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HVP July 2016

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30 Hudson Valley Parent n July 2016 2264 South Rd. (Rt. 9) Poughkeepsie (Next to Friendly Ford) 845.204.9090 Kids Need A Good Night's Sleep We Carry Chemical FREE & All Natural Bedding and hard to find Two Sided Mattresses Ask about our special kids CLEARANCE items! Nat fin r specia and the safety precautions for kids are the same as the ones for adults - helmets, harnesses, and building confidence. Malitoris compares climbing to skiing - there are all types of courses and options tailored to ability levels. People who are just starting out can start at or below their ability level until they work up the confidence to try the bigger courses. And a certain shape or size won't help or hurt you - Malitoris says climbing is suitable for people of all statures. Altogether now If the thought of sending your child off for a morning or full-day of extreme sports is too much to bear, consider making it a family activity. You'll be able to see for yourself the precautions that are in place - and even go first if it will soothe your anxiety. And besides making you more comfortable, you also just might help your kids develop crucial skills that will help them later in life. "You develop so many transferable skills, like teamwork, confidence in yourself, trusting others, and dealing with your emotions," Malitoris says. "Whether you're staring at the face of a cliff, starting a new school, or starting a new job, we all have to deal with fear throughout our lives." It's good for you Believe it or not, extreme sports UNSAFE THINGS (Continued from Page 29) If your child starts talking about how awesome it would be to go rock climbing, what should you do?

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