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35 Acts of Kindness Small gifts that can change the world

Birthday Parties

Fun, easy ideas for your child's celebration

Soup's On Hot fare for cold nights

Spotlight on Theater Central Oregon's live entertainment


Aspen Ridge: Life - Long Learning Series

September 2012 Curriculum Chinese Medicien: Using Moxabustion to Treat Arthritis Pain All lectures are free and open to the public.

“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.” ~T.S. Elliot

Please call for more information or to register.

(541) 385-8500

Aspen Ridge Retirement Community 1010 NE Purcell Blvd. Bend, OR 97701

Thursday, September 6th at 2:30 pm Alzada Magdalena, LAC, continues her enlightening series discussing the many branches & benefits of Chinese medicine and its use in treating daily ailments. In the lecture, she will demonstrate how you can use a centuries-old technique called Moxabustion to treat arthritis that flares up in cold weather or after physical exertion. Ms. Magdalena has a 20 year healing practice specializing in digestive difficulties, Crohn’s Disease, IBS and Musculoskeletal problems.

Archaeology and The Bible: The Temple Mount, Journey to the Center of the Earth Thursday, September 13th at 2:30 pm

Professor Michael Caba, Dean of Kilns college, returns for Part II of his exciting series which parallels biblical account with actual archaeological findings. In this lecture, Professor Caba will cover the history and significance of this important site revered by three different religions and will share his own personal experiences on an archaeological dig that is now exploring the area.

Understanding Modern Art: How Lines, Dots, and Colors Evolve Perception and Mood Thursday, September 20th at 2:30 pm

Award-winning glass artist, Daniel Jensen will be here to discuss Modern art and its significance. For the past six years Daniel has been working on cruise ships as the Art Director. He has traveled to over 30% of the world’s countries teaching and working with world famous artists. He has a unique understanding of how art is created and how it affects the viewer. Daniel has presented many lectures about the creation of art, its history, and understanding Modern art.

Human Biology: Age-related Macular Degeneration Thursday, September 27th at 2:30 pm

Dr. Kevin Haley will be back for another exciting and informative topic of Human Biology. He will be sharing the science behind the causes, symptoms and treatments of age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). About 1.75 million US residents currently have ARMD with associated vision loss, with that number expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020. Dr. Haley has worked as a consultant for Bend research and has received numerous awards for his unique and innovative teaching style.

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a letter

from the editor

Photo By Kristi Simmons-Knight

Dear Readers, As the blazing hot temperatures of summer subside and I prepare to pack my three children back off to school, I find myself both mourning the loss of the long summer days we spent together and craving the coziness that comes with autumn in Central Oregon. While it took some effort to find the perfect balance between managing three children on summer break and keeping up with work, I will miss the fun and spontaneous weekday trips to the park, downtown bike rides, and waterslide thrills. But as I started working on this fall issue of True North, I found myself yearning for some of the amazing autumn moments this region offers. Admittedly, my visions of fall sometimes exist only in the realm of my imagination. Just this moment, I was envisioning my future self happily cooking up one of the amazing fall soup recipes we feature in this issue (pg. 40) while waiting for my children to come warm their insides after their late afternoon play time out in the crisp evening air. I picture their rosy cheeks and wide smiles as they hurry in the door and cover me in hugs and kisses, thankful for their perfect dinner meal (insert image of me in a cute little apron). Then after filling our bellies, we curl up on the couch by the fire together with good reads and enjoy a relaxing evening. The perfect fall fantasy. Back to reality. While this issue is filled with yummy heart and body warming recipes perfect for the season, I know that at any time of year raising kids comes with its challenges. And though I will experience elements of my fall fantasy, I know it will be riddled with cries from a tired two-year-old, a bit of sulking from a tween who would prefer not to do her homework, and complaints from a seven-year-old who would rather NOT have soup for dinner – all of which will result in my patience running short and potentially failing all together. So with this new season and new school year, I have decided to give myself a new parenting start. Instead of becoming agitated by my children’s inability to adhere to my unrealistic and age-inappropriate adoring and appreciative fantasy, I will find compassion and understanding for their frustrations and focus my energies on guiding them through their own personal tribulations, whether they be social, academic, or emotional. I will allow a little reality to seep into my imaginary world and find joy in the fact that I get to be a secure, comforting anchor in my children’s busy lives, and feel thankful that they are there for me as well. To all of our readers, we invite you to embrace the changing season as an opportunity for a new start. May your days be filled with many warm, cozy, loving family moments. Sincerely,

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Bend Speech Express Helping Children Express Themselves Since 2002

Children‛s Speech & Language Therapy • Articulation • Late Talkers • Language Disorders • Stuttering •Apraxia of Speech

Stephanie "Vina" Marz MA CCC-SLP, MA ECSE/EI

Annette Benedetti Editor in Chief

Stephanie@BendSpeechExpress.com

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contributing photographers

September/october 2012

editorial

editor in chief

annette benedetti copy editor + web designer amie fisher

marketing advertising + photographer Kristin Wills advertising representatives Sanda Costello Tori and Matt Maurer

Randy Johnson

kristin wills

www.randyjohnson-photography.com

Kristin feels truly blessed to live in Central Oregon. She shares her passion for the outdoors with her adventurous husband, Bart, and their two kids, Keller and Kai. When not working or parenting she can be found on her mountain bike. Kristin also enjoys the wonderful community she's found at her church, Grace First Lutheran.

Randy is focused on photography of people, architecture, and editorial subject matter. He has been awarded a Drake from the C.O. Advertising Federation, and the Arts, Beautification, & Culture Award from the City of Bend.

art

art director KRISTI SIMMONS-KNIGHT staff photographer Kimberly Teichrow

administrative

contributing

kimberly Teichrow kimberlyteichrow.com

A storyteller at heart, Kimberly Teichrow is passionate about her job. To be asked to capture a moment that will tell a story for generations to come is truly a privilege – for what else matters besides the relationships we build, and the memories we have of them? In her spare time, she drives the family taxi for her two young boys, wrangles two fluffy Shih Tzus, and looks forward to the occasional date night with her main squeeze.

writers

distribution Cascade Couriers office assistant Lisa Riley

publisher publisher james garrett

For advertising information, contact: advertising@truenorthparenting.com For letters to the Editor, contact: annette@truenorthparenting.com

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Copyright © 2012 by True North Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or in whole without permission is prohibited. True North Parenting Magazine™ is Trade Marked to True North Publishing, LLC.

Brian J. Bulemore, NCC, LPC, CADC-III abacusphoto.com www.bendcounselor.com.

Brian Bulemore enjoys a double life in Bend as a therapist and professional photographer. His studio, Abacus Photography, offers wedding photography and portraits. Brian also operates a private counseling practice, with over 10 years experience as a licensed mental health and addiction clinician.

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Tori Maurer

Jackson Lee

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Tori lived a mostly nomadic life until she and her husband moved to Bend 9 years ago. Tori is also a freelance writer, blogger, home educator, aspiring artist and about a dozen other things. Passionate about community, hiking, snowboarding and organic gardening, Tori and her family truly enjoy all Central Oregon has to offer.

Jackson "The Traveler" Lee is a traditionally trained illusionist and sleight-of-hand artist, beginning his 7-year apprenticeship at age 6. Jackson performs an exciting variety of high-caliber magic shows, custom-designed for specific audiences and events. Jackson's creative fusion of ancient entertainment and modern illusion has made this High Desert conjuror one of the busiest travelers in the Pacific Northwest!


Bend’s Hometown Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist

New Office Grand Opening

on the cover Heather Nashelle Straw, Owner of Nashelle Designs in Bend, is a perfect example of how to pay your good fortune forward. She has created a special line of jewelry which includes two necklaces, one with the words “Be Still,” and the other with “Eff Cancer” stamped on it. All of the proceeds go to two local women who are battling cancer. On pg 24, find out how Heather celebrated her 35th birthday by paying it forward again with her 35 acts of kindness.

Convenient new location just off the Parkway on Bend’s Westside Call today to inquire about Grand Opening Specials! (541) 848-6642. 929 SW Simpson Ave. Suite 201 (541) 848-6642 • www.strubleortho.com

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cover cover photographer photographer

Gneel Costello 541.390.3967

Gneel Costello grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where he cultivated his unique approach to photography and begun honing his craft from a very young age. His work with businesses and groups indigenous to The Deschutes County area is extensive. He now resides with his wife and young son in Bend, Oregon, has just wrapped filming his first feature length film, and is the owner of GO Photography.

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table of

contents up front

3 Editor's Letter 8 Calendar out + about

10 Run, Walk and Roll 12 Finding Terrebonne 17 Video Games Live our community

18 Theater in Central Oregon 24 35 Acts of Kindness ages + stages

29 Book Reviews for you

30 Birthday Party Secrets Revealed

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33 Fun Birthday Party Locations family table

36 Healthy Back to School Snacks 40 Soup's On 42 BBQ for Breakfast health + wellness

44 Ask the Dentist 46 Attention and Memory Deficits education

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48 Changing Seasons 50 Check out your Library

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When patients’ lives are on the line, they rely on the strongest link.

Central Oregon’s Lifeline Since 1985

Household memberships are available at www.airlinkcct.org (800) 353-0497 • (541) 706-6305 • 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, Oregon • www.airlinkcct.org •


Bend’s One Stop Baby Shop

Calendar of Events

Come visit the car seat experts!

