This is a season to celebrate the love of family and friends. We, at Hudson Valley Parent, want to wish you all the very best of the season and look forward to a healthy and happy new year! In that spirit we want to share a note that a grateful parent sent to Dr. Paul Schwartz, Hudson Valley Parent’s guru on raising children. The letter writer is teaching her 9-year-old daughter what it means to share with others and give back to the community.
Dear Dr. Schwartz,
I wanted to tell you that after reading your article in Hudson Valley Parent about helping our children to be autonomous and to "give back", my daughters and I volunteered weekly at a soup kitchen last summer. I am teaching them autonomy, selflessness, compassion, earning privileges, and not to feel entitled like so many other young people do. Between your parenting articles, your snippet on Youtube, and other things you have done for you......I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting me on the right path to becoming a better parent. Thank you very, very much!
Have a wonderful holiday season and God bless,
From a local Hudson Valley Parent reader.