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We want your kids to be in school – not at the doctor’s office! So, take advantage of summertime and get your child’s well child or teen check-ups taken care of. We’ll check on overall health, immunization status, key milestones and any concerns you might have. Insurance typically covers an annual check-up, which also includes the elements of a sports physical, if your child’s activities require that documentation. One convenient appointment now will save the challenges of school year scheduling later! Please note that summertime spots fill quickly, so don’t wait to schedule your appointment.

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Go for a dune buggy or horseback ride to explore the The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Hunt for tracks in the sand and bring magnifying glasses to examine the bugs and plants you’ll find.

Make a family goal to find at least one new favorite trail this summer. Cool off at Sweet Creek Falls, or cross Oregon’s second-tallest waterfall off your bucket list when you visit Salt Creek Falls.

Print out a list of the 20 covered bridges in Lane County and start exploring! You’ll discover Oregon’s longest bridge, Oregon’s widest bridge, and the only covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi.

River guides can take the entire family on whole or half-day trips. Cherish the lazy hours sharing your favorite fishing spots with your kids.

Spots like Richardson Park make it easy to create your first family camping memories. If you’re a family of seasoned campers, look for a new favorite campground at Fall Creek or along the McKenzie River Trail.

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Playing Safe Around Water by Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P. Eugene Pediatric Associates

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not chitchat with friends. Focus on the kids, because their lives depend on it. Never leave a young child alone near water, not even for a minute. If a child is under the age of 5, the supervising adult should be within arm’s length, providing “touch supervision.” Toddlers have large heads which make them naturally top-heavy. Combine that with their natural curiosity, fearlessness and general inability to swim or float, and even a few inches of standing water in a bucket, a toilet or bathtub, can pose a significant drowning risk. In addition: • Invest in properly fitting, Coast Guardapproved life vests, and have kids wear them whenever they are near water. Pool toys, water wings and other floaties are NOT reliable flotation devices and may give children and

parents a false sense of security. • For backyard pools, install a fence that surrounds all sides, and is at least four feet tall with self-closing and self-latching gates. • Enroll your children in swimming lessons as early as possible. • Never allow children of any age to use a hot tub without a buddy (even adults should heed this warning). • Learn CPR and basic water rescue skills. Never assume that a child who knows how to swim is not at risk for drowning. All kids need to be supervised in the water, no matter their skill level. Taking these precautions will reduce the risk of drowning and help ensure that you and your family have a safe summer.


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ROLE MODELS Helping Kids Better Understand Mental Health by Janina Scarlet, Ph.D.

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uperhero and other popular culture films and television shows are at an all-time high when it comes to popularity, ratings, and revenue. They provide a great entertainment value but can they also provide an educational value as well? As a clinical psychologist who uses superheroes and other fictional characters in my work with clients with depressions, anxiety, and PTSD, the answer to this question is an absolute “yes.” Many children might never have learned how to understand or talk about their mental health. However, seeing how fictional superhero role models process their mental health difficulties can serve as a model for children to understand their own emotional experiences as well. In fact, pop culture has already been shown to be helpful with teaching children proper conflict resolution skills, how to establish healthy behaviors, as well as how to look out for and report sexual abuse. In addition, recent research studies also find that creating meaningful connections with fictional characters can help people to find a sense of belonging after being bullied or rejected. In this sense, a child who had experienced bullying, for example, may relate to a fictional character, such as Peter Parker (Spider-Man) or Harry Potter, who had also experienced bullying. In seeing these characters going through a similar ordeal, children who experience these struggles may find themselves feeling less alone, as well as more compassionate toward

others who are also going through similar experiences. Furthermore, people who had experienced trauma, such as a tragic death or abuse, might initially feel disconnected and isolated in their experiences. However, finding fictional characters with similar traumatic origins, can help that individual to feel less alone after experiencing trauma. In therapy, fictional characters like the Avengers, Harry Potter, and Wonder Woman can also be used as role models to help children better understand their mental health. This can be accomplished by initially helping the children to understand the fictional character’s own experience first. For example, many children might easily identify that when little Bruce Wayne (Batman) witnessed the death of his parents at a young age, he must have felt scared and very sad. The children might then have an easier time understanding and talking about their own experiences of loss and grief. By seeing how their favorite superhero or other fictional character was able to learn from their painful experience and find their own superpowers, children can learn how to understand not only their own mental health struggles but also how to look out for others who may need help as well, essentially becoming a kind of a superhero in real life. Capes are optional. Dr Janina Scarlet is a clinical psychologist and the author of Therapy Quest, a revolutionary self-help book which combines therapy with an interactive fantasy quest. For more information go to: www.superhero-therapy.com O R E G O N F A M I L Y. C O M • J U N E 2 0 1 9

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week features a different creative reuse project. MECCA, 11am – 3pm, $3-5, Ph 541.302.1810