August 31st and September 1st

The 4th Annual Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew and Whiskey Fest Friday 5pm-10pm; Saturday noon-10pm. The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew Fest was created to commemorate one of Central Oregon’s cultural hallmarks – craft beers. This is a festival for beer lovers and connoisseurs alike! 21 and over event. Basic entry is $7 and includes a commemorative glass. Located at 129 Northwest Idaho Avenue. www.thelittlewoody.com

September 3rd

Labor Day September 5th and 6th

First Day of School September 9th

23rd Annual Duck Race

759 NE Greenwood Mon. - Sat. 10am to 6pm (541) 389-3549 www.babyphasestot2teen.com

11am. The fun and festivities begin at Drake Park in Bend. Enjoy food, music, games, and jump & play for the kids. The kids’ duck race (1000 ducks) begins at 12pm. Ducks splash in at 2pm for the official race. Winning ducks are estimated to begin to cross the finish line (Mirror Pond Foot Bridge) at 2:23 pm. Proceeds benefit Bend Rotary Club Foundation, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Cascade Youth and Family Center, Healing Reins, KIDS Center, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, and Shots for Tots. www.theduckrace.com

Open House/Grandparents Day at Cascade School of Music

where ballet barre meets yoga and pilatesÂŽ

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3pm-5pm. Come help Cascade School of Music kick off the new school year with a fun celebration of music, family and friends. Find out about our wide variety of classes, workshops and private lessons. You'll get to try your hand at many musical instruments and meet our talented instructors and students. Ice cream, special treats for grandparents and live music... what more could you ask for? OH... it's free! www.ccschoolofmusic.org

September 13th

Nuts & Bolts Beginning Photography Class

Instructor: Kimberly Teichrow 6:30pm-8:30pm - and continues for 4 total classes at the Bend Senior Center. Register through Bend Parks & Rec. Get out of the automatic modes of your digital camera and take creative control! This class covers the basics of photography. Topics include: exposure, metering modes, focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and how they affect the look of your photographs.www.kimberlyteichrow.com

September 15th

The Big Rig Celebration

10am - 2pm. Come play on and watch backhoes, dump trucks, bulldozers, cement mixers and much more! Bring your own “Tonka� toys and play in the gigantic sand pile. Buy a raffle ticket to win your own little rig! $5.00 per child. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. All proceeds benefit parent education through Together for Children. Located at Knife River (on Hwy 20, west of Bend at Tumalo.) For more information, visit www.together-for-children.org or call 503.389.9317.

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6pm. The Deschutes Public Library Foundation is proud to present Author! Author!, a literary series that brings world-class authors to Central Oregon. Revenue from ticket sales provides funds to enhance the library’s services and programs. The first guest in this series is Mitch Albom, bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Five People You’ll Meet in Heaven, and Have a Little Faith. Bend High School Auditorium. For more information, visit www.dplfoundation.org.


out + about

October 6th and 20th

Parents' Night Out at Bouncing Off the Walls

6:00pm. Bouncing Off the Walls has got your date night, moms night, or dads night out covered! Ages 3-10 are welcome! Unlimited bouncing, slice of pizza, craft, snacks, and a movie on the big screen! Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. 1134 SE Centennial Court, Bend. 541.306.6587

October 6th and 7th

Fall Festival

The Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival, presented by The Source Weekly, will bring a celebration of all things fall to downtown Bend. Fall-themed activities including yodeling, music, art, and food will thrill attendees of all ages. No fall celebration would be complete without pumpkin activities, including baking and painting, plus wagon rides, apple bobbing and much more. www.c3events.com

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October 7th

Ignite Change Run, Walk, and Kids' Fun Run

The event is a fundraiser for Camp Fire USA Central Oregon. Races start and finish in Riverbend Park in Bend. 5K and 10K races start at 11am. This is an all-weather event and will include food vendors, raffle prizes, and fun for the whole family! See www.Race360.com/15970 for more details and online registration.

541.749.4660 • www.bendbirthcenter.com

October 11th - 14th

Bend Film Festival

Enjoy a showcase of films in 6 categories, including full-length documentaries, feature films, short films, student short films, animation, and conservation. Each year filmmakers from around the world are hosted for four days of movie screening, education, and festivities surrounding the world of independent film. www.bendfilm.org

October 12th and 26th

Tween Night Out at Bouncing Off the Walls

Calling all 9-12 year olds! Join us for a night of unlimited bouncing, a slice of pizza, games, and great music in a well supervised, friendly atmosphere. Reservations preferred. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. 1134 SE Centennial Court, Bend. 541.306.6587

October 26th - 28th

Halloween Cyclocross Festival of Bend

Every October, Bend will play host to the inaugural “Day of the Dead Cyclocross Festival.” This amazing event will include the famous Halloween Cyclocross Crusades, the acclaimed Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show, the third annual Cross Culture Art Celebration, showcasing the “Dia de los Muertos” holiday tradition. www.visitbend.com/Bend_Oregon_Activities_Recreation/Cyclocross-Racing

October 13th

Sisters Harvest Faire

10am - 4pm. Now in its 31st year, this faire brings together over 200 juried vendors of handcrafted quality arts and crafts, plus food and entertainment. Located on the streets of downtown Sisters. Free admission. www.sistersoregonguide.com

October 31st

Halloween October 31st

Old Mill Halloween Party

Bring your little ones in costume to the Old Mill District for crafts and trick-ortreating in each of the Old Mill District stores and restaurants on Wednesday, October 31. Kids’ crafts in Center Plaza (by the footbridge) by Arts Central, Rippin' Reptiles 4H Club at Orvis, wagon rides and more. www.theoldmill.com

74 parks and open spaces 65 miles of trail Bend Senior Center Juniper Swim & Fitness Center 770 different recreation programs www.bendparksandrec.org

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Run, Walk, and Roll Celebrating and Supporting ALL Abilities by Dianna Hansen

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NOW registering for the 2012 Little Blossoms Preschool Year! We offer an academic preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old. All classes include gym time and a focus on enhancing communication and problem-solving skills, social and emotional wellness, and a strong focus on pre-academics.

New this year!

Little Blossoms Kindergarten Enrichment program. For those of you looking for just a little more than Kindergarten 1/2 days. Based on Kindergarten Curriculum!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CLASSES AND CAMPS CALL:

(541) 385-1163 • www.cogymnastics.com 63060 Layton Avenue Bend

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ight and a half years ago I found myself lost in a whole new world. I had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl and I should have been excited. The doctors, however, repeatedly came into my room to deliver a new diagnosis: transit leukemia, Down syndrome, heart defects. My joy soon turned into fear and sadness, and my thoughts went from calling friends to share the news of her birth to not wanting to talk to anyone. Despite my initial hesitance to reach out, my husband and I quickly realized that we did have a support system. Our family stood beside us, we had friends franticly searching the internet to learn more about these diagnoses, and even our co-workers were showing up to give us support. At first we thought that was all we needed, and while we were grateful for the support we still felt alone. We were surrounded by family and friends but no one had experienced what we were going through; no one truly understood, and we felt isolated. After we had been on this journey for about three months, we met another family facing similar challenges, and we suddenly felt like it was going to be okay. We now had someone who understood what we were going through and we could support each other family to family. We began sharing feelings, resources, trials, and tribulations that were much different than our friends with “typical” children. Over the next months we celebrated our children’s smallest milestones as if they were the largest accomplishments, because we watched them work twice as hard to reach them. We spent our days


out + about searching out resources to help with medical and developmental questions and needs. We spent our nights awake wondering what our children’s lives would be like in the future, and if they would be accepted in our society. Over time, we met more and more families and brought them into our circle. We created a formal network that is now known as Central Oregon Disability Support Network; today we are over 350 families strong. We are a grassroots, peer-delivered support system; we are families supporting families through support groups, educational opportunities, resource referrals, and more. Nothing is better than a mom being able to call another mom, or a dad being able to call another dad to ask, “How did you handle this?” or “What supports worked for you?” or “Can we share respite care so we can get a break?” On September 29th, 2012 at Riverbend Park we will host our 5th annual event which is known today as the “Run, Walk and Roll” – A Community Event for ALL Abilities. We are proud to have Abilitree and many other community partners join us this year. This annual event supports our families in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties, and enables us to sustain our network and our families locally. You can participate in a competitive, timed 5K race with cash prizes for men and women runners as well as men and women chair racers, or enjoy the BBQ lunch, live entertainment, resource booths with free activities for families, 1 mile fun walk, and much more. We invite you to join Central Oregon in Celebrating Differences and Celebrating Families!

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To register or for more information, visit www.codsn.org, find us on Facebook, or call (541) 548-8559. Together, the possibilities are endless!

