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A Dad’s Eye View by Rick Epstein

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hen my youngest daughter Wendy saw her first skyscrapers, she exclaimed, “These buildings are tall as you, Daddy!” (I’m only 5-foot-8; but Wendy was only 4 years old.) In those days, Father’s Day was a religious holiday. My kids filed into my chamber and presented me with worshipful offerings. But it couldn’t last. As with Dorothy in the throne room of the great and powerful Oz, the girls have become too well acquainted with “the man behind the curtain.” My paternal mystique had been waning for a long time, but just recently it has been taking some bad beatings. Last fall, Wendy, now a high school freshman, went out for field hockey. One Saturday afternoon, when her social life was at a standstill, I asked, “Want to show me the basics?” After checking her phone to make sure no better offers had arrived in the last 30 seconds, she said, “Sure.” Wendy gave me her extra stick, and we went out in the yard. She taught me about dribbling, passing and driving, and then we played one-on-one. Field hockey isn’t like baseball where you rest 90 percent of the time; it’s constant running. Despite one really painful whack across the knuckles, I had a great time with Wendy, both of us yelling, laughing and smacking the ball. But it was exhausting. After 20 minutes, I think I forfeited. (Is it a forfeit where one team lies down on the grass and can’t get up?) The score was 6-0. “Good game, Dad,” she said charitably as I lay vanquished on the lawn.


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My oldest daughter, Marie, 22, was home from college at Christmastime. I cherish her intellect, and she likes to think I have one, too. “Dad, you’ve gotta read this book! It explains how the modern world was formed,” she said, and gave me a copy of “Guns, Germs, and Steel; The Fates of Human Societies” by Jared Diamond. Marie went back to school, and I struggled through 61 pages of it before I gave up and resumed my study of “Tarzan the Invincible” by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Marie phoned and asked, “Don’t you love that book? Doesn’t it explain so much?!” “Not to me,” I confessed. “It was too hard.” “Oh,” she said, and I felt like Tarzan’s pal Manu the Monkey, whose brain is the size of a tea bag. When my middle daughter Sally, 19, was home for spring break, I suggested a game of chess. The last time we’d played, she’d taken all the pieces I’d captured and pretended the bishop was teaching Sunday school to foolish pawns and talking horses. After little Sally had just about abandoned our match, I was eventually able to check-mate her. My chess game hasn’t improved, but hers has. Thirteen years can do that for a kid. She was much more focused this time. Even so, it was a long and messy match. Sally kept her forces intact while capturing my queen, bishops, knights and those castle things. With just a king, three pawns, and no ideas, I conceded. “Good game,” I said. I’ve always hoped that my kids would grow up to be smarter, stronger and more confident than me. And I still feel that way. But the realization of my wish, as it unfolds day by day, is not much fun to experience. Anyhow, around here, Father’s Day is no longer a time to pay homage to a mighty hero. It’s more like a special day for humoring a feeble patient. One year, I found the kids uniquely willing to visit a battlefield I wanted to see, and another year we all toured the mansion of my favorite president. This year, maybe we can all go canoeing. There are two canoes in the garage, but I’ve never taken all the girls boating at once. I’d always been afraid a canoe would capsize and I’d have to decide which child to rescue. That wouldn’t be a problem now because all three girls are stronger swimmers than I am. In fact, Sally is a Red Cross certified lifeguard. It’d be up to her to decide who would be saved. And maybe, it being Father’s Day, my piteous cries would be given special consideration. Rick Epstein can be reached at But take it easy; he’s feeling a bit frail just now.