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Story Times Springfield Library story times. Preschool Story time (ages 3-6) Weds 10:00am. Lap sit story time (ages 0-3) Weds 10am, Sensory Storytime (for kids with sensory integration issues or special needs) every other Thurs. Preschool Art & Science Storytime. (ages 0-6), Springfield Library, 10:30-11:15am, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766 Barnes & Noble weekly story time. Whimsical Weds 7:00pm. Toddler-Time, Weds 11:00am. Saturdays at 11:00am. Call for weekly themes. Ph 541.687.0356 Creswell Library Story times. (ages 0-36 months): Board/Picture books, songs, lap bounces, and rhymes. Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5): picture Books, storytelling, songs, rhymes, early literacy activities and crafts. Ph 541.895.3053 Fern Ridge Library Storytimes (recurring weekly). Pre-K Storytimes (ages 3-5) Wed at 11am followed by craft time. Baby & Toddler Storytimes (ages 0-3) Friday at 11am followed by play group. Fern Ridge Library, FREE! Ph 541.393.1046 Early STEM Storytime! Join our educators as we read a story and lead a hands-on activity designed for early learners. Each storytime is a

unique expansion of Tot Discovery Day from the first Friday of the month. Eugene Science Center, 2nd 3rd and 4th Friday of each month, ages 0-5, 11-11:30am, Ph 541.682.7887 Dog Tale Story Time. Kids have fun and build skills in short one-on-one sessions reading to trained dogs and handlers’ courtesy of PAAWS. Every Sat, Dntwn Eugene Library, 2-3:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Downtown Eugene Library storytimes. Preschool Storytime, Wed 10:15am and 11:00am. Baby Storytime, Fri 10:15am and 11:15am. Talkers Storytime, Tues 10:15am and 11:00am. Walkers Storytime, Thurs 10:15am and 11:00am.  Pajama Storytime, Tues 6:30pm. Dog Tale Story Time, Sat, 2-3:30pm. Sheldon and Bethel Branches: Family Storytime, Fri 10:15am. Ph 541.682.8316 Adventure! Story Time. A rotation of awesome storytellers will read, tell felt board stories, make craft projects, chat with puppets, and generally bring the fun every Friday from 11:05-11:25am. Adventure! Children’s Museum, FREE! Ph 541.653.9629

Kids Minecrafters. Play together, share tips, and get creative with building challenges on Eugene Library computers. Ages 6 - 12. Limited space, pre-reg required. Dntwn Eugene Library, Mon & Tues @ 4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Science After School: Engineering Challenges. K - 5th grade students (and home school equiv) explore science in a fun, hands-on setting led by experienced STEM educators. Incorporates structured and open-ended inquiry-based learning opportunities. Adv reg required. Eugene Science Center, Fridays 1-6pm, $35, Ph 541.682.7888 Table Tennis for Kids. Run in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club - Tues and Thurs 5:15-6:15 and Saturdays 1:30-2:30. All sessions are free. Equipment and coaching is provided. $40 annual Boys & Girls Club membership is required. Ph 541.345.9939 Playtime for Parents and Children. Children 4 and under can join us every Monday to play in our fun and welcoming playroom filled with baby dolls, books, trucks, soft dough, and more. Parenting Now! 10am-12pm, nominal fee, Ph 541.484.5316 Reading with Cats. Designed to help younger supporters give back to animals while developing reading skills and compassion. Also promotes animal-savvy behavior and helps cats get positive, calm time with children. Children ages 6 - 12. Days: Mon 12pm & 3:30pm, Tues 1pm & 4pm. Greenhill Humane Society, FREE! Ph 541.689.1503 Public Skate @ The Ice Center. Call for skate times. Ph 541.682.3615

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Saturday Market/Farmers Market. The oldest, open-air market in the US. Offers great food, local crafts, and live entertainment. Every Saturday, Park blocks, rain or shine. 10:00am – 5pm, Ph 686-8885, FREE!

Saturday Kids Workshops at MECCA. From magnetic puzzles to robots to sock creatures. No need to pre-reg. All materials are included. Kids under 10 accompanied by an adult. Each

“2PM Talks.” A docent-led talk every Tues thru Sun at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, included with price of admission. Ph 541.346.3024

Eugene Science Center. Our ever-changing exhibits and Planetarium feature something for everyone! Explore science topics, astronomy, mechanics, optics, water quality, and nanotechnology. See website for features, admission, dates, and times. Ph 541.682.7888 Pre-K Planetarium Show: Stories in the Stars. Designed with our younger visitors in mind, this live, interactive planetarium show is a wonderful introduction to the planetarium. 25 minutes. Fri and Sat, 10:30am, Eugene Science Center, Ph 541.682.7888 Playtime for Parents and Child. Join us in the Parenting Now! playroom for fun and socialization. For families with children up to 4 years old. Parenting Now! Mondays from10amnoon, nominal fee, Ph 541.484.5316