Back to school savings are in style at Stone Soup.

kids’ clothing up to size 12 We pay cash or store credit for your gently used kids’ items. Visit our website for details.

www.stonesoupkids.com 541.323.7117

1740 NW Pence Lane #4 (off Newport Avenue and College Way) info@stonesoupkids.com

DD Ranch Pumpkin Patch 2012 October 1 - October 31

Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm

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pony rides hay rides archery petting zoo hay maze rope swings slides pick your pumpkin u dig potatoes u pick corn cafe country store live music

Come to the DD Ranch for a memorable day of fun! 3836 NE Smith Rock Way Terrebonne, OR 97760 Website: www.ddranch.net • Phone: 541.548.1432 September/October 2012 l www.truenorthparenting.com 11


Central Oregon Adventures Finding Terrebonne By Tori Maurer Photography By Kimberly Teichrow

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entral Oregon offers fun family adventures for every season. Recently, my girls and I decided to find someplace new to explore, but wanted to stay close enough to home that we wouldn’t have to sacrifice an afternoon nap for a tired toddler. Our destination: Terrebonne. Our excursion began with a visit to Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne. We were pleased to find a new visitor’s center, which will be open year round to provide more information about all aspects of Smith Rock including geology, wildlife and recreation. Climbers from all around the world are drawn to the 1800 different climbing routes on the rocks, but there are also great trails for non-climbing hikers of all levels. Autumn is truly the perfect time to visit Smith Rock, with the cool breeze and the warm rock creating a wonderful micro-climate on your skin. The views of the red and yellow leaves on the trees below and the pumpkin patches in the distance only add to the beauty of 12 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012


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autumn in Central Oregon. On this particular trip we were on a mission to hike Misery Ridge. It’s a hard but amazing hike that takes you from desert to river and back again using the quickest route, which includes over 550 vertical feet of rock. From the viewpoint on top of the ridge overlooking Monkey’s Face, Central Oregon was spread out to the west of us like a map. We ate some snacks and began to wonder what else might lie in store for our day. With my little one in the backpack and the six year old by my side, we descended from the cool mountain top through the inferno of red rock and into the valley below. We were one proud, hot, dusty trio. Another great family option is taking a First Ascent/Chockstone Climbing class out at Smith Rock. They have classes for kids and climbers of any experience level, with a focus on getting you on the rock while building teamwork and having fun. Besides sharing in the caretaking of Smith Rock State Park, First Ascent also reaches out to the Central Oregon community with programs for 4th and 5th grade classes, The Boys and Girls Club, and more.

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After accomplishing that feat, we were hungry and headed into town to devour lunch at the Terrebonne Depot. The depot building, constructed in 1911, was originally located across the tracks from its current location. The building sat abandoned for years before being lovingly moved, repaired and refurbished into this local phenomenon. My kids are junior foodies, so we ordered the Pork Belly Lettuce Wrap and the Italian sausage, mushroom, and olive pizza to share around. We’ve eaten at many places in Central Oregon, and it’s always nice to see a focus on fresh and local products. Even the new kid’s menu at the Terrebonne Depot is a nod to Central Oregon living with healthier (but still kid-friendly) choices like grilled chicken, petite sirloin, and of course the classic burger, all at reasonable prices. The delicious food marked the end of a satisfying morning. In pursuit of more hidden gems up north, another recent trip took us to Culver, just another 20 minutes or so past Terrebonne and home to Maragas Winery, which, it turns out, is a great place to take a picnic lunch. Inside I bought a bottle of the 2008 Poetic Pinot Gris to share with my husband later, as well as some yummy cheese for me and my girls to enjoy with fruit and crackers while soaking in the scent of grapes warming on the vines. If we had come on the weekend we could have enjoyed barbeque on the deck as well. Besides regular wine tasting hours and a grape stomping festival every fall, Maragas Winery has lots of family friendly events throughout the year, and a great datenight option with late night music under the stars. My family loves autumn, and we usually try to visit every pumpkin patch, festival, and event that might possibly celebrate fall. The Central Oregon Pumpkin Company and the D&D Ranch, both in Terrebonne, are two of our favorite fall must-sees. The Central Oregon Pumpkin Company pulls out all the stops, offering hay rides, a zoo train, pony rides, a petting zoo, and the biggest corn maze in Central Oregon. The live music always gets my kids dancing, too. The DD Ranch is not only a great pumpkin patch, but also a working farm which produces delicious and locally grown beef and eggs that are sold throughout Central Oregon. Even though the pumpkin patch wasn’t open yet, the kids and I decided to stop in at the DD to see what else was going on. The ranch was just wrapping up one of its three day camps and kids were grooming and riding the ponies when we arrived. They also work in the garden, learn about farm life, practice archery and more. Since we missed out on the camp, I comforted my kids by paying the modest fee to play in the two play areas and enjoy the petting zoo. Between the goats, bunnies, horses, geese, playground, chickens, fish, and beautiful grounds, I had to


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Video Games Live Bridging the gap between teen gamers and their non-gaming parents By Ray Solley

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ideo Games Live™, the award winning concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, is plugging into the Tower Theatre on Sunday, November 11, for a night of exclusive video footage, synchronized lighting, live orchestra and chorus, and unique interactive segments. Created, produced, and hosted by game industry veteran and guitarist Tommy Tallarico, the show features an orchestra from Mountain View High School and a chorus from COCC. The result is a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience the Los Angeles Times called “ingenious and fantastic!” This is a show that bridges the gap between teenage gamers and their non-gaming parents. With the energy of a rock concert mixed with the power of an orchestra combined with the technology and stunning visuals only video games can provide, this show will leave its audience members with a lot to talk about at the family dinner table for weeks to come. Some of the music selections attendees can expect to experience come from games such as Final Fantasy VI, Metal Gear Solid 1 & 2, Tomb Raider, and Sonic. Video Games Live synchronizes three video screens and state-of-the-art lighting and special effects with on-stage interactive and musical segments, including a Guitar Hero competition. In 2010, the show aired nationally on public television and quickly became one of the top rated PBS specials of all time. After more than 200 shows in 23 countries on 5 continents—including 11,000 attending its debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl—Video Games Live continues to dazzle crowds of all ages, complete with costume contests, prize give-aways, game demos and the best music ever to accompany the world’s top games.

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Bend's vibrant theater scene By Annette Benedetti

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entral Oregon is known for the exceptional outdoor adventures it provides both local and visiting families. From low impact activities like hiking and swimming to endorphin pumping experiences such as climbing and snowboarding, our region has a multitude of options available for outdoor enthusiasts. For those seeking indoor entertainment, Bend is also home to a vibrant theatrical community. With multiple venues and production companies, each offering a unique experience for audience members, the arts scene has something to please everyone year round – and tons of great options for the family to enjoy as the weather turns cold. The Tower Theatre is one of our region’s premier venues. Nestled right in the midst of Bend’s bustling downtown, this classic proscenium theater is 13,630 square feet, seats 460 people, and features an orchestra pit and balcony seats. It acts as both a presenting house and rental house providing a lineup of live performances and community events. According to Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation, in 2011 alone the Tower Theatre hosted 179 events, 103 of which were productions put on by nonprofit organizations. An aesthetically stunning building both inside and out, the Tower Theatre has become a Bend icon. “It’s hard to imagine Bend without 18 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012

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the Tower,” says Solley. “We really are an ingrained part of Bend culture and quality of life.” For families and individuals looking for a classic theater experience that allows them to relax and enjoy a show in style, the Tower Theatre is the perfect place to go. The 2nd Street Theater is another option available to those who desire a slightly more casual but equally enjoyable evening of entertainment. As a smaller performance space, it creates a cozier experience for its 100 attendees. David DaCosta, Artistic Director of Thoroughly Modern Productions (a local theatrical production Company) describes it as a traditional “black box” theater with threequarter round seating. He says, “It provides an extremely intimate setting that allows the audience to get right on top of the production and right on top of the actors.” Attendees enjoy feeling involved in performances at 2nd Street Theater and sometimes even get to interact with the actors. Both Stage Right Productions, the theater’s nonprofit arm, and Thoroughly Modern Productions utilize this specialized venue for all of their performances. From comedies and parodies to the more fringe productions that Thoroughly Modern Productions is known for, audience members enjoy a wide variety of shows in this unique setting throughout the year. One of Bend’s newest and arguably most interactive venues is the


our community Volcanic Theatre Pub. Scheduled to open this fall, the Theatre Pub is an artistic venue for live theater, movies, music, and spoken word. It offers 60 seats in a setting that includes sofas, recliners, and coffee tables. According to Derek Sitter, Artistic Director/Owner, this venue is also a black box theater, but “the actors are in and around you. We do not stay away from you under the lights. You become part of the experience as soon as you walk in the door.” The entire theater is part of the set, allowing the audience to become integrated into the play. The “Pub” part of this venue is one of its highlights: audience members can get up in the middle of the show and go to the bar, then kick back and enjoy a beer while being entertained. A truly Bend-Centric theatrical experience. The following are just a few of the productions taking place in Bend this fall and winter. Some are sure to get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays, and can be enjoyed by the whole family or on a date night out. To find a full list of productions in the coming seasons, visit each theater’s or production company’s website to find out more.

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Assassins at 2nd Street Theater November 9th -24th Presented by Thoroughly Modern Productions Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking the audience on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and in an intense final scene inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Directed by David DaCosta.

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Masque of the Red Death: A Journey into the World of Edgar Allan Poe October 19th - November 3rd at Innovations Theatre Works Go on a tour of the very best works of America's master of the macabre as an entire building is turned into a house of literary horror. Audience size will be limited to 35 and guests will travel from room to room, stopping at each for a new tale of terror and a new course of dinner.

Sound of Music Sing-Along November 23rd at the Tower Theatre Open your Von Trapp and hiss the countess, bark at Rolf, cheer for Maria and sing along to on-screen lyrics of Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless Technicolor classic. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Ticket includes a goodie bag of props, and the audience is the star of this show!

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Moscow Boys Choir December 17th at the Tower Theatre Celebrate the season with an exquisite blend of Christmas standards and Russian folk songs performed by twenty-five heavenly soprano and rich bass and tenor voices.

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A Christmas Carol December 21, 22, and 23rd at the Tower Theatre This unique local version starts with Dickens introducing his famous reading of the classic holiday story that packed auditoriums across Europe and America. As A Christmas Carol unfolds behind him, Dickens weaves in and out of the action – observing, performing small roles, and interjecting his own perspective rarely heard in other productions. The whole family will delight in this timeless tale of redemption as Tiny Tim teaches Scrooge the importance of compassion.