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VAPING 101 What You Need to Know

So You Can Talk with Your Kids About this Dangerous and Popular Trend by Christa Melnyk Hines


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ust as cigarette smoking drops to its lowest level in years, e-cigarette use, a.k.a. “vaping,” is exploding among middle and high school students. Teens may blow off the trend as harmless, but experts think otherwise…

Editors note: This article is intended to raise awareness through information and communication. We hope you will take (even more) time to talk with your kids about their overall wellness - including their physical and emotional health. O R E G O N F A M I L Y. C O M • J U N E 2 0 1 8


“It’s important

to understand that this is a drug delivery system. In some ways, calling it ‘vaping’ almost makes it sound benign and not dangerous,” says Dr. Stephen Thornton, a medical toxicologist and emergency room physician. What are e-cigarettes? Initially marketed as smoking cessation devices, e-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery systems that use lithium-ion battery operated devices to heat up and vaporize a flavored, liquid solution called e-juice. The user then inhales the vaporized solution. What’s in the e-juice? The e-juice usually contains nicotine extract, which is mixed with propylene glycol (typically used in inhalers) and flavorings, like mint, fruit loops, gummy bears and passion fruit. Since solutions aren’t cur rently regulated by the FDA, buyers have no way of knowing how much nicotine is in a product, including those that claim to contain zero nicotine. “Right now many manufacturers are putting whatever they want in it, including potentially harmful chemicals,” says Jamie Katz, a youth drug and alcohol prevention coordinator. What are the risks? Chemicals found in e-cigarette vapor include aldehydes (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein and acetone); diacetyl, a highly toxic chemical linked to lung disease; volatile organic compounds found in car exhaust; and

Poison Alert! Many youngsters find and ingest the e-juices, mistaking them for candy or actual juice. Liquid nicotine is extremely poisonous. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, tremors and rapid heart beat. In severe cases, seizures and death can occur. Sources: Dr. Stephen Thornton; American Association of Poison Control Centers


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heavy metals like nickel, lead and chromium. “Unfortunately, we still need more time to know exactly what kind of short or long-term problems you’re going to get from exposure to these chemicals,” Thornton says. “Some products are probably safe if you eat or drink them, but once you start inhaling them into the lungs and you start vaporizing them, it changes the dynamics.” In the short-term, users may be more prone to viral infections in the lungs and asthmatic types of reactions. Hospitals are also treating more people with traumatic injuries related to the devices exploding in their faces or in their pockets. “I don’t think people appreciate how much power is in the devices in order to get the heat that vaporizes the solution,” Thornton says. “If you think about it, you’re holding up a grenade to your face and if it goes off, that’s going to be a very bad story.”  What’s the appeal? According to Katz, kids think vaping is cool, healthier than smoking cigarettes, and a stress reliever Leaving no odors other than a light, fruity scent, e-cigarettes are easy to conceal in a pocket or purse. They often resemble pens or USB flash drives, like JUUL, which is especially popular among kids. Then, there’s the celebrity effect. “An adolescent sees celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Katherine Heigl using these products openly in public, and there’s that diminished sense that it’s not a harmful product,” says Kevin Kufeldt, an adolescent treatment center program manager. Vape “cloud chasing” competitions featured online, in which people blow clouds and do tricks with e-cigarettes add to the attraction. Creating a new generation of addicts? With candy flavored solutions and labels like Unicorn Milk, Cotton Candy and Zombie Juice, many experts believe that e-cig marketers are specifically targeting kids.  “I doubt there’s a 45-year-old guy out there who says ‘Man, I really need to have my spearmint bubble gum vape today,’” Thornton says.

Did You Know…? 1. Globally, which two drugs claim the most lives? A. Heroin C. Alcohol B. Opium D. Nicotine (Answers: C & D)

2. What is the average age kids first try addictive substances? A. 16 C. 8 B. 13 D. 12 (Answer: D)

3. The legal age to purchase e-cigs ranges between 18 and 21, depending on your state or municipality. How are kids obtaining the products? A. Friends C. Parents B. Online D. All of the above (Answer: D) Sources: Dr. Stephen Thornton; Kevin Kufeldt

A JUUL pod contains 59 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter of liquid, which the manufacturer says is equivalent to the amount of nicotine in a pack of cigarettes. “On a milligram per milligram basis, nicotine is ten times more potent than heroin,” Kufeldt says.”Kids will tell me they think they actually smoke more with e-cigarettes than with a traditional cigarette because they can use more often throughout the day.” Research suggests that teens who vape are more likely to smoke cigarettes later. Many users also vape substances like synthetic cannabinoids, fentanyl, Xanax and marijuana. Talk to your kids Promote a healthy lifestyle, discuss the harmful effects of addictive substances on the body, and talk about healthier ways to manage stress. “Parents can influence their kids’ decision to vape,” Katz says. “Talk to your children about your expectations and why you don’t want them to use e-cigarettes. You can expect them to live tobacco free.” Christa Melnyk Hines is a nationally published freelance journalist and author. She and her husband are the parents of two middle schoolaged sons. Her latest book is Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World. 


