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HVP February 2018

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24 Hudson Valley Parent n February 2018 Scigliano strongly encourages parents to allow their teens to be independent during this process. "They should let their children fill out applications and interviews on their own. Encourage kids to become responsible for the job". Veronesi strongly agrees. "Many parents fill out the application, make phone calls to set-up the interview, ask all the questions. Let your teen take responsibility and do these things or they really aren't learning." Desired qualities Supervising youth is a serious responsibility and Scigliano expects applying CIT's to be role models when working at the camps. "We don't want just anyone in the program," says Scigliano, seeking qualities in trainees such as taking initiative, being independent and creative, and loving kids and the public. "They should be focused, mature, be able to take direction, and listen to authorities, and work well with peers and kids," says Kathleen Bauman Geher of New Paltz, pulling from her daughter's experience as a CIT at a YMCA camp in the Hudson Valley. "They will work with different-aged kids with a huge range of needs and personalities which can be hard to navigate." Ross, with past experience at a sleep-away camp, recommends that prospective CIT's focus on being flexible. "It's important to keep in mind that not everyone at that camp is coming from the same home. Every counselor should have an open heart, mind and ears." BECOMING A CIT (Continued from Page 23) • Fun, friendly atmosphere • Sedation services available • Treating kids of all needs • Most insurance accepted 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 ORANGEPEDIATRICCARE.COM ORANGE PEDIATRIC CARE, P.C. Looking for Quality, Compassionate, Personalized Pediatric Care? Maria Bernardez, MD - Board Certificate, FAAP Pediatrician Visit and "Like" our Facebook page Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-214-0008 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! Are you like me? Never done sales before? We have a great way to teach you and help you become successful. If you enjoy talking to people and learning what they are all about, you will succeed in our personal and supportive workplace. Call Terrie Goldstein 845-562-3606 Hudson Valley Parent magazine Sell a product you believe in!

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