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Local Theaters Tower Theatre www.towertheatre.org 2nd Street Theater www.2ndstreettheater.com Cascade Theatrical Company www.cascadestheatrical.org Innovation Theater Works www.innovationtw.org Volcanic Theatre Pub www.volcanictheatrepub.com

Local Theatrical Production Companies Thoroughly Modern Productions 541. 240.2220

Stage Right Productions www.facebook.com/ stagerightbend?ref=ts Bend Experimental Art Theater www.beatonline.org Cat Call Productions www.catcallproductions.com Shore Thing Productions www.shorethingproductions. com Buckboard Mysteries www.buckboardmysteries.com Red Hand Studios www.redhandfilmstudios.com Sisters Community Theater 541.549,1153

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have known Heather Straw, Founder and CEO of Nashelle Designs, for over three years, and each time we visit I continue to be impressed by what an amazing mother she is. She beams with loves when speaking about her four sons, Kash, 7; Logan, 5; Gavin, 3; and newborn Zade, and they always take the forefront in her conversations. If I didn’t know her better, it wouldn’t occur to me that she might be the owner and lead designer for a line of jewelry that is sought after by a number of celebrities and regularly featured in magazines such as Oprah’s O Magazine, People, and Shape. With her children always buzzing around, her casual but contemporary attire, and her relaxed disposition, she is the embodiment of Central Oregon motherhood. While her family clearly comes first, Heather is also a remarkable business person. Nashelle, her successful handmade, custom jewelry design company that now enjoys global sales and recognition, was conceived in her living room approximately 11 years ago during much harder times. Since then, through dedication and hard work, she has gone from literally selling jewelry off of her neck to enjoying great success. It is this success, coupled with her dedication to supporting her local community that has drawn much attention in recent years.

Knowing Heather and her company’s history of generosity, it came as no surprise that this mother of four did not choose to celebrate her 35th birthday by throwing an outrageous party with all of her close friends, or traveling off to some luxurious spa destination as a gift to herself. Heather is no stranger to the concept of “paying it forward.” She initially began giving back to her Bend community by dedicating a portion of Nashelle’s proceeds to F.A.N., Deschutes County's non-profit organization that strives to provide shoes, clothing, glasses and other essential items to local children in need, but that was just the beginning. With “Start locally and watch the world begin to flourish!” as part of its mission, Nashelle has since developed other community-focused programs including a month long school supply donation drive, which assisted low-income children and rewarded donors with a 30% discount on all Nashelle products; and a fundraiser in which they sold specially designed necklaces containing the phrases “Be Still” and “Eff Cancer,” with all proceeds going to two local women who are currently battling cancer.

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Knowing Heather and her company’s history of generosity, it came as no surprise that this mother of four did not choose to celebrate her 35th birthday by throwing an outrageous party with all of her close friends, or traveling off to some luxurious spa destination as a gift to herself. Instead, she decided her celebration would be through another act of paying it forward she called her “35 Acts of Kindness.” After reading an article with the headline, “A Man Celebrates his 65th Birthday with 65 Acts of Kindness,” Heather was hooked on the idea of doing the same for the celebration of her 35th year of life. She began researching this growing birthday trend through sites like The Birthday Project on Facebook, which provided both inspiration and ideas. When her special day arrived, she embarked on what turned out to be a learning and growing experience for her whole family. For her 35 Acts of Kindness birthday project, Heather committed to doing 35 special acts for others –things that would improve their lives, even if only in a small way. As she embarked on her birthday project, Heather decided to include her children and her husband, Doug, in as many acts of kindness as possible. The following are just some of her 35 acts: • Visited Bethlehem Inn, an emergency shelter for homeless indi-

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viduals and families in Central Oregon, to see what the needs were and what might put a smile on the faces of its youngest residents. Items requested: popsicles, ranch dressing, cookies, and ice cream. They returned at dinner time and hand delivered items to each person. • Purchased and delivered specialty coffees for the workers at the local gas station. • Created “basic needs” bags for people on the streets and handed them out each time they saw someone in need. • Helped an elderly woman unload and load her car in a parking lot. • Purchased and delivered 35 teddy bears for the children in


our community transition at the Kids Center, a child abuse intervention center. • Gave 35 genuine compliments to strangers. • With Gavin, visited the elderly at an assisted living home and shared his treasures. Heather admits that in the beginning it seemed like it would be simple. She came up with an initial set of acts to do right away, but soon found herself wondering what to do next. She said the project forced her to “take a deeper look at the world and see what its needs are. It’s slowed me down and made me peel back the layers of my reality beyond what I could already see and take a real look at what is going on in our world.” Along with opening her eyes to the more complex needs in her community, it also forced her to make changes in her own life. The project was so time consuming that it required her to adjust and reprioritize her daily schedule, and it wasn’t always easy. “I had to release what was important to me so that I could go do something for someone else.”

The payoffs were well worth the effort, not only for those whose lives she touched, but for her and her family. Heather says that her birthday project “helped my husband and I reaffirm our love for people and our strong belief in helping the community.” As for her children, “’Wow’ is my first word. I see the lessons and values that are settling in their little spirits. Allowing them to see that they can make a difference in the world is a wonderful thing to share with your children.” One of Heather’s favorite acts was a spontaneous visit to an assisted living home with her three sons (prior to the birth of Zade). Her youngest son, Gavin, brought all of the precious gemstones he had scooped up on one of his adventures at mommy’s warehouse (the building where Nashelle is housed). He took them to the facility and gave them to each woman and man that he saw in the waiting area, restaurant, and social area. Heather says, “He got kisses and he got hugs. It meant the world to me and the receivers and it was a

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Heather hopes others will be inspired to do the same. “35 acts of kindness to me is a reference to paying it forward in life. It’s easy to be consumed by negativity and in the darkness of what can and does and will happen in our world." phenomenal experience for Gavin.” When asked if she would do 36 acts of kindness next year, she eagerly said, “Yes, I absolutely would…I would dig deeper into my list… and reflect on what I did. I do everything big in my life so I would find one more big thing I could add that would hopefully make a big enough impact in someone’s life for them to then pay it forward to someone else.” Heather hopes others will be inspired to do the same. “35 acts of kindness to me is a reference to paying it forward in life. It’s easy to be consumed by negativity and in the darkness of what can and does and will happen in our world. It takes one person to rock the

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The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Dave McKean This Newbery Award-winning title starts off with a page of black ink…and a hand holding a knife. After this creepy beginning, Neil Gaiman delivers an imaginative tale of a boy named Nobody (aka Bod) who grows up in a graveyard. His caretakers are a sweet pair of old ghosts, and he also has a guardian, Silas, who belongs neither to the world of the living or the dead. Bod embarks on many adventures, both magical and harrowing, within the walls of the graveyard, but as a living boy, he’s curious about what’s beyond. Silas warns him of the killer, Jack, who is surely searching for Bod even now. Gaiman’s gifts of language and storytelling shine in this perfect Halloween tale that will thrill tween and teen readers.

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By Kendare Blake Thesius Cassio Lowood (Cas) is following in his father’s footsteps as a ghosthunter. He travels the country seeking out the pesky dead that refuse to move on to the next realm. These are the angry and sad ghosts, those who died before their time. Cas is very good at what he does, and armed with his powerful athame, he has never met a ghost he couldn’t slay...until Anna. Cas arrives in a small town that has been haunted by an especially murderous spirit, a teen girl who met a terrible end. He enrolls in the local high school and makes all appearances of being a regular teenage boy, until the night he brings friends to Anna’s house – and not everyone makes it out alive. How will Cas cover his tracks? What is it about Anna that seems to draw him in, making it impossible to do what he came to do? This book has received rave reviews from librarians, book bloggers, and teens alike; with some mature language and gory scenes, it is best suited for ages 14 and up.

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BIRTHDAY PARTY SECRETS REVEALED Tips for a successful event by Jackson The Traveler, The Pacific Northwest's Traveling Magician Photography By Kimberly Teichrow

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birthday party is one of the most exciting, memorable events in a child's year, but can be an emotionally, physically, and financially draining experience for many well-meaning parents. As a professional birthday party entertainer, I’ve noticed a pattern of issues that can arise at parties big and small. The following simple guide can help parents navigate the most common problems that occur during the course of a child's special birthday event. 30 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012


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Plan Three Months Ahead You don’t have to have the entire party planned out this early, but determine your budget and begin researching themes. Decide whether you will hire entertainment and where you will hold the event. Give your child an active role in choosing the theme, the guests, and decorations. This is the first secret to maximizing your child’s birthday experience: Anticipation and Participation!

The Secret to Hiring Great Birthday Party Entertainment An experienced children's entertainer can take a lot of the guesswork and stress out of an event, while providing a professional, memorable show. These individuals are usually full-time performers and booked months in advance, which is why it’s wise to book as early as possible.

Consider the following questions when researching your entertainment options: 1. Does the performer specialize in children’s entertainment? Beware of “one-show-fits-all” entertainers who may turn out to be too scary for little children or simply don't belong in front of kids at all. 2. What is appropriate for your child’s age group? Something that may be entertaining to a four year old is probably going to be boring for an eight year old, and something that amazes an eight year old will most likely be over the heads of the younger kids. Try to find someone who has shows specifically designed for your child's age group. 3. Can the performer provide references to support his or her qualifications and experience? Personal references, a professional website, good reputation, and clear information about what the show will consist of are important considerations when deciding who to invite into your home. 4. Expensive isn't necessarily better. Some performers make up for their lack of business by charging large fees or adding extra costs into their shows for things such as "Grab Bags," which are filled with inexpensive items that are purchased online in bulk. Avoid these sorts of upcharges and buy your own party favors and extras. A great online resource is www. orientaltrading.com. The Dollar Tree Stores also have a lot of inexpensive goodies to fill grab bags for cheap.