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by Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Eugene Pediatric Associates

raduation is a special event this time of year. Many young people will tell you, the most exciting part isn’t so much the ceremony as it is the parties that often follow. Unfortunately, the risk for tragedy increases when those celebrations include alcohol, drugs or distracted driving. This goes for homecoming, prom and other celebratory events throughout the year. As the mom of two teenagers and a pediatrician to many more, I urge parents to plan ahead and do the following: • Find a parent in your child’s friend group who will host a “dry” party—absolutely no alcohol allowed—or host one yourself. It’s important that the host parent stays on the premises throughout the entire party. Greet kids as they come to the door, so you know who is there. Remember, if you are the homeowner where minors are drinking alcohol, you are legally responsible if they get hurt or hurt someone else.


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• Be sure you know where your child will be during the night. Discuss their plans, who they will be with, the routes they will be driving, and what time they will be coming home. • Make sure your teen’s cell phone is fully charged before they leave the house. • Talk with your teen about your expectations—that you expect them to make good choices, including not drinking, using drugs or having sex. Even if your kids act like they’re not listening, they are hearing you. So, keep talking. This may be a hard conversation to start, so ask your pediatrician for help if you are hesitant. In addition, be sure to create a plan with your teen, so they feel comfortable contacting you for help if they get in a situation they don’t want to be in. Graduation and other celebrations should be memorable, fun and a safe experience for young people. With preparation, we as parents, can help make that happen.



On-Going Events 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 week features a different creative reuse project. MECCA, 11am – 3pm, $3-5, Ph 541.302.1810 Eugene Library. Family Music Times: Sat 10:15am. Legos: Bring the kids to build, play, and explore with a big and varied collection of Legos, ages 5-12, Downtown Library, Wed @ 4:00, Sheldon and Bethel Library, Sat @ 10:15am. Family STEAM: Activities feature science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Sheldon Library, Wed @ 4:00, Bethel Library, Thurs @ 4:00. Ph 541.682.8316

Passages – The Journey of Our Ancestors. Tamburitzans, the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States, shares the celebrations of the world’s cultures brought to our country through immigration. Hult Center, 7:30pm, $37-42, Ph 541.682.5000

Vintage 20’s Jazz/Dixieland music. “Cork’s Crew” presents music for listeners and dancers alike. Food/Beverages available. Springfield Elks Lodge, 12-4:30pm, $10, Ph 541.746.2799

Blue Skies Band and The Jewel Tones. Tap your toes or get up and dance to swing classics played live by the 17-piece Blue Skies Big Band. Downtown Library, 6pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

Life-Size Oregon Trail Game. The classic “Oregon Trail” computer game goes full size! All ages invited to team up and race wagons through calamities and hands-on challenges. Sheldon Branch Library, 5:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

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7 THURSDAY Outdoor Track & Field Championships. See the 6th Little Family Yoga with Brynne Blevins. Springfield Public Library, 10:30am, FREE! Ph 541-726-3766 Function 4 Junction. Hot rods and classic cars take over JC with hundreds of cars, featuring an array of makes, models and sizes. Afterwards, enjoy one of the best cruises in the state! Downtown JC, 6:30-9:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.954.0762


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Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend. Anahid Bertrand, fluent in musical fun - and six languages. Downtown Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

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Legos. Bring the kids to build, play, and explore with the Library’s big and varied collection of Legos. Grades K - 6. Downtown Library, every Wed at 4:00 pm/Sheldon every Sat at 10:15am/ Bethel every Sat at 3pm. FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