1 SATURDAY Function for Junction. The classic Show ‘n Shine presents hundreds of cars, featuring an array of makes, models and sizes. Raffles with great prizes, food booths, a car puzzle game, face painting and much more. Downtown Junction City, 6:30-9pm, FREE! Ph 541.954.0762 Family Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend! This week, Bryan Reed. Dntwn Eugene Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Emerald Valley Opry. Featuring: Revelation Street Band/Country, Folk, Gospel. Little Sisters/Old Country and Gospel. Satori Bob/Alt-Americana. Frank McCracken/Country. David Macauley/Country, Gospel, Harmonica. Powers Auditorium Willamette High School, doors open 5pm, concert 6:009:30pm, $3-$8/under 7 free, Ph 541.688.0937 Cascade Raptor Center Family Day. Come learn about birds in springtime – where birds nest, who builds nests and who doesn’t. Build your own bird nest and decorate eggs to place in the nest! Ages 4-11 with adult, admission +$2, Ph 541.485.1320 Oregon Free Fishing Day. On these dates no license needed, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon open to fishing, crabbing or clamming. Discover new fishing spots and introduce children to fishing. Catch limits and other restrictions still apply. Horse Riding Day. Get a professional horse or pony riding lesson and make fun horse themed art to take home! Ages 4 and up. Singing Creek Center, 12pm, $30

2 SUNDAY Family Fun: This week, Fun with Legos. Dntwn Eugene Library, 2-3pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Oregon Free Fishing Day. See the 1st Bugs and Ballet. An inspiring, heartwarming dance performance showcasing the entire Eugene Ballet student body (ages 3-18). Hult Center, 2-5pm, $19.50, Ph 541.682.5000

4 TUESDAY Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. The Legendary banjoist/composer/bandleader has reconvened the original, extraordinary initial lineup of his incredible combo. The Shedd Institute, 7:30pm, $69-75, Ph 541.484.7000 PHOTO: MELANIE GRIFFIN

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Little Family Yoga with Brynne Blevins. Springfield Library, 10:30am, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766 Teens at 4:30. Teen ages 12+ Springfield Library, 4:30-5:30pm, All events FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766

6 THURSDAY Nature Kids: Make Terrariums. learn about ecosystems and make a mini-terrarium to take home. For ages 6 to 12. Downtown Library, 4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 7 Friday First Friday Artwalk. A guided tour begins at 5:30pm starting at Mary Spilde Downtown Center and continues until 8:00pm. Always FREE! Ph 541.485.2278 FREE First Friday at the Museum. Investigate Oregon’s amazing fossils and ecosystems and delve into its cultural history. Museum of Natural History, 11am-5pm, Ph 541.346.3024 Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Pre-K. This month: Remarkable Raptors. With their precision vision, soaring wings, and sharp talons, raptors are truly magnificent. Come learn more through a story, crafts, and exploration of the museum’s newest exhibit, Peregrine Falcons: Museum of Natural and Cultural History, ages 3-5, 10:30 – 11:30am, $3-10, Ph 541.346.3024 Tot Discovery Day. Blast Off! a morning of experiments with chemical reactions, rockets, paper airplanes and helicopters. We’ll discover cool ways to explore physics and chemistry on this summer day of science fun. Ages 0-5, Eugene Science Center, 9am-12pm, $2-10, Ph 541.682.7888

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Tuesday, June 4th Springfilm: Pulp Fiction. Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! All ages. Free and open to the public. Wildish Theater, 6:30-9:30pm, Ph 541.726.3766

8 SATURDAY Family Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend! This week Kris Olsen. Dntwn Eugene Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 June Tea at Shelton McMurphy Johnson House. Tea times include scones, savories, tea sandwiches, dessert and freshly brewed tea, of course. Prepaid reservations are required. SMJH, 1pm, $30, Ph 541.484.0808 Oregon Dunes Triathlon and Duathlon. The first open-water triathlon event of the season in the NW, also the only Olympic distance triathlon on the Oregon Coast. Swim Woahink Lake, cycle coastal country roads and run through woodlands. The finale is a dash in the picturesque dunes. Free to spectators. Woahink Lake, 8am, Ph 541.997.3338 The Bus Fair. More than just tiny bus homes, it’s a full festival with live music, a beer, cider and spirits garden, art vendors, food trucks and camping under the stars. Tour 20-30 school bus conversions, aka “skoolies,” and be inspired to take your own road trips. Greenwaters Park (Oakridge), 11am-6pm, $15-50

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Opening Night for Eugene EMS as they take on Hillsboro. 2018 Championship Ring Replica Giveaway for first 1000 fans. First pitch 7:05pm

11 TUESDAY Teens at 4:30. Teen ages 12+ Springfield Library, 4:30-5:30pm, All events FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766

Lego Club. Springfield Library Children’s Area, 2-4pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

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Bounce Aerial Arts Saturday, June 15th 29 SATURDAY Summer Science Excursion. Learn about the Oregon Dunes unique and vital habitat on a hike with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative. Enjoy a two-mile hike across the dunes near Florence (dry/wet sand and uneven ground). Kids accompanied by an adult. Trans and snacks provided, space limited, $45-55, Ph 541.346.3024