Invitation Magic: Getting Guests to RSVP When kids deliver invitations to their school friends by hand, many of those invitations don’t make it home, or are never seen by parents. It’s more expensive to mail invitations, but they are more likely to reach the parent. So how do you then get the parents to RSVP? Give kids a reason to remind their parents of the party, and for parents to respond. Remember those inexpensive grab bags? Make them serve double duty and use them as an incentive to RSVP! In the invitation, simply write: "Every guest who RSVPs by ____ will get a free surprise mystery bag at the party!" After all, if you don't know if they're coming, you may not have enough grab bags. This also lets guests know there will be free goodies, giving kids an incentive to remind their parents to call. If possible, do direct follow-up with parents who haven't responded, about a week or two after the invitations go out. Invitations are a perfect Anticipation/Participation activity to do with your birthday child and should be sent out about six weeks prior to the party. There are many free programs onSeptember/October 2012 l www.truenorthparenting.com 31


for you line to make custom invitations, which can be printed at home. Fancier options are available for reasonable prices at www.vistaprint.com. Virtual Evite cards are an option as well.

The Party There are two key mistakes I've noticed when parents schedule birthday parties. First is the time of day. The second is the length of the party. The time of day you schedule your child's party is critical, especially for younger kids. I typically suggest party times that duplicate a child's school or preschool schedule, even during vacation months. Keep nap times in mind. Serve food at their regular school lunch time. Sticking to this easy rule will make the party more fun for kids and less chaotic for parents. The length of the party is also very important and depends on your child's age group. The younger the guests, the shorter the party should be. Ninety minutes is about right for ages 3-5, and two to three hours works well for the 6-10 age range.

ing and tell them they are in for some amazing surprises and fun. Go over the "rules," and tell them if you raise your hand, everyone is to freeze and be completely silent. You can have the kids practice the silent freeze by telling them to make a lot of noise, then stop and freeze when you raise your hand. Kids actually really like screaming and juming around, then freezing. It's a mystery to me, but it works! Oh, and remember the nametags I mentioned earlier? If someone decides to test the fences and act up, using the child's name works very well. Moms all know the tone and look to employ. The name tag also helps to give directions to specific kids without a lot of confusion and dissolves some social barriers.

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Some kids arrive early, and it's a good idea to prepare for this by setting up a “staging area” with a kid’s movie, video game, or easy activity that is engaging but doesn’t require much supervision. You’ll be glad you did!

With some internet research and imagination you can come up with a plethora of activities to keep your audience engaged if you do not have an entertainer. One idea that can be very effective is the Magic Photo Booth. How it Works: With a digital camera, some old costumes and maybe a trip to a thrift store, parents can put on a fun show for the party goers. Kids stand in line and get their pictures taken with funny outfits and props. Then, a few days after the party, your birthday child can e-mail thank you cards with the funny photos attached, or bring the album to school. This extends the birthday fun even further, costs practically nothing, and provides personalized memories to guests.

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Guests begin arriving in waves, and you realize there have never been this many kids in your living room before. Relax and breathe! There should be a table for gifts near the front door. On this same table, I recommend each guest having a pre-made name tag sticker. All household pets should be in temporary seclusion for the party, if they're not already hiding under your bed. The birthday child gets to greet each guest and escort them to the "staging area" mentioned earlier.

Crowd Control When all of the guests have arrived, it will be a perfect masterpiece of chaos. This is usually the point when a professional entertainer would stroll in and take over the party for the next hour. When I first take control of an audience of children, the main advantage I have is that I am not their parent. As the party host, you have the same tactical advantage at this point, and if you are leading the entertainment yourself, there is a simple trick you can use to help prevent behavioral issues during the party called The Silent Freeze. How it works: Get everyone in the same area and have them sit down. Tell them they need them to be absolutely quiet because you have something very important to say, then thank everyone for com32 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012

Serve food and drinks after the main event to reduce clean up time and avoid carpet stains and half-full paper cups scattered about your house. I recommend assigned seating, which can be chosen by the birthday child prior to the party, to eliminate a lot of the social drama surrounding the seating arrangement. When everyone is finished eating, keep them seated and walk around the table with a garbage bag to collect plates, cups and napkins. Now that the kids are seated at an empty table, the birthday child can open presents and pass out prizes to their guests. Saving the prizes until the end of the party has multiple benefits, including helping with jealousy issues regarding the birthday child's gifts and providing an activity for kids to do while waiting to be picked up. My final recommendation for parents is to reward yourselves and plan a relaxing evening after the party. Pre-cook dinner a couple of days before or order take-out. Watch Netflix movies or walk the River Trail. Save clean-up for the next day. Your child’s birthday party doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Material gifts will eventually break or be forgotten, but experiencebased memories will last forever.


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f the thought of dozens of children running through your living room brings anxiety, or you simply don’t have the space to host a party in your home, consider checking out these popular Central Oregon party venues. With so many choices, you are sure to find one that will please your child and your budget.

Cascade School of Music Your child’s birthday will be rockin’ when held at Cascade School of Music. Your party for 10-15 kids can be tailored to fit any age group. A private party room on the river is available, and parties can include a handson music experience from Kindermusik or School of Rock and/or a musically-inspired art project. $150-$250. Call 541.382.6866 or visit www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org.

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This popular party spot now offers some new party packages. Choose from a buildyour-own stuffed animal party, Nerf war party, or Last One Standing, an ultimate sports game party. Each deluxe package includes exclusive use of the facility for 2 hours

Your child can choose to roller skate, play dodgeball, soccer, or all-sports, or climb on a huge play structure during their party time. A variety of packages are available to suit all needs. $100-$200. Call 541.330.1183 or visit www.cascadeindoorsports.com.

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Your child will do flips for this party! Packed with fun, an Acrovision party includes a full hour in the gymnastic training center and a half hour in a party room for up to 20 guests. Staff-led games, free play, and time to eat and open gifts are all part of the package. All birthday participants receive a goody-bag and a balloon, and the birthday child receives an ASC t-shirt. $149. Call 541.388.5555 or visit www.acrovisionsportscenter.com

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(60 minutes play, 60 minutes party room) for up to 25 children, $1 bounce-back coupon for each guest, and 2 slices of pizza. They provide plates, cups, napkins, table covers, plastic utensils, a balloon for each child, a Capri Sun, set up, clean up, and a party host to lead the fun! $299. Call 541.306.6587 or visit www.bouncingoffthewallbend.com.

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boy or girl also receives a special prize bag. Call 541.923.3513 or visit www.rgagymnastics.com.

What kid wouldn’t want to jump in a foam pit, swing from a rope, and jump on a trampoline? This active two-hour party starts off in the gym with two staff members assisting. After the first hour you move to the party room. If time is left after cake and presents you get to run off the sugar! The gym is also available for one-hour play only parties. Call 541.385.1163 or visit www.cogymnastics.com.

Seventh Mountain Resort At Seventh Mountain Resort, your child’s party will be like a mini-vacation. The Play & Stay packages include mini-golf for 10 guests, passes for future play, and a 1 or 2 bedroom condo for cake, ice cream, presents and sleepover! Pools, saunas, and hot tubs are heated and open year round for those who stay in a condo. Winter packages include an ice skate only party ($120) or Skate & Stay packages with use of resort amenities. $199-$299. Call 877.496.3911 or visit www.seventhmountain.com.

DD Ranch For farm-loving kids, the DD Ranch in Terrebonne is a great party option. Pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo, and access to the clubhouse and play areas just add to the fun of being on the farm. You can set up your group in the Ranch's rustic barn and even opt to have them provide a delicious, locally grown lunch for you and the hungry kiddos. The whole package is available for $7-$14 per child, depending on which options you choose. Call 541.480.6997 or visit www.ddranch.net.

Earth Fire Art Host a pottery painting party for the creative one in your family. Earth Fire Art will reserve a table for two hours. You and your guests can enjoy painting pottery, eating cake, and opening presents surrounded by art. A $25 deposit is required for reserving tables and there is a minimum purchase of $100. Call 541.323.3480 or visit www.earthfireart.com.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Looking to add some splash to your next party? Have fun in the pools playing games, using the diving boards, rope swing, and more! Weekend party times are available too. Choose from either an open-rec swim party or rent both indoor pools. Both options include the use of a private party room for food and presents. $125 - $175 per hour. Call 541.389.7665 (POOL) or visit www.bendparksandrec.org.

Redmond Gymnastics Academy Kids love to celebrate their special day at this great party spot. For two hours your child can jump, dance, bounce and fly with up to 30 of his or her closest friends. When you have to pull the kids away from the fun to enjoy presents and cake, you can offer a consolation prize: a free pass for each guest to try out any class at the gym. The birthday 34 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012

Sortor Bushido Kai Karate Your warrior will get a kick out of his or her party at Sortor Karate. Activities to choose from include a variety of martial-arts related crafts, karate games, martial gymnastics and more. All parties include a Samurai Warrior tea ceremony and CD and DVD of the party. The Hollywood Stuntman theme includes learning to “fall” and “hit” like a stuntman, then filming a fight scene. All parties are 2 hours in length and are good for up to 20 children, ages 6 and older. Call 541.385.4985 or visit www.sortorkarate.com.

Sprouts Kids Salon This is the spot for your child to be pampered like royalty. Each child will get to choose a new hairstyle (no cut), get a manicure, enjoy dress up time and games, and take home a goody bag. The birthday child receives a framed group picture. $33.50 per child. Call 541.382.0055 or visit www.sproutskidssalon.com.