First Friday Artwalk. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Vista Framing & Gallery, and more ending at 8:00pm. ArtWalk is from 5:30-8:00pm and always FREE! Ph 541.485.2278

“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

First Friday at the Museum. Investigate Oregon’s amazing fossils and ecosystems and delve into its cultural history. FREE! Museum of Natural History, 11am-5pm, Ph 541.346.3024

6 WEDNESDAY 2018 NCAA D1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Hayward Field.

Eugene Science Center. Our ever-changing exhibits feature something for everyone! Explore science topics, astronomy, mechanics,

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Fairies & Forts Nature Quest. Join us as a family for an outdoor play day in the LearnScape. Build fairy houses, stick forts, sandcastles, and more! Nearby Nature’s Garden in Alton Baker Park, 10amnoon, Ph 541.687.9699 Function 4 Junction. See the 1st

3 SUNDAY Sweet Dreams. The Eugene Ballet Academy presents an inspiring and heartwarming dance performance showcasing the entire student body (ages 3-18) in the end of year production. Hult Center, 5pm, $16-18.50, Ph 541.682.5000

8 FRIDAY Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Pre-K. This month, Awesome Ocean Animals in honor of World Oceans Day. Learn about deep-sea creatures and the wonders of the seas! Museum of Natural and Cultural History, ages 3-5, 10:30am – 11:30, $3-10, Ph 541.346.3024 Second Friday Art Walk. Starts at Springfield City Hall, 5:00pm, FREE! Outdoor Track & Field Championships. See the 6th

9 SATURDAY Emerald Valley Opry. Featuring: Dallas McCord, Monroe Street, Little Sisters, Cowboy Cadillac, New Folksters. Powers Auditorium Willamette High School, doors open 5pm, concert 6:00-9:30pm, $3-$8/under 7 free, Ph 541.688.0937 Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend. Jodie St. Clair of Eugene Suzuki Music Academy leads the fun. Downtown Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Outdoor Track & Field Championships. See the 6th

11 MONDAY Preschool STEAM. Hands-on exploring, learning, and fun for ages three to five years old at Bethel Branch. STEAM activities feature science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Bethel Branch Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.672.8316

14 THURSDAY Father’s Day Vintage Car Show. Feast your eyes on pristine vintage cars of all types throughout the mall and stop by Center Court to vote for your favorite. Valley River Center, 10am9pm, FREE! Ph 541.683.5511



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The Circle of Life Saturday, June 16th

Farmers Markets Creswell Farmer’s Market. Every Tuesday May through October. Farm fare ranges from local fruits and vegetables to home grown meats. 4pm - 6pm, First and Oregon, Ph 541.895.2096 Hideaway Bakery Farmers Market. Every Saturday 9am-3pm (per vendor availability), behind Mazzi’s Restaurant, Ph 541.868.1982


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Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend. Enjoy music and movement with Pia and Jason Robbins. Downtown Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316


Lego Club. All bricks provided, including Dupelo. Springfield Public Library, 2-4pm, FREE! Ph 541726-3766

The Circle of Life. An aerial, acrobatic and tumbling spectacular! A student performance presented by Bounce Gymnastics. Hult Center, 1pm & 6pm, $18-20.50, Ph 541.682.5000 Dog Obedience and Rally Trials. Come watch the pooches show off their tricks. Lane Events Center, 8am-5pm, FREE! Ph 541.870.4904 2nd Star Festival & Goblin Market. Once you enter, you will enter a “Land of Inspiration”, where all forms of creativity, music and dance are celebrated and shared. Dorris Ranch, 10am-6pm, $8-15 (Dads get in FREE Sunday/Under 12 FREE). Ph 541.731.4626

Summer Stories, Music & Art with Librarian Taylor. Join Ms. Taylor in the Window Corner of the library for songs, stories, and an activity welcoming Summer and Summer Reading! All ages (4-7 ideal), FREE! Ph 541.726.3766

19 TUESDAY Family Night. The theme is “Dragons.” Enjoy fun, fire-breathing stories, songs, and crafts. Sheldon Branch Library, 6:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Party in the Parks. A fun blend of live music, good eats and fun activities including a helmet giveaway, bicycle traffic garden, learn-to-ride clinic, circus arts and more! Tugman Park, 5-7pm, FREE!