15 SATURDAY Family Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend! This week Chuck Coxon. Dntwn Eugene Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Second Friday Art Walk. Starts at Springfield City Hall, 5:00pm, FREE! Bounce Aerial Arts presents: Night at the Museum. A collaboration of student and instructor choreography, these young aerialists from beginning to advanced levels showcase their strength, flexibility, and creativity. Hult Center, 1:00 and 6:00pm, $18-20.50, Ph 541.682.5000 Eugene EMS take on Hillsboro. First pitch 7:05pm

Stories in the Park. Each Saturday during Summer Reading, we’ll meet at a Willamalane Park for storytime. Each storytime is different and we’ll even have special treats and guests at some of the them! Today’s location for Stories in the Park is Thurston Hills Natural Area. 11am-noon, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

16 SUNDAY Family Fun: Make a fairy house. Downtown Eugene Library, 2-3pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Eugene EMS take on Hillsboro. First 1,000 fans also receive a whiffle ball and bat set. First pitch 5:05pm

18 TUESDAY Family Night: Bats! Learn about what they eat, how they pollinate foods people eat, and more. Sheldon Branch Library, 6:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Teens @ 4:30. Blast off into a Spider-Verse of stories! Rated PG. Free popcorn! Teen ages 12+ Springfield Library, All events FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766

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Pegasus and the Stories of the Stars. Learn how stars in the night sky got their names and hear stories behind such constellations as Pegasus in this non-stop puppet play. Fern Ridge Library, 1:30-2:30pm, FREE!, Ph 541.935.7512 Commencement Day Free Admission. Congratulations, Duck graduates! The Museum of Natural and Cultural History celebrates the Class of 2019 by offering free admission to grads, families, and everyone else. The Shedd Choral Society - Johannes Brahms. Explores Johannes Brahms’ Six Songs and Romances, Opus 93, which gives evidence to the musical range of the famed Romantic composer. The Shedd Institute, 7:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.484.7000

20 THURSDAY Little Family Yoga with Brynne Blevins. Springfield Library, 10:30am, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

21 FRIDAY Eugene EMS take on Tri-City. First 1,000 fans snag an 80’s Throwback Jersey. First pitch 7:05pm

22 SATURDAY Family Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend! This week Michael Bradley. Dntwn Eugene Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

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Stories in the Park. On Sat AM’s, we’ll meet at a Willamalane Park for storytime. Each storytime is different and we’ll even have special treats and guests at some of the them! Today’s location is Island Park. 11am-noon, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766 Eugene EMS take on Tri-City. Emeralds will also be donning specialty PRIDE jerseys. First pitch 7:05pm Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for a block party-style celebration! Get signed up early, learn about more events, and get ready for a summer of fun! Fern Ridge Library, 1-3pm, FREE! Ph 541.393.1046

Stories in the Park. On Sat AM’s, we’ll meet at a Willamalane Park for storytime. Each storytime is different and we’ll even have special treats and guests at some of the them! Today’s location is Clearwater Park. 11am-noon, FREE! Ph 541.726.3766 Cottage Grove Wings and Wheels. A showcase of vintage aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and machines that go to and fro. Visit the displays at the museum and out on the air strip, including several 1930s Oregon home-built aircraft. Food and snacks available. Oregon Aviation Historical Society (Cottage Grove), 10am-4pm, $5 (12/under Free)

Summer Solstice Ultimate Tournament. Over 40 men’s and women’s Ultimate teams will compete in the 41st Eugene Summer Solstice Tournament. Roosevelt and Monroe Middle Schools. Times and Price TBD.

23 SUNDAY Family Fun: A musical petting zoo! Downtown Eugene Library, 2-3pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Eugene EMS take on Tri-City. Bike to PK Park day! First pitch 5:05pm

Eugene Emeralds Opening Night Friday, June 14th

24 MONDAY Eugene EMS take on Tri-City. First Responder Appreciation Day. First pitch 7:05pm

Garth Brooks Stadium Tour. Rock Autzen Stadium with country music’s best! Garth Brooks will perform for his first time ever in Eugene. 7:00pm

25 TUESDAY Teens @ 4:30. Henna. Give yourself a henna tattoo or get a friend to do one on you! Teen ages 12+ Springfield Library. All events FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766 Family Night: Bats! Learn about what they eat, how they pollinate foods people eat, and more. Bethel Branch Library, 6:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

27 THURSDAY Rich Glauber Family Music Time. Preschoolers, kindergartners, and families are invited to join Rich in a song and dance extravaganza! Springfield Library. All events FREE and open to the public! Ph 541.726.3766

Ukrainian Day Festival. Veselka, Springfield’s 80-member dance troupe will perform at this popular outdoor festival celebrating Ukrainian heritage. Dancers from age five up to young adults make up the troupe, which performs live and athletic dances with colorful, festive costumes. Nativity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 11am-4pm, FREE! Ph 541.726.7309

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Age-Specific Tips on Helping Kids Make a Splash by Malia Jacobson

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soccer to gymnastics to track, lots of sports help kids build skills and burn off energy. But one sport offers a unique boost to lifelong fitness: Swimming. Research shows swimming lessons build skills that can translate into a lifetime of safe, effective exercise long after kids put away their cleats, ballet slippers, and track shoes. And regular swimming builds core strength, breath control, and stamina that can enhance performance in other sports, according to Jenny and Chris McCuiston, parents and founders of Goldfish Swim School, a nationwide provider of swim lessons for children. Here’s how to help kids make a splash, safely, whether they’re in the tot pool or the deep end.