Other Local Fun Alternatives: Pappy’s Pizza 541.317.8888

Bend Rock Gym 541.388.6764

Cuppa Yo, Eastside 541.706.9352

Lava Lanes 541.318.5656

Sun Mountain Fun Center 541.382.6161

Diane’s Riding Place 541.385.7933


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Healthy Back to School Snacks Eating Outside of the Box By Chelsea Prather Photography By Randy Johnson

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very day, parents make numerous decisions that impact their children’s health. Life is busy, and with school starting up again it’s about to get busier. It can be challenging to find useful and truthful information about how to set our children up for success physically, mentally and emotionally. There are endless food products that target children and their parents, and the information on what is “healthy” is clouded by heavy food politics and marketing. It’s easy to go to the grocery store and fill our carts with processed food that is engineered to entice tiny taste buds, but that ease comes with a 36 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012

cost: along with the increased availability of processed foods, there has been a startling increase in childhood obesity, chronic disease, and mental disorders. According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. So what is the solution? We need to think outside of the “box,” and move away from fueling our children’s bodies with food made in laboratories and factories. We need to move back to the basics and feed them real food. “Real food” comes from a farm, orchard, ranch, or even the wilderness. Real food does not include items that have multiple preser-


family table vatives and ingredients that are manufactured by chemists and tested in food labs. Most real food is nutrient dense, provides us with the fuel our body was designed to burn, doesn’t require added sugar or sweeteners because it tastes delicious on its own, and often involves minimal cooking or preparation. Just ask a toddler who is devouring fresh strawberries at the farmer’s market, or a preschooler who is drinking ice cold water flavored with pieces of fruit instead of high fructose corn syrup. As you consider your weekday morning routine, which might include packing school lunches and hurrying the kids through breakfast, you may think it sounds unrealistic to skip all the packaged and preserved foods. Most people don’t have a pile of money to spend on quality food or a plethora of free time to prepare meals and snacks for ravenous kids, but even for average families, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Planning ahead is the key to enjoying a diet of nourishing food. Meals and snacks can be made in advance and frozen for quick use. Instead of wandering the aisles of the grocery store – which are filled with brightly colored, licensed character-themed products that lure kids with food that is developed to make children crave more – spend that time slicing and dicing at home. In fact, when you avoid processed food while shopping, you will find that you can skip entire sections and save time on trips to the store.

“Real food” comes from a farm, orchard, ranch, or even the wilderness. Real food does not include items that have multiple preservatives and ingredients that are manufactured by chemists and tested in food labs. Often times, people are scared away from choosing real food over processed food because they feel that fruits, vegetables, meats, and other natural food sources are expensive. However, this is simply not true. You can get more bang for the buck when purchasing nutrient dense food choices over fast food or boxed and frozen varieties. Children’s snacks are convenient, but most of them are overpriced, heavy on packaging and light on actual product. When transitioning away from junk food, you will be less likely to spend money on eating out, especially at fast food restaurants. In Central Oregon, we are lucky to have an abundance of places to find healthy food choices. CSAs, farmer’s markets, and a number of supermarkets give us the opportunity to shop for bargains. Most of these establishments accept WIC and Oregon Trail Cards, which means everyone has the opportunity to fuel their family efficiently with vegetables, meats, fruits, and healthy fats.

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The biggest challenge may be convincing the kids to put down the goldfish and pick up the carrots. Toddlers and young children tend to live in the moment, so the transition to healthier food may be easier if you employ the “out of sight, out of mind” technique and simply remove the Redmond Gymnastics Academy less healthy options. Tumbleweeds Preschool Now Enrolling! Birthday Party Packages Available! And Now You Can Get Your Zumba On!

The biggest challenge may be convincing the kids to put down the goldfish and pick up the carrots. Toddlers and young children tend to live in the moment, so the transition to healthier food may be easier if you employ the “out of sight, out of mind” technique and simply remove the less healthy options. Older kids can benefit from simply being informed of why you are making the changes. Kids love to help in the kitchen and learn about where food comes from. Once they can grasp the concept of how food is used by their bodies to keep them healthy, they are given the opportunity to use this knowledge in the future to make better choices. As a parent, saying “no” is often difficult, and we have to choose which battles to fight. Any small step away from processed food is a step in the right direction. Snack options are a good place to start the transition, since kids’ snacks tend to be the most over-processed. Below are two great For more information and ideas snack ideas that will on transitioning children to a diet help get your famof real food from a mom who is ily’s new school year making the change, check out www. off to a tasty and facebook.com/primalplaygroup. healthy start.

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hese grab-and-go snacks are healthy, nutrient-dense, and most importantly, sure to please even picky eaters! With just a little advance planning, you will have a stash of lunchbox-friendly treats made from real, simple ingredients that will provide healthy fuel for your busy, active kids.

Almond Butter and Banana Fruit Rollups ❏ 3 ripe bananas ❏ 1 cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice) 1. Blend bananas and almond butter in food processor or blender until liquid forms. 2. Pour onto dehydrator sheets (or, if using oven, use parchment paper or other oven-approved liner on cookie sheet) Spread mixture until about 1/8 inches thick. 3. Dehydrate over medium heat for 4-6 hours or bake in oven at 150 degrees for 4-6 hours. Remove rollup when mixture peels away from liner or parchment paper. Drying and baking times will vary. 4. Cut into slices with pizza cutter. Cookie cutters in fun shapes can also be used with a thicker batch. *There are many fruit combinations to choose from when making rollups. It is not necessary to add sweetener to many of the fruits. For example, to make strawberry rollups, simply blend strawberries, pour, and dehydrate.

Honey Barbecue Ground Jerky What You Need: ❏ 1 lb very lean ground meat ❏ 3 Tbsp honey ❏ 1 Tbsp olive oil* ❏ 1 Tbsp coconut aminos ❏ 1 Tbsp tomato paste ❏ 1 Tbsp chili powder ❏ 2 tsp salt ❏ 1/2 tsp black pepper *if you use meat that has natural fat, oil is not necessary Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients by hand in a bowl until evenly distributed. 2. Allow flavors to develop in refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight. 3. Pack tightly into three-by-two inch patties (meat will shrink), the flatter the better. 4. Dehydrate over medium-high for 4-8 hours or bake in oven at 160 degrees for at least 12 hours (time will vary depending on humidity and the fat content of the meat). 5. Remove jerky and cool in an open container to allow drying to continue. Once cooled, seal container and store in refrigerator or freezer. Jerky can be kept at room temperature but should be stored long term in a refrigerator, as there are no preservatives or chemicals to prevent molding. September/October 2012 l www.truenorthparenting.com 39


Soup’s On! Family friendly fall recipes Compiled by Sanda Costello Photography By Gneel Costello

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othing satisfies tiny tummies (and not so tiny tummies) at the end of crisp fall day better than a big, hot, bowl of comfort filled soup. These recipes will quickly become family favorites and leave your loved ones’ cheeks rosy with warmth and contentment.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Contributed by Chef Jose Rivas of Hola! in Bend

Chicken Stock Ingredients ❏ 1 whole free range chicken ❏ 4 cloves garlic ❏ 2 yellow onions, quartered ❏ 1 tsp dried oregano ❏ 2 bay Leaves ❏ 1 tsp peppercorns To prepare the stock: 1. Place all ingredients in a large stockpot with enough water to cover chicken. Bring to a boil on high heat. 2. Reduce heat to medium low and gently simmer for 1 to 1 ½ hours, partially covered until stock is done. 3. Skim any impurities that rise to the surface and add more water to keep the chicken covered while simmering. 4. Carefully remove the chicken to a cutting board. When it’s cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and hand shred the meat.

5. Carefully strain the stock through a fine sieve into another pot to remove the vegetable solids. Yields approximately 2 quarts. Enchilada Sauce ingredients:

❏ 2 whole tomatoes ❏ 2 cloves garlic ❏ 1 yellow onion, quartered ❏ 1 California chile ❏ 1 tsp cumin ❏ 2 Tbs chipotle puree ❏ 2 Tbs canola oil ❏ Salt and Pepper to taste To prepare the sauce: 1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add onions, garlic, and California chiles and saute until garlic is lightly toasted. 2. Add tomatoes and enough water to cover tomatoes by at least 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes.

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3. Remove all ingredients from water & blend until puréed (save water in case sauce is too thick). If necessary, add reserved water until sauce reaches the desired consistency. 4. Add chipotle puree, salt and pepper. Toppings:

❏ 2 cups diced tomatoes ❏ ½ cup diced yellow onions ❏ ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped ❏ 1 cup fried tortilla strips (see directions below) ❏ 2 avocados, diced ❏ 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese To prepare tortilla strips:

1. While sauce is cooking, heat 1” of canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. 2. When oil begins to smoke, add strips of corn tortillas (approx. 6 tortillas) in batches and fry until they are crisp. 3. Remove to a paper towellined platter and sprinkle with salt while they are still hot. Soup Assembly: Combine 1 cup of enchilada sauce with 1 quart of chicken stock and salt and pepper to taste. Ladle the hot soup into 4 soup bowls and add a handful of shredded chicken. Top with diced tomatoes, onions, avocados, fried tortilla strips, and cheese. Garnish with cilantro.


