ASHLEY PIPER/ VEGAN BLOGGER
SHERON PATTERSON/ RELATIONSHIPS EXPERT
Five Advice Tips for the New Modern Family
Do become a model parent. Show patience and strong coping skills. Parents with modern families live under an even greater spot light and under intense scrutiny. You must have a strong self -esteem and sense of self.
Do acknowledge and celebrate differences.
You shouldn't pretend that your adoptive child has the same racial features as you and your family. To help your son or daughter appreciate the beauty of his or her heritage, provide toys and dolls reflective of that culture.
Don't introduce your child as adopted.
The child should be referred to as your son or daughter, because you are a family. Everything you make this introduction, you are creating greater awareness and affirming your child.
Do educate others. Look for opportunities to educate others at schools, churches and civic events so that our society can learn to value the richness of diversity!
Do cultivate support. Modern families should surround themselves with support, which includes your immediate family, other transracial families, and members of your child’s racial group. A community of support will help stimulate your thinking, provide inspiration and ideas, provide cultural diversity, and challenge you in constructive ways.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
APRIL 15 – 27, 2014
Winspear Opera House
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the smash hit Broadway musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film. This eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
RODEO DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS
It all starts from the very moment you walk in, where you'll be greeted by your very own Concierge. We will instantly help you become acquainted with our office, staff, and doctors with a personal tour of our state of the art facility. Enjoy our waiting room with a full size play-gym for the kids, watch a Hit Hollywood Movie in our Movie Theatre with surround sound, or allow the kids to play in the XBOX 360 game center. All of our operatories are equipped with digital x-ray, intra-oral camera system, electronic handpieces, and over-head High Definition television with cable- all for your personal comfort and enjoyment. Both you and your doctor will create a comprehensive plan that will fit your personal needs and lifestyle addressing all your oral health concerns