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Early Years 1-5: Pool Rules Although a small study found that formal swim lessons can reduce drowning risk in children ages one to four, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that preschoolage children should never be considered water safe. Before age four, children don’t have the motor skills needed to swim independently and still need constant adult supervision in and around the water, even if they have some swimming ability. But swim lessons can still benefit young kids; one recent study found that in addition to building physical skills, swim lessons gave kids a boost in cognitive and social development. At this age, swim lessons should focus on building basic skills, such as getting into and out of the water safely and going

underwater comfortably. Parents can help by emphasizing water safety rules, say Jenny and Chris McCuiston, parents and founders of Goldfish Swim School. “Rules are there for a reason, especially when it comes to rules for the pool. Walk, don’t run; make sure an adult is watching; no horseplay. Reviewing rules together as a family before you swim helps everyone enjoy the water.” Elementary Years 6-12: Just Keep Swimming By grade school, kids may have the strength, stamina and control needed to master more complex swimming skills, from freestyle breathing to flip turns. With regular swim lessons and practice, your school-aged child is likely more confident in and around the


water and may even have passed a swim test or two. At this point, families may be tempted to quit lessons and devote time and energy to other pursuits—after all, the kids already know how to swim, right? Not so fast. There’s good reason to continue with lessons and practice into the tween and teen years, says Matti Svoboda, owner of Blue Dolphins Aquatics in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “Every spring when parents come for refresher lessons, they’re are surprised at how much their child has forgotten since last summer,” she says. “Just like any other physical activity, kids should keep swimming multiples time throughout the year, whether it be in lessons or free swim, so they don’t lose the muscle memory, endurance, and stamina they’ve gained.” Teen Years 13-18: Lifeguard          Summertime pools and beaches brim with opportunities for teens to socialize, exercise, and relax. But drowning risk doesn’t evaporate once kids outgrow the baby pool—it’s still the second leading cause of death for children 1 to 19, with teenage boys particularly at risk. To protect kids from drowning, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children learn to swim, including teenagers. (If your child learned to swim years ago, periodic refresher lessons can help build and maintain swimming ability.) Prioritize water safety by talking to teens about drowning risks, including the risks of drinking and swimming; per research journal Injury Prevention, up to 30 percent of drowning deaths involve alcohol. Make sure teens understand the risks of unsafe jumping and diving, which can include severe head injuries and paralysis, and teach teens to dive safely: Never dive headfirst into an unknown body of water or anywhere diving isn’t allowed. Insist on life vests when teens use watercraft and boats, including paddleboards. Finally, when it comes to pool safety, trust, but verify: Ask about adult supervision before your teen attends a pool party and confirm parents will be present during any swimming activity. Malia Jacobson is a nationally published health journalist and mom. Her latest book is Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades. O R E G O N F A M I L Y. C O M • J U N E 2 0 1 9

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A Dad’s Eye View Humor by Rick Epstein

Smart Fathers Were Perfect Boys “D

ad,” said my 16-year-old daughter Wendy, “can Mary and Jessica sleep over tonight?” “Mary the Thief?” Wendy replied angrily, “That was a long time ago.” Wendy’s circle of “frenemies” rotates swiftly, and when she is on the outs with them, she tells us about their wickedness. And Mary had been the central figure in a story of a shoplifting spree at the mall that ended with her capture, followed by a craven attempt to take the rest of her crew down with her. Wendy then asked me, “Haven’t YOU ever stolen anything?” After a thoughtful pause, I admitted, “ Three things, although one of them was a box of thumb-tacks, so you could say it was about 100 things. But each crime is burned into my memory and I’m ashamed of them.” The PERFECT father wouldn’t have ever done anything wrong. The SMART father would know when to lie. And then there’s me. In that brief exchange, I had lost the moral high ground and practically given Wendy permission to steal anything she could get her mitts on. I had also forfeited my right to indignation and disappointment if she gets caught. Me and my big mouth. I know every kid transgresses, but if you’re lucky, you won’t find out about it until they are grown up. My 23-year-old daughter Marie now tells me that when she was 10, she and the neighbor boy used to fill his red wagon with twigs and branches, light it up and then pull it around the back yard for the sheer joy of running around with a wagonload of fire. (This is just a sample.)