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Alehouse French Onion Recipe Contributed by Chef Mike Shibel of Brother Jon's Alehouse in Bend

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What You Need: ❏ 1/4 c. butter ❏ 3 yellow onions, thinly sliced ❏ 1/2 c. brandy ❏ 1 qt. beef broth ❏ 1 bay leaf ❏ 2 sprigs of thyme ❏ 4 pieces toasted baguette ❏ 8 slices provolone cheese ❏ Salt and black pepper to taste Directions: 1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. 2. Add sliced onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring

occasionally, until onions are caramelized and golden brown. 3. Add brandy and allow it to reduce until absorbed. 4. Add the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Add bay leaf and thyme. 5. Allow to cook about 30 minutes until flavors combine. 6. Adjust the seasoning and keep hot until you are ready to serve. Remove bay leaf and thyme. 7. Distribute soup between four oven safe bowls. Place bread on top of soup. Then top with two slices of cheese and broil briefly to melt. September/October 2012 l www.truenorthparenting.com 41


BBQ for Breakfast? Baldy’s Opens Eastside Breakfast Menu Reviewed + Photographed by Kristin Wills

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ating out with young kids always seems like a test of patience, for parents, children and servers alike. Our family rarely ventures out of our dining comfort zone, which consists of a couple of local restaurants including Baldy’s BBQ. The common features of these restaurants are affordable prices, laid back and welcoming atmospheres, and children’s menu items that our kids will devour. When I heard that Baldy’s BBQ was opening a new location on the Eastside of Bend, I knew my family had to try it. After a night of camping near Pine Mountain Observatory during the meteor showers, we awoke hungry and decided it was the perfect opportunity to sample the menu. Breakfast meals always seem more appreciated after long nights. The new Baldy’s BBQ eastside is located in the old Yoko’s space at 2670 NE Hwy 20, Suite 720 (Near Safeway on 27th). We had eaten at Yoko’s before so I was curious to see the new interior. I was immediately impressed. The distressed wood trim and the curved architecture of the ceiling and beams give a warm, natural feel. My daughter, the horse lover, immediately noticed the 42 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012

western décor with horses. This location has a full bar and roughly four tables for bar patrons. The bonus to a full bar is an expanded drink menu. We took full advantage of this option and decided it was a Bloody Mary morning. We had four variations to choose from, and my husband ordered the Bend Bloody Mary ($8), made with locally distilled Mazama Pepper vodka, and my mother-in-law ordered an “Everything’s Better with Bacon” Bloody Mary ($8), which was made with Bakon vodka. They were both delicious and perfectly spiced. The current breakfast menu offers ten different items for adults and four for children. They note on the menu that they are adding new items each week, though I personally enjoy the limited choices since too many can be overwhelming. I knew what I’d be ordering after seeing the Baldy’s Breakfast Skillet at a neighboring table. It was layered deliciousness: hash browns, ham, sausage, green pepper, onions, mushrooms, eggs, green chili and cheese. Let’s just say I ate too much. My husband ordered the Ribs & Eggs. Surprisingly this was


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the only menu item we noticed containing the famous BBQ. (We noticed later a build-your-own omelet option with pulled pork and beef brisket options.) His meal came with hash browns and a choice of toast or biscuit. His ribs looked delicious and it was hard not to ask him to share. My mother-in-law ordered Buttermilk Pancakes with two eggs and sausage. The menu said “big as a plate,” so she thought she’d only get one pancake but she received two. My children both wanted pancakes as well, so we ordered Silver Dollar Pancakes for our six-year-old daughter and Pig in a Blanket for our three-year-old son. The Silver Dollar Pancakes came as a Mickey Mouse pancake but she was too hungry to notice. The sausage in my son’s meal must have been the best part because before I could try some, it was gone. During our meal, my mother-in-law and I both commented that “we were getting full,” but despite feeling stuffed we were determined not to take any home! We succeeded and cleaned our plates. Pricing on the menu noted “Special Grand Opening Prices,” so our total bill only came to $46.50 for three adults and two kids. The discounted bill was just an added bonus to an overall great place to get breakfast and BBQ. Baldy’s has always been a hit in our family. The BBQ, the family friendly atmosphere, and the value keep us returning for more. Now our only decision will be whether to enjoy Baldy’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner – and we’d probably vote for all three. September/October 2012 l www.truenorthparenting.com 43


Ask the Dentist The Truth About Tooth Trauma by Catherine M. Quas, DMD and the team at Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics

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long with chilly weather and candy-coated holidays, the autumn season generally brings an increase in the number of kids that visit their dentist with sports-related dental trauma. Accidents happen, even with all of the right precautions in place. Wearing a mouth guard while playing football is essential but it won't protect your child's teeth from a flying helmet after the game is over and the players are messing around. According to the International Association of Dental Traumatology, up to half of all children will experience dental injury at some point in their youth. If you are the parent of a child between the ages of eight and twelve, you may have experienced this firsthand, as kids in this age group are the most likely to be injured. Regardless of the age of your child, it is a good idea for every parent to be prepared to handle a dental emergency either at home or on the field.

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• Participate in hands-on activities that develop the whole child and teach them to embrace both their local and global community.

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If a permanent tooth is chipped or broken: • If possible, gather all the pieces of the tooth • Rinse the mouth with warm water • Apply a cold compress to the injured area (reduces swelling and lessens pain) • See your dentist immediately

If a permanent tooth is knocked out, there is a possibility that it can be re-implanted successfully if handled quickly and correctly: • Handle the tooth only by the crown • Do not let the tooth dry out • Do not worry about dirt or blood, and do not scrub the tooth as this can remove cells from the surface of the tooth. • If possible, reinsert the tooth in the socket. Have your child bite down of a piece of gauze to hold the tooth in place until you reach the dentist or emergency room. • If the tooth cannot be reinserted in the socket place it in milk. The chemical makeup of milk is compatible with teeth and will help keep the cells in the tooth alive. Do not place the tooth in water as the chlorine in water may damage the tooth root. • If milk is not available, the next best option is to place the tooth inside the mouth between the cheek and lower gum.


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• See a dentist or visit the emergency room within thirty minutes after the trauma for the best chance of successfully re-implanting the tooth.

Injuries to baby teeth are handled differently than injuries to permanent teeth:

Dr. Catherine M. Quas founded Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics in Bend, OR in 2004 after completing two residencies, one in pediatric dentistry and the other in orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dental Medicine. In just eight years she has expanded her practice to include a Redmond location, and two additional dentists have joined the practice: Dr. John Frachella and Dr. Susan Armstrong. While the diverse training of the practitioners allows them to provide an expansive scope of services to patients, all three share the common goal of improving the dental and oral health of children in Central Oregon. The Bluefish team, which includes a staff of 14, serves children and families throughout the region.

Nerf War: Includes Nerf guns, ammo, and safety goggles for guests. Games can be set up in teams or for individuals. Complete with camouflage bunkers, bases, and party supplies. Last One Standing: Choice of 2 ultimate sports games (jousting, Velcro wall, sumo wrestling and more) PLUS Nerf sword fights, obstacle course races, and all the regular bouncing fun. Each deluxe package includes:

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Attention and Memory Deficits A natural therapeutic approach By Sanford Shapiro, M.Ed

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uring the twenty years that I’ve worked in education, I’ve watched children, teens and adults struggle in school and life because of weaknesses in attention. Educational, medical and clinical professionals have experienced a seeming explosion in diagnoses of ADD over this same time period. In more recent years, our understanding of the causes of inattention and focusing problems has grown much deeper, and we’ve begun to offer real solution-oriented training to these problems, backed by an increasingly solid foundation of research. Struggles with attention, including ADD, are part of a cluster of self-regulation skills that impact a variety of school subjects, and life in general. One of the central parts of self-regulation, or what has become known as the “executive functions,” is “working memory.” Simply put, working memory is the ability to hold onto what we see and/or hear, in order to do something with it. Examples of working memory in action include mental math (doing sums in your head), remembering a phone number you’ve just looked up while trying to dial it, and holding in your memory the preceding paragraphs so that you can make better sense of what you’re reading now. Holding onto language-based or visual images is a very central part of goal setting, follow-through, and motivation. Many therapists have been hesitant to recommend the variety of gimmicks and insufficiently researched products that have come out over the past decade with the promise to “retrain the brain.” Some are better or worse than others, but most all have failed to effectively deliver. Research has been sparse in these cases, and many studies have been funded by the very companies that hope to make a profit on these products. Even though stimulant and other medications (such as Ritalin) have proven to be effective for a number of people with attention deficits, many parents and adults seek a more natural approach. Recent advances in the field of neuroscience have led to a new type of training model to improve working memory, a key component of attention and focus. One such approach is Cogmed Working Memory Training, which 46 www.truenorthparenting.com l September/October 2012

has recently become available in Central Oregon. This computerized training program is designed to improve attention by increasing working memory capacity over a period of several weeks. While it is not designed to replace medication, it can complement pharmaceutical and other treatment methods. Cogmed differs from other programs in several important ways, not the least of which is the degree of scientific rigor behind its development. It was designed by neuroscientists, and is supported by a large and growing amount of published research. Peer-reviewed and independent research in support of the program has been published in leading scientific journals. These studies include several randomized, placebo-controlled trials, considered the gold standard for evaluating treatment effectiveness. In addition, the Cogmed program is offered only by certified and qualified physicians and psychologists, or those specialists they supervise. In both the clinical research and my own experience, Cogmed has been shown to be a great help for children and adults who have reasons to improve working memory, either due to a clinical diagnosis of ADD, or to sub-clinical memory and attention deficits. While there are many treatments worth considering, Cogmed offers a good option for individuals who wish to explore alternatives to the traditional pharmaceutical approach. Sanford Shapiro, M.Ed is a learning disability specialist and educational consultant. He is the owner of the Bend Learning Center and LDResources. org. Sanford, along with Dr. Sondra Marhall, is now able to offer Cogmed to appropriate children and adults. Sanford can be reached at 541.383.3208 and SanfordShapiro@BendLearningCenter.com