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Virtual Reality Design. Explore virtual reality technology and design with Joshua Marinacci, Senior Developer Evangelist at Mozilla. Learn to make, try, and test simple VR experiences. Ages 8-12. No exp req. Supplies provided. Downtown Library, 4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316

Dog Obedience and Rally Trials. See the 16th Solstice Sunset Summit. Join Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah for a summer solstice hike to the summit. 6-9pm, FREE! Ph 541.747.1504 Father’s Day Vintage Car Show. See the 14th

Little Family Yoga with Brynne Blevins. Springfield Public Library, 10:30am, FREE! Ph 541-726-3766

23 SATURDAY Music Time. Sing and dance your way into the weekend. Rich Glauber delights all ages with interactive music play. Downtown Library, 10:15am, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Pioneer Living History Festival. Experience the 1860’s on the farm with crafts, demonstrations, games, activities, music, food, raffle and more! All ages, Camas Country Mill Store & Bakery, Junction City, 10am-4pm, $5, Ph 541.968.1986

26 TUESDAY Family Night. The theme is “Dragons.” Enjoy fun, fire-breathing stories, songs, and crafts. Bethel Branch Library, 6:30pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.8316 Party in the Parks. A fun blend of live music, good eats and fun activities including a helmet giveaway, bicycle traffic garden, learn-to-ride clinic, circus arts and more! Willakenzie Park, 5-7pm, FREE!

28 THURSDAY JOY Kid Junior Triathlon & Fun Run. A fundraiser for charities in need around our city/ town. for details Kids Club - Summer Edition! - Game Day. (ages 7-12) Play board games, enjoy healthy snacks, or just hang out. We’ll supply plenty of activities, but attendees may also bring a game to share. Springfield Library, 1:30-2:30pm, FREE! Ph 541-726-3766

Amazon Farmers Market. Fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, and value added products in the heart of South Eugene! Amazon Community Center, Weekly on Thurs June 15th - Sept 28th. 12pm-4pm, FREE! Ph 541.682.5373 MarketPlace @ Sprout! Showcases the best of Lane County’s organic and locallygrown farm products. Farm fresh eggs, local meats and fish, plus produce, grains and artisan goodies. Music and activities vary week to week. Sprout! Every Friday, rain or shine, 3-7pm, FREE! Ph 541.345.7106 Lane County Farmers Market. Over 85 growers and producers, grown locally. Support your community and get the freshest goods, direct from the source! Every Sat 9am-3pm & Tuesday 10am3pm, April – Sept, 8th & Oak Blocks. Winter Farmers Market: Feb – March, park blocks. Holiday Farmers Market: Mid Nov – Mid Dec, Lane Events Center, Sat 10-5/Sun 11-5pm. FREE! Ph 541.431.4923 Winter Green Farmers Market. Emmaus Lutheran Church, Weds 2pm–6pm, June–Oct. Ph 541.743.3366 Saturday Farmers Market. Every Saturday, April-Nov, 8th & Oak St. Rain or shine. 10:00am – 5pm, Ph 686-8885, FREE! Veneta Farmers Market. Every Sat 10am–2pm, June–September, Luther Lane & Territorial, Ph 541.285.4376 Cottage Grove Market. 10th & Washington, Mon – Sat, 10am–6pm yearround, Ph 541.337.7684 Food for Lane County Youth Farmers Market. Thurs 2pm–6pm, June–October, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Ph 541.343.2822