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Sally, my 20-year-old, now away at college, has let me know that as a high schooler she used to sneak out of the house at night for booze parties with her friends. Kids will cross the line; it’s what they do. But there has to BE a line, drawn by parents and enforced with commitment if not success. What about my own father? I found an old snapshot of him at age 13 standing beside a sign that says: “QUIET. Hospital Zone.” His arms are outstretched and his mouth is open wide as if he is singing opera. Although it’s clearly a gag, the photo is the only evidence I have that he ever even considered misbehaving. He certainly never confessed to anything. Dad had the right idea. He created his own legend and then lived it. The way he told it, as a youth he never stole, drank, smoked, fought, cursed, made a bigoted remark or peed outdoors. He read voraciously, but his library books were never overdue. If there had been a Congressional Medal of Homework, he would have won it. The model boy was made believable by the man I knew. He shaved on Saturdays, paid his bills early, and never started eating until Mom had lifted her fork. Dad would no sooner swipe a hotel towel than he would commit a triple ax-murder. He never appeared outside of his bedroom in his underwear. He never speeded, parked illegally, took an undeserved sick day or tried to reuse a postage stamp. Youthful shenanigans? He could never remember any. Some fathers might’ve said, “Drugs? Pull up a chair, son, and I’ll tell you about the time my pals and I dropped acid and tried to steal a horse.” But not mine. I was never 100 percent comfortable with having such a righteous father. It seemed that his excruciatingly moderate lifestyle and apparent freedom from temptation prevented him from fully appreciating a lively and adventuresome boy like me. But when my children arrived, because of my dad’s example I was able to become the paragon of virtue that he was. But with one virtue too many – honesty of a self-indulgent sort that likes to tell all to whoever asks. So as a Father’s Day gift to all you rookies, here’s a piece of advice: Someday Junior will ask, “Daddy, did you ever lie, steal or cheat?” Have your answer ready ahead of time. And for the good of humankind, please try to come up with something better than “yes.” Rick Epstein can be reached at rickepstein@yahoo.com. But take it easy; he’s feeling a bit frail just now.


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ummer comes and goes in a hurry, and without a bit of planning, it can be easy to miss the opportunity to check some important mind and body items off your list. A less demanding summer schedule can be used to re-set youngsters after a busy school year! Mind! Celebrate and prepare: The end of a school year offers a good chance to celebrate successes and identify opportunities. Take time for both, separately. Set some goals for the next year and use the summer to gear-up. This is a good time to get some extra math practice or become more comfortable with reading. Avoid the ‘summer slide’: Help your youngster stay in the habit of reading. This is also a great time to take advantage of special summertime programming at your local library. The Eugene and Springfield Public Libraries offer a wide range of free and lowcost options to keep kids’ minds spinning. Limit screen time: There’s no question that kids love their screens – and not all screen time is bad: Consider what sort of activity your child is engaging in. If it’s

Mind and Body! passive consumption, limit it. If it’s creative or collaborative, allow more time. But in any case, summer is a great time to get kids off their screens and into real-time fun. Be sure to check out the 1PASS offered by Willamalane (you don’t need to live in-district to buy one). $55 gets youth access to 15 popular activities and unlimited bus rides on LTD. Learn more at willamalane.org/1pass/. Body! Get outside: Physical literacy and time outdoors is good for the body and the brain – and it’s just plain fun! We’re lucky to live in a community with great bike paths, public pools and plenty of parks. Take advantage of them or get off the pavement and discover the Ridgeline trail system, Mt. Pisgah paths up the mountain or around the base, Dorris Ranch in Springfield, and many more. You can even get to some of these by taking the bus! (Go to ltd.org.) Check in on check-ups: Most health insurance includes an annual well child checkup. This doctor’s visit will make sure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date and will also provide you with the documentation

needed for summer camps and sports. Your provider will also check in on mental and physical health. Getting a check-up taken care of during the summer helps reduce absences during school, too. Eat well: If your child or a child you know receives free and reduced lunch during the summer, there are free lunch programs at schools, parks and community centers located throughout Lane County. Visit summerfoodoregon.org or foodforlanecounty.org. Summertime can also be stressful! With less structure and just as many adult commitments, like work and chores, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by children’s needs. While it’s good to keep kids engaged, it’s also okay to allow them to play on their own. Kids need down time and time to explore and play at their own pace -– and adults do too.

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Celebrate Father’s Day! by Jan Pierce, M.Ed.

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n anonymous writer once said: “A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.” It’s funny, but true. Dads are the ones who give everything to take good care of their families and on Father’s Day it’s time to give Dad his due. But what can you do that hasn’t been done before? Here’s a hint---don’t buy a tie. Instead read through the following suggestions and see if one or two of them will make Dad’s day a special one for your family.

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PLAY SOMETHING. Most dads enjoy sports. Maybe they golf or bowl or enjoy poker. Or perhaps they love to play video games but never get a turn because the kids always have the screens. Whatever Dad enjoys--do it with him. You might try having a chess or checker tournament with willing family members. Or you can always fall back on another old favorite: board games. Whatever it is, get the family in on the fun and let Dad choose his favorite kind of play.

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EAT SOMETHING. You can’t go wrong here. Dad’s day is a time to forget about calories and fix the things he loves. If you’re gathered at the old homestead, go ahead and have a big barbecue or dinner. If he loves a certain restaurant, go there. Let him order

the things he loves and make it a family event. What could be easier or more fun?

