Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2017

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2017 ON OUR COVER In this issue COLUMNS FEATURES 5 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services 6 Editor's Journal: Eat locally, think globally BY SARA DUNN 30 Child Behavior: Keep kids safe online BY PAUL SCHWARTZ 32 Calendar: School expos and more family-fun events 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Dr. Gerda Maissel: Bringing it all back home BY BRIAN PJ CRONIN 10 Me Time: Just for moms Six tips to improve home & hearth 14 What to do with a veggie share CSAs offer members cooking, canning and other classes on how to prepare that bountiful basket BY KYMBERLY BRECKENRIDGE 20 Celebrate Earth Day! Follow this simple recipe to make "seed bombs" with your kids to help feed the bees BY ROXANNE FERBER 22 Biggest smile winner revealed Meet the winner of HVP's Biggest Smile contest sponsored by Windsor Dental Center and Children's Medical Group 24 10 terrific camps! Check out this special listing of 10 camps in the mid-Hudson Valley region offering programs to entertain and educate your children while school is out for summer This month's cover kid is Hayley Thomas from Harriman. Her mother describes her as "one with nature." Hayley loves the outdoors and animals and aspires to one day live on a farm. Here, she is pictured helping out in the greenhouse at Root 'N Roost Farm in White Sulphur Springs. Photo by Michael Bloom HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK How do you protect your kids from the risks of social media? I've got everybody's passwords, access to systems and [there is] no privacy...the kids keep an eye on what their siblings are doing. If a teenager tells the little ones they're doing something inappropriate, their experience is supposed to be respect - ed and the activity stopped. — Sandra Mort I have everyone's passwords. I am friends with every account. And I check their phones. They can try to delete, but I can just check on Veri - zon Family Base and pull up every- thing they text. — Barbara Marshall My tween daughter is on social media. She goes on Instagram, Snapchat and I check her phone every single night to see what she posts/watches on Instagram, etc. and I keep track of every text she sends to friends. She's very respon - sible. She loves her phone...and she knows she will lose her phone the moment I see inappropriate stuff. — Anja Taekker My 13 year old... is on Instagram only. I take his phone and look. [It's] that simple - I pay for the phone, it's mine to look at whenever I want. He must hand it over immediately! When he was on Facebook, I had ac - count access and we were "friends," but I'm not on Instagram. — Erica Nemeth

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