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Finding Baby Wildlife What to Do and Not to Do


pring is here and with it comes baby wildlife season. As spring progresses, the chance of encountering newborn animals in our backyards or neighborhoods increases. The National Wildlife Federation, home to wildlife ambassador Ranger Rick raccoon, provides the whole family with a primer on what to do (and not do) when you cross paths with baby wildlife in your neighborhood -from a baby bird fallen from its nest, to a lone deer fawn in your backyard. Locate a Wildlife Rehabilitator in Your Area Ranger Rick and the National Wildlife Federation recommend researching wildlife rehabilitation facilities in your area and posting the phone number(s) somewhere they can easily be located. If you’re unable to locate a rehabilitator directly, contact a local animal shelter, humane society, animal control agency, nature center, state wildlife agency, or veterinarian for advice. Determine If the Animal Really Needs Help Remember, in many cases it’s totally normal for wildlife babies to be on their own. The exception is if an animal is injured as the direct result of human activity, such as

getting hit by a car, attacked by a pet, striking a window or falling from a nest during tree work. Or if you’ve witnessed its parent being killed and know for sure that it is orphaned.

you determine if an animal needs help or if they should be left alone. It’s also a great way to get to know the amazing wildlife that share our outdoor spaces!

Wait and Observe Baby birds, rabbits and deer are some of the most common wildlife in our yards and neighborhoods. If you encounter one of these wildlife babies who appear to be unharmed but alone, just observe from a distance and keep domestic animals and people away. Chances are quite likely the mother will be back shortly. In many cases, “rescuing” fledgling birds, baby deer and rabbits by removing them from the wild is unnecessary and reduces their chances of survival. If you find a baby squirrel on the ground with its eyes closed or it can’t move, it’s too young to be away from the mother or is injured. Contact a wildlife rehabilitator immediately and do not try to feed or raise it yourself. Baby squirrels require special care and must be fed a specific formula every few hours around the clock.

Approaching or Moving an Injured Animal Rescuing any wild animal is best left to trained professionals. Always call your local wildlife rehabilitator first if you encounter an injured animal. They can advise you on what actions to take. And remember, only adults in the family should attempt to approach or move injured wildlife. Never Try to Make Wildlife into Pets While it may be tempting to keep a wild animal, especially one you’ve helped, they are meant to live wild and free. In fact, there are laws to protect many species from being taken out of the wild by people.

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oving can be hectic . It ’s a contact sport. It’s physically and emotionally demanding at a time when you are supposed to still carry on the rest of life— jobs, dinner, rides to soccer. It’s a full-time job on top of a schedule that doesn’t have room for “another” job. So, in all of that, it’s easy to make mistakes with the kids and their involvement (or often lack-thereof) in the move. As if there weren’t enough to think about, dealing with temper tantrums, outbursts, and sometimes intangible ways of fearful expressions, by kids in the middle of a move only adds to parental stress. Below are some straightforward suggestions that parents can follow while moving children from one home to another. It all comes down to one fundamental component: involvement. Let their wish-list be heard. Have kids identify what they love most about their current home and what they most want to see in a new home. Although this won’t erase all anxiety, there are often simple things that can be created to help with the child’s transition (e.g., a room color, a swing set, furniture you are moving with you anyway). Bring the kids to see the new property. Often, and understandably so, children are left with babysitters while parents view homes. Although this is logical for the hunt, once a property is under agreement and you know where specifically you are moving, set a time to go to the house. Between inspections, measurements, etc., there should be ample

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times when it’s appropriate for them to come to check it out. At a minimum, this will allow their anxiety to be focused and hopefully more specifically identified than that of the unknown. This is also a good idea in respect to visiting a new school, if applicable. Let them pack. Putting all the kids’ stuff in a box and telling them it will be at the next mysterious place creates uneasiness over what’s happening with their stuff. In Lily and Andrew are Moving, a children’s book designed to identify and work with kids’ moving anxieties, each family member gets a “color.” The color-coded stickers are then placed on that member’s belongings/boxes for easy identification for moving location. That same color is placed on that family members’ bedroom door for ease of identification. Prepare yourself for extra emotional outbursts and use them as a foundation for conversation. One of the biggest complaints I get from parents is that the kids’ behavior is very poor and it’s yet another stressor during a hectic time. Try to remember that everything going on and the stress you are feeling is undoubtedly affecting them. They may not know how to articulate why. Use these attention grabbers to, well, grab your attention and talk about the move with your child. Most of all, just understand that the kids are moving, too. So, regardless of whether it’s a positive or negative move for the family, work

through their reactions just as you do in your role as parent in any other life event. Trust, though, once everything is in motion, they are far more resilient than their adult counterparts. Julie Etter is a professional, national award-winning realtor and former middle-school teacher based in Wrentham, MA. She is the author of Lily and Andrew Are Moving published by JT Publications, LLC. For information, visit