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TEACH SOMETHING. We all know that Dads have knowledge they need to pass on to the next generation. How about showing the rest of the family how to tie a fly for fishing or how to pitch the perfect curve ball? Show the boys how to check the oil or change a tire. Let the wife in on the secrets of his favorite barbecue sauce or show someone how to solve a puzzle or math problem. Dads are a wealth of wisdom---go ahead and have him share.

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REMEMBER SOMETHING. While we’re praising the many skills and character traits of our dads, let’s ask him to share a memory. He probably has wonderful stories of his younger days and maybe a few stories you’ve never heard before. Let him tell how it was going to school in the “olden days” or how he locked his mom in the henhouse when he was ten. There may be some important memories locked up in his mind that you really should know about—perhaps learning experiences from his education or his career, or maybe stories about his experiences serving his country. Time to share, Dad.

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PLANT SOMETHING. Here’s a great idea. Go shopping at a local nursery and buy a rose bush or a tree or some other living plant and put it in the ground as a family. You might mark it with a date and then have the pleasure of watching it grow and mature just as your family does. Another option would be to donate a plant in the family name to a local park or garden. Let the neighborhood enjoy your gift.

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WATCH SOMETHING. You might enjoy keeping part of Father’s Day to just sit back and relax. Watch a movie or favorite sporting event. Cheer for your favorite team while enjoying that barbecue meal. Or gather up the gang and go to the ball game or the racetrack. Be a spectator and do it with family. Too often we think of Father’s Day as a time for a card and gift. Then we scratch our heads trying to think of something to please Dad. This year get the family together and plan a fun day and please, let Dad do what he wants. He’ll enjoy doing something of his choice, especially if he gets to enjoy the time with his family. Jan Pierce, M.Ed., is a retired teacher and the author of Homegrown Readers and Homegrown Family Fun. Find Jan at www.janpierce.net. O R E G O N F A M I L Y. C O M • J U N E 2 0 1 9

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Movie Time

Twosome becomes a trio.

by Bonnie L. Harris

Let’s Go Pokémon Warner Bros. Pictures Rated: PG Now in theatres

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ever having played the Pokémon video games nor searched for the bizarre little critters during the PokémonGo craze, I thought I might be lost watching the new Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie. But director, Rob Letterman, makes it easy to enter the alternate universe where pint- sized Pokémon characters partner with humans in this rollicking whodunit.

Warmly funny with plenty of action and stunning CGI, Pokémon Detective Pikachu tells the off-beat story of a young man named Tim trying to reconnect with his father and a fuzzy wannabe detective who has amnesia. Together Tim and Pikachu a re h u r l e d i n t o a mysterious plot to turn Pokémon into crazed killers using a genetically altered chemical called “R”. Tim and Pikachu agree to work the case together, then realize that they’re also unraveling the mystery of Tim’s missing father. Trailed by a nosy reporter, Tim and Pikachu follow a twisting path that leads

to a corporate CEO with plans to use “R” to blend humans and their Pokémon counterparts into a bizarre new species. Just

when the courageous duo thinks they have the villains cornered, the tables turn, and an even more powerful enemy appears named Mewtwo. But again, all is not what it seems, and Pikachu finally discovers that Mewtwo has been brainwashed

FOR THE PARENTS Secret Handshake Avenders: Endgame Walt Disney Studios, Rated: PG-13 Now in theatres

watching prequels in order to enjoy a last chapter movie like Avengers: Endgame? Not many, I think; and that’s its one true weakness. It’s not an

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he highest grossing movie of all time,” could be the catch phrase for Marvel’s final installment of the Avengers saga. And although Avengers: Endgame wraps up the enormously popular franchise with an honestly great movie, I would have understood very little without a whole lot of binge watching ahead of time. Cinema geeks commonly watch every movie a favorite director makes, or they collect a host of films in their favorite genre. But in the future, how many people will spend 12-18 hours

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Facing the ultimate threat.

into doing evil. W hile Tim battles the CEO for control of “R”, Pikachu fights to free Mewtwo in a melee that involves humans, Pokémon, and anything else that gets in the way. Eventually, there’s a happy ending, and a cute final twist that both winks at the audience and gives Tim what he’s always wanted: A chance to do things over. Not necessarily rife with deep meaning, it’s an entertaining film about unusual friendships, tr usting your feelings, and letting go of past mistakes in order to find a better self, human and Pokémon.

accessible, stand-alone film. Despite a riveting story, quirky time traveling, ribald humor at the perfect moment, four converging storylines, and a final showdown to end all showdowns, nothing would make sense if you haven’t seen a majority of the previous Marvel movies. It’s like an exclusive club with a secret handshake. Most troubling would be neither recognizing nor appreciating the superhero characters who have profoundly influenced an entire generation of moviegoers. If possible, binge! Then, buy a ticket, stream it, or rent the DVD because Avengers: Endgame is a breathtaking experience.


