is real BY FELICIA HODGES 26 Child Behavior: Why today's adolescent is different. from yours. BY PAUL SCHWARTZ 30 Calendar: Great places to go and things to do 38 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK What do you do to help your kids eat healthy and make good food choices? "We let them help decide what healthy foods they will eat and we eat healthy, balanced meals with them. We also have them try new things a few times before they de - cide that they don't like them." — Maria Rosati Guilbault "Make smart healthy choices for them for dinner. No fast food. — Michele Orlando Jones "My son is very picky but will eat carrots apples and yogurt. If he wants something not so great we compromise and he eats carrots ap- ples or yogurt with his meal. Gotta get fruit or veggies in somehow." — Felicity Quigley "I have taught my seven year old to read ingredients. He now does it on his own, even at school!" — Elisabeth Strand "We do not have junk food in the house unless it's a birthday or holi- day. We talk to them about balanced meals and read food labels together. The kids will also grocery shop with us as prep food when they can." — Danielle Revella Gallipoli "Avoid processed foods, cook what you eat, eat what you cook." — Rachael Markow "We have her cook with us. Getting her involved has really increased the variety of foods our three-year-old will eat." — Lauren Vuocolo 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Roxanne Ferber: Talking about parenthood's messier moments BY BRIAN PJ CRONIN 10 Fun on the field: Sports camps for kids Find a summer camp to help improve your child's sports skills. BY TIMOTHY MALCOLM 14 Bunnies, baskets and bonnets A look at parent-submitted photos of children in their Easter best. 16 Making cooking with kids easy and fun Get your kids involved in the kitchen without wrecking the place. BY STACEY HAWKINS 18 Dig your hands in the dirt! Gardening with kids Plant a family veggie or flower garden to prepare for spring. BY LISA IANNUCCI 22 Coping when your child has food allergies What to do when dietary issues make eating out dangerous. BY STEPHANIE SANDLER 24 10 tips for eating to live well An area mom shares what she learned from her plan to adopt a healthier lifestyle. BY MERLYN AKHTAR This month's cover kid is Trevor from Ulster Park. The 7-year-old is in the second grade at Kingston Catholic School and loves baseball, cub scouts, math, and science. He is also very curious about the world around him and has a desire to explore how and why things work. Photo by Michael Bloom

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