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Movie Time by Bonnie L. Harris

The Virtual Cost Warner Bros Pictures Rated: PG-13 Now in theatres


here’s no need to read the 2011 sci-fi novel, or be an avid gamer, or know anything at all about the 1980’s to thoroughly e n j o y S t e v e n S p i e l b e r g ’s adaptation of the international best-seller, Ready Player One. But sci-fi lovers, gaming fans, and trivia buffs will revel in this incredible, roller-coaster homage to virtual reality. And

only Spielberg can make two hours and twenty minutes fly by like the DeLorean in Back to the Future. But underneath the CGI glitz are powerful lessons about the wave of digital technology overtaking our world. In 2045, however, with the world in disarray, technology

Battle for the Oasis begins.

provides an escape for those who can afford it in a make-believe utopia called the Oasis. Young Wade Watts spends everything he has to play, and dreams of conquering the Oasis to find an Easter egg left behind by James H a l l i d ay, t h e creator of the Oasis. Wade and other gamer/hunters, aka “Gunters,” pit themselves against the treacherous mega corporation called IOI, as they search the virtual universe for Halliday’s keys and clues. With help from the mysterious and beautiful Art3mis and the android Curator of Halliday’s

FOR THE PARENTS Read the Book! Book Club Paramount Pictures, Rated: PG-13 Now in theatres


n the new romantic comedy, Book Club, four girlfriends of a certain age wrestle with the problems of love and face the dismal prospect of living the rest of their lives without the intimacy they crave. But one provocative book changes everything and pushes each of them toward a more fulfilling life. Vivian, the hotelier played by Jane Fonda, must confront her fear of commitment when an old boyfriend crosses her path. Sharon, the federal judge played by Candice Bergen, prefers the company of her cat over


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dating. Carol, the long-time wife played by Mary Steenbergen, can’t seem to interest her newly retired husband into paying attention to her. And Can’t put it down.

archives, Wade manages to find the first two keys. But IOI sends an army of Gunters and a ferocious mercenary to prevent Wade from finding the priceless crystal key. Forced to battle IOI in both the real and virtual worlds, Wade and his new-found clan discover that their lives are in mortal jeopardy. Not only does Ready Player One foreshadow our future addiction to virtual technology, but it also predicts the widening gulf between human beings. We won’t know how to communicate or interact in real life, nor will we want to. But in the end, we and Wade have to learn to turn off the machine, and that becomes the real prize.

Diane, a recent widow played by Diane Keaton, has to deal with her overly protective daughters when a handsome pilot begins a courtship. From a launch into online matchmaking to almost joining the mile-high club, the four friends take chances on love with sweetly funny results. Book Club relies on the feminine energy of its ensemble cast and snappy dialogue to garner the laughs. And it’s a pleasant change given the raunchy female comedy out there these days. Granted, the ending is fairly predictable, but each page and chapter are worth it.