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Earthtalk from the Editors of “E” the Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why are so many gray whales washing up dead on west coast beaches this spring? — Bill W., Camden, ME

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commercial whaling had decimated Northern Pacific gray whales, with their population dwindling to just a few thousand individuals by the 1930s before an international ban on commercial whaling and other conservation measures kicked in to help spur their recovery. These days some 27,000 of them ply the Northern Pacific. “The more whales you have, the more whales that are going to die,” NOAA Fisheries’ Michael Milstein tells Seattle-based news

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t’s definitely been a rough spring for Northern Pacific g ray whales mak ing their annual 5,500-mile trip from Mexico’s Baja California to the Alaskan arctic. Forty-eight of them, emaciated but otherwise showing no overt signs of any known disease, have “stranded” themselves along west coast beaches so far this spring, and researchers expect dozens more before the migration wraps up in June. The last year when such large numbers of gray whales showed up dead along their migration route was 2000, but that year’s severe El Nino had sent lots of warm water into the Pacific and disrupted food webs accordingly. While a much more mild El Niño this time around probably has contributed some warmer water into the mix, other factors are definitely contributing to the increased strandings. One optimistic view is that the whales’ very success in rebounding from nearextinction a century ago means more competition for finite amounts of food, leaving those individual whales less skilled at feeding themselves doomed to star vation. Unregulated

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service Crosscut. “So, it’s not totally unexpected that we’d see an increasing trend in whale strandings.” According to this theory, the whales may have rebounded to the point where they are bumping up against the Northern Pacific’s “carrying capacity” (defined as the maximum population size of a given species that the environment can sustain indefinitely given the availability of suitable food and habitat). But there is likely still more to the story. Global warming has led to retreating polar ice and algae die-offs in the Arctic, key habitat where the whales go every summer to stock up on nutrients before their long commute back to Mexico. These changing conditions have also led to a decline in benthic amphipods, the tiny shrimplike crustaceans that form the basis of the gray whales’ diet, which would explain why so many more of them are starving to death as they try to make the long journey north. And/or something could be wrong with

(or contaminating) amphipods, in turn hurting gray whales. Scientists worr y that the troubled grays could be “canaries in the coalmine” for more widespread problems in marine ecosystems in the coming years, especially if this recent uptick in strandings is fundamentally tied to things wrong at the very bottom of the marine food chain. “The same thing that’s affecting [gray whales] may affect other species in different ways,” adds Milstein, “if they either depend on the same food sources, or depend on food sources higher in the food web.” CONTACTS: NOAA’s Gray Whale Info, www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/ gray-whale; “Why are so many gray whales dying in WA?” crosscut. com/2019/05/why-are-so-manygray-whales-dying-wa; Michael Milstein, www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ node/2226. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. To read more, check out https://emagazine.com. To donate, visit https://earthtalk. org. Send questions to: question@ earthtalk.org.

Marine biologists aren’t sure yet why so many gray whales are washing up dead on west coast beaches, but global warming is definitely a factor.


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FFLC does not provide day care. Children ages 1 and 2 may eat if accompanied by a responsible adult. FFLC no provee cuidado de niños. Niños de 1 a 2 años pueden comer si estãn acompañados por un adulto responsable. USDA, the State of Oregon and FOOD for Lane County are equal opportunity employers and providers. USDA, el estado de Oregon y FOOD for Lane County son proveedores y empleadores de igualdad de oportunidad.

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eet Hubert! Hubert is a 2 year old mastiff mix with a goofy smile and lovable personality! His dream is to go to a home with a fully fenced yard so he can run around and play with toys. A staff member said their favorite thing about him is when he sits next to her and puts his head in her lap and gazes at her with those big, brown eyes. He also loves to sit on her feet! Hubert is a strong guy, so he is looking for experienced dog owners who are able to handle his strength. He has handling sensitivity so he needs a family that will provide him with positive reinforcement training and give him some space to settle in. He should be the only animal in the home. This silly guy is ready to find love! If you are interested in adopting a dog, or would like to learn more about adding a dog to your family, please visit 1st Avenue Shelter. 1st Avenue Shelter is open for adoptions and visits Tues. – Sat., 10 am – 6 pm (closed Sun. & Mon.) at 3970 W. 1st Avenue in Eugene. For more information call (541) 844.1777 or visit www.green-hill.org

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he Cat Rescue & Adoption Network presents Peanut, a beautiful and sweet gray tabby female who is 12 years young. She is the most loving and affectionate cat ever! She appreciates being petted and loves to give head bumps. She is low maintenance, and enjoys having a window bed to watch the great outdoors. Peanut will greet you with cute chirps and meows, and otherwise is a very quiet and mellow girl. She loves everyone she meets (including kids), and still enjoys romping and playing with feather toys. She showed up as a stray at a house in a rural area, and her owner was never found. While she likely would be happiest as an only pet, she might be OK with a slow introduction to another mellow cat or cat-friendly dog. If you are looking for an easy-going and affectionate companion, Peanut could be the perfect match for you! She’s in excellent health, spayed, is up to date on vaccinations, has had a recent complete dental, is microchipped, has been defleaed and dewormed, and is negative for FIV and Felv. Her adoption fee is $60, which allows us to continue to provide care for other kittens and cats in need. To visit Peanut in foster care, send an email to adoptinfo@CatRescues.org or call 541-225-4955 and select option 1.

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