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Andrea Worthington, a mom of three, shares tips and tricks for raising kids in Westchester County.
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My other favorite tip is to get everyone dressed before they leave their bedrooms in the morning. It may mean I have to be careful about messy breakfasts, but not having to herd the kids back into their rooms to pick out clothes saves an easy 15 minutes every morning and makes getting out the door that much easier.
What do you think is a parent’s hardest job?
The hardest job as a parent is getting out of our own heads. So many parents have guilt and pressure that they aren't enough for their kids. No matter what your lifestyle and availability, our kids just want to be able to access us when we are around. We don't need to give them a flashy lifestyle for them to be happy. All they want are loving parents who listen.
What’s your favorite place in the New York City area to bring your kids?
We love going to the American Museum of Natural History. It's a hands-down winner for us due to its easy location, it's affordability, the richness of the surrounding neighborhood, and the variety of exhibits for kids to choose from. It's the perfect way to spend a day.
What is the best thing about raising kids in the New York City area?
The New York City area offers parents access to so many different types of experiences. The city changes as your kids grow up. At first, they may only go to libraries or zoos. But as they get older, they can experience the magic of the American Museum of Natural History or their first Broadway show. It may seem like the landscape of the city changes with each year your kids age, but they just unlock more and more experiences to explore.