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of plastic as glass and metal versions have become the more from the Editors of “E” popular choices. the Environmental Magazine Glass is readily available and easy to recycle. Contigo’s Purity glass water bottle is wrapped in a silicone sleeve to make it easier to handle and pad it in case it takes a tumble. Soma Bottles are likewise made from glass and wrapped in rubber for protection and a better grip. The Zing Anything Citrus Zinger glass water bottle comes with a built-in juicer so that you can infuse your water with fruit essences. Stainless steel is another popular water bottle choice among eco-conscious consumers, g i ve n i t s r u g g e d n e s s a n d insulation as well as how easy it is — Cyndi Bland, Tempe, AZ to recycle. S’well’s bottles come in a variety of designs but all share a base made out of recyclable stainless steel. Mira’s stainless lastic water bottles were evidence started coming out steel bottles have similar but once ubiquitous on college that Bisphenol A (BPA) and more basic designs — but for campuses and beyond where other chemical additives in even half the price. Klean Kanteen also people wanted to stay hydrated reusable plastic water bottles sells a variety of sleek stainlesswithout buying wasteful singlecould be harmful to human steel based bottles with cool use plastic water bottles. But health, consumers star ted modern styling. today we have many more looking for other, safer materials. In those situations where you options for going green when These days it’s hard to find a don’t have your own reusable it comes to water bottles. When reusable water bottle made out water bottle handy, it would be nice to know that you could buy water in a dis p o s a ble container that neither comes from petroleum nor requires lots of transport and energy to recycle. B oxe d Water Is Better and Just Water think they have the solution: paper cartons (like for milk) derived from sustainably harvested timber. Stainless steel and glass are taking over the reusable water bottle market these These paper cartons days given consumers’ growing distaste for all things plastic.

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are better than their plastic counterparts in many ways. For starters they can be shipped empty and flat and are so light that their transportation carbon footprint is much less than glass or plastic. But they have proven difficult to recycle (let alone compost) given that they include not only paper but also aluminum foil (to shield the contents from light and oxygen which could contaminate the water) and plastic inlays for strength. Another improvement on the single-use plastic water bottle is one made from biodegradable plant-based mater i al, like the algae-derived prototype developed by Ari Jónsson, a student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Jónsson’s bottle is derived from red algae powder and water to form a gelatin-like substance that can be shaped into the form of a bottle after a process of heating, molding, cooling and then filling with water. The bottle keeps its shape as long as it has water in it; when it’s empty, it loses its rigidity and begins to decompose — you can bury it or throw it in your compost bin. While the concept is far from mainstream, and probably never will be, it nevertheless proves that singleuse bottles don’t have to be such a burden on the environment. CONTACTS: S’well Bottle,; Zing Anything,; Contigo,; Soma Bottles,; Klean Kanteen,; Boxed Water Is Better,; Just Water, EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit EarthTalk. To donate, visit Send questions to:


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Rescue Spotlight


eet Chip— he is one sweet boy with lots of love to share with his people. He’s just under a year old and came in as a stray in April. He gets along well with the dogs at the shelter, but as with all dogs, he would need to meet his new furry family member/s first! He does well with children and loves to play. Sometimes he gets a little too enthusiastic, so we are working with him on his manners. Chip has been in foster care and getting lots of socialization and love. He came to us with injuries to his back legs, so needs some extra TLC. He is receiving medical care and will need a family that will be patient and loving to help him heal and recover in the best possible way. If you’d like to help this special dog enjoy the rest of his life with love, joy, and compassion, we have the perfect pup for you! He’s 60 lbs. of dog with a big personality and is very handsome. He will certainly turn heads in your neighborhood. If you’d like to meet Chip, or learn more about him from our expert adoption staff, please visit First Avenue Shelter today. First Avenue Shelter is open for adoptions and visits Tues. – Sat., 11am - 6pm (closed Sun. & Mon.) at 3970 W. 1st Avenue in Eugene. For more information call (541) 844.1777 or visit


TL AS is an extralarge, extrahandsome young, male, ginger tabby and about 2 years old. He is a bit shy in new situations, but once acclimated, he is very affectionate. He loves pets, and purrs readily. He loves being picked and cuddled in your arms. He is active and playful and adores tumbling around with other cats. He is also good with dogs and would do best with at least one other playful young animal for him to buddy up with. Atlas experienced several seizures as a young kitten, but during this past year, his only seizure was precipitated by taking him to the vet. (Thus we now use a mobile vet to give him his vaccinations) He is on no medications, and is otherwise a healthy boy! As a special needs kitty, Atlas’ adoption fee is only $60. He has been tested for feline leukemia and FIV (he is negative), neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, de-fleaed and dewormed--plus you get a free vet visit. He is currently in foster care, and can be easily visited. For more information please call 541-225-4955 option 1 or send an email to

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