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HVP August 2016

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n August 2016 ON OUR COVER In this issue COLUMNS FEATURES 6 Editor's Journal: Like a boss! BY FELICIA HODGES 12 Child Behavior: Communicating with your adolescent BY PAUL SCHWARTZ 30 Calendar: Great places to go and things to do 38 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK How do you encourage your daughters to be active or play sports? My daughter, Maria, has been taking Tae Kwon Do since she was 3. The days when she doesn't really feel like going to class, I just have to remind her how close she is to her black belt, and it lights a fire under her. She realizes she's been working hard towards that ultimate goal and isn't about to give up now. — Tracy Weir Marek I try to help encourage team spirit and trying her best. I want her to always remember that she can do and be anything that she puts her mind to. — Carrie Puppo Tropea We try to encourage our girls by telling them playing soccer is more about having fun than winning. We tell them they are part of a team and everyone has to work together to have a good game. — Roxanne Ferber We encourage our daughters by practicing [soccer and basketball] with them. The more comfortable they feel the more confident they are when they play as part of a team. — Jennifer Salinas If my daughter, Addison, doesn't get a hit in T-Ball, she walks off the field and says, "I'm still not better yet" and it breaks my heart. You don't realize how their self-esteem is tied up to doing as well as everyone else. — Rochelle Gioggia 8 I Am a Hudson Valley Parent Glenda Faison-Crawford: Writing what she knows BY BRIAN PJ CRONIN 10 Annual Enrichment Guide The best in area after-school and weekend programs 14 On the road again!: Visiting Museum Village Take a trip back in time and visit an Orange County treasure 16 Play like a girl: The contact sports connection So, your little girl wants to suit up and play football. Now what? BY FELICIA HODGES 20 Help! My kid doesn't want to go to school! How to get a handle on things when your child refuses to go BY LISA IANNUCCI 23 Toy Fair Treasures: Eco-Dough A fun f ind from this year's event in NYC BY FELICIA HODGES 24 Immunizing your school-aged child Why vaccines are required once Junior heads of f to school BY LINDA FREEMAN 26 Tales of an organic mom The advantages and dif f iculties of living organically from an area parent who's been there and is doing that BY JENNIFER BRIZZI Photographed at Museum Village in Monroe, Chloe, 10, is from Campbell Hall and attends Goshen Intermediate School. She is also on a competition dance team, plays violin and studies Tang Soo Do. Photo by Michael Bloom

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