CHANGING SEASONS How parental roles shift as your adolescent becomes a young adult By Brian Bulemore

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igh school graduation is over, and summer has begun its shift into autumn. For your older child, that rite of passage often means two things: the movement into a college environment, often away from home, and a shift in the relationship between parent and child. This transition from adolescent to adult will last for several more years, but with the milestone 18th birthday and the start of the college journey, there is an acceleration in changes of responsibilities and the nature of how parents and their young adult child relate. Parents can support this healthy separation and growth process, assist their young adult in becoming more independent and prepared to meet challenges, and still foster open communication and connection. The most important step that parents of a young adult must take is learning to change their parenting role from that of "supervisor" to more of a "consultant." One metaphor that comes to mind is becoming less of a manager and more of a colleague. The managerial role in the workplace usually involves monitoring behavior, enforcing rules, and ensuring compliance with policy – there is a clear difference in power. Colleagues, on the other hand, work together towards a common goal, each recognizing the valuable strengths and abilities of other members of the team. They communicate openly when there are problems or differences of opinions, and recognize choices that

are not in the best interests of the team or goals. To extend the metaphor, think of the consultant's role in the workplace: consultants help companies and teams identify skills and abilities, and explore new strategies and directions. Successful consultants overcome resistance by allowing members of a team to be involved in the process of change. A consultant style of parenting can help a young adult feel safe when exploring ideas and choices in the face of challenges. Approaching these interactions from an active listening and reflecting place, rather than giving orders, advice, or simply “fixing it,” can help foster a calm approach to creative problem solving. This approach is supported by Oregon based Certified Parent Coach, Barbara Cass, who states, “Moving from managing towards empowering allows the young adult to explore his own competencies and capabilities – and, to respond to the results of their choices.” Cass has often seen this style invite a more mutually respectful relationship between parents and their young adult children. During this transition from adolescence to adulthood, parents and children are likely to encounter a few difficulties. Three of the more common dilemmas can include these opposing positions: 1) prematurely forcing autonomy vs. fostering continued dependence; 2) permissive vs. authoritarian styles; and 3) concern over develop-

The most important step that parents of a young adult must take is learning to change their parenting role from that of "supervisor" to more of a "consultant."

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education mentally normal behaviors vs. minimizing truly problematic behaviors. By recognizing that these situations are just extreme ends of a continuum, parents and young adults can find a middle path that will yield better results. As your child matures into a young adult, the power and influence that you've had as a parent will decrease, which is appropriate but sometimes uncomfortable. You will see your children make mistakes, and will likely have to watch them struggle with the consequences. And you will disagree with some of the choices that they make as they navigate their new path in life. These times can be difficult, but invaluable in the experience and wisdom they provide, especially when parents use a calm, non-judgmental approach, offer validating reflections, and ask open-ended and engaged questions. When approaching these changes in your relationship, setting expectations can be more effective than dictating limits. Talking openly about what your responses to your children's choices might be can help them own their potential mistakes and be a part of creating a solution. Older adolescents and young adults respond well when their parents honor their ability to think abstractly and reason out their own answers. This is an important part of moving into adulthood, and, while being useful for the young person, it can also be a great relief to the parents to let go of the responsibility of “thinking for” their child. You may be surprised at the creative (and sometimes more effective) ideas your children will come up with! If problems arise that are too complex or contentious, enlist help from a professional counselor or parent coach. These individuals can act as mediators, helping you and your child find way to work together to meet common goals while respecting each others' limits and independent roles. Even though there are many changes and shifting roles during this time of growth and healthy separation, you can still have (and express) unconditional love. At the same time, you can foster independence and transition to a conditional relationship more reflective of adulthood; a relationship where expectations, limits, and power are shared equally, and the ebb and flow of your relationship is built on mutual respect, love, empathy, communication, and trust in each other.

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Check Out Your Library The best (free!) back-to-school resource

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ou’ve bought the shoes and backpacks, toured the school and helped your child figure out how to work the locker. You’ve listened to all the worries about lunch, recess, teachers and homework, and made sure there’s a calendar on the refrigerator to fill in with all the comings and goings. But there’s something else you should consider to make your student’s year as successful as possible: the public library. The Deschutes Public Library’s staff has identified supporting students and teachers as a priority. We want them to know what the library has, and how it can be used. So here’s a list to help you start off the school year with the support you and your child will need. • The library isn’t just books. If your middle school student has to do a book report but struggles with reading, then check out a downloadable audio version for his iPod. If your 3rd grader has to read a biography, how about downloading the eBook, I, Galileo? And if your high schooler just doesn’t understand Shakespeare, you can check out the DVD of Romeo and Juliet, to see and hear the Bard’s words come to life. All of this for free.

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• The library knows homework. The staff is well aware of the “3 resources, not from the internet” assignment. What we might recommend are our databases, which are basically encyclopedias, almanacs, manuals, and other resources once available in print, and now available online. For free. • The library knows books. We can help your student find something just right after he’s finished all The Warriors or she’s done with The Hunger Games. We have book lists of recommended titles by genre, such as historical fiction or mysteries. There’s a classic collection for teens, and online resources (Novelist and Next Reads) to help you find something that’s a lot like something you’ve already read and loved. And there are librarians who read, read, read so they can tell you what’s worth reading right now and what’s coming soon. • The library has Linx. Twenty-five schools in Deschutes County are Linx schools, where students can place holds on our materials and we’ll see that they are delivered to their school to be checked out (and returned) in the media center. Find out if your school is a Linx school, make sure your child has a Linx card, and take advantage of this partnership between the public library and the school districts. • The library likes kids, and tweens, and teens. We welcome their questions, enjoy their enthusiasm, and celebrate their joy when they find just what they need or want. So when your student moans, “I have to do a book report by tomorrow,” think library, and we’ll do our best to find a book that can be absorbed overnight. When your student says, “All the books on science experiments were checked out of school,” think library and we’ll help you find out how to conduct electricity with a potato. And when your student says, “Can we read a good book together?,” celebrate your skills as a parent and come visit the library.

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tires Les Schwab Tire Centers www.lesschwab.com 105 NE Franklin Ave., Bend • 541.382.3551 61085 S Hwy 97, Bend • 541.385.4702 63590 Hunnell Rd., Bend • 541.318.0281 52596 Hwy 97, La Pine • 541.536.3009 1250 E. 3rd., Prineville • 541.447.5686 28 NE Plum St., Madras • 541.475.3834 845 NW 6th, Redmond • 541.548.4011 600 W. Hood Ave., Sisters • 541.549.1560

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Hansen & Larson, LLC 5 NW Minnesota Avenue, Suite 220, Bend 541.550.7060 www.hansen-larson.com

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Nikki Quarles at Tangerine Tangerine Salon, Bend 602.400.4813 Sprouts Kid’s Salon 1444 NW College Way, Suite 6, Bend 541.382.0055 www.sproutskidssalon.com

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Academie de Ballet Classique, LLC 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend 541.382.4055 www.abcbend.com Redmond School of Dance 2332 South Highway 97 Redmond 541.548.6957 www.redmondschoolofdance.com

art Art Central 15 SW Colorado, Building II, Suite 100, Bend 541.749.2291 www.artscentraloregon.org

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Gotta Dance!

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Terpsichorean Dance Studio 1601 Northwest Newport Ave. Bend, OR 97701-1570 541.389.5351 www.terpsichoreanbendoregon.com

The Terpsichorean Dance Studio has offered a safe, nurturing and creative environment for Central Oregon children for 35 years. Our age appropriate curriculums, and quality and caring faculty, create quality technique and fun at every age.

martial arts Sortor Bushido Kai Krate 63056 Lower Meadow Dr. #120, Bend 541.385.4985 www.sortorkarate.com

music Cascade School of Music 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend 541.382.6866 www.ccschoolofmusic.org

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Kids Center 1375 NW Kingston Avenue, Bend 541.383.5958 www.kidscenter.org The Center Foundation 2200 NE Neff Rd. Ste 200, Bend 541.382.3344 www.neuro-ortho.com Saving Grace 1425 NW Kingston Avenue, Bend 541.389.7021 www.saving-grace.org

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yoga Barre 3 70 SW Century Drive, Suite #140 Bend, OR 97702 541.323.2828 www.barre3.com barre3 classes combine the grace of the ballet barre with the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates. They are set to an upbeat soundtrack and follow a vigorous pace moving through a sequence of postures designed to shape and lift the entire body.

pediatricians BMC Westside Clinic 1080 SW Mt. Bachelor Drive 866.553.4900 or 541.382.4900 www.bendmemorialclinic.com

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St. Charles Immediate Care corner of 27th and Neff, Bend 541.706.3700 www.StCharlesHealthCare.org/immediatecare

acupuncture Healing Response Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine 362 NE Clay Ave, Bend 541.390.8184 1011 Desperado Trail, Suite 202, Sisters 541.647.1217 www.healingresponse.net

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Mosaic Medical 409 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend 541.383.3005 Crook County Clinic School-Based Health Center 757 NE 1st St, Prineville 541.447.0707 910 SW Hwy 97, Suite 101, Madras 541.475.7800 375 NW Beaver St, Suite 10, Prineville 541.447.0707 www.mosaicmedical.org

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RelyLocal 541.647.6370 www.relylocal.com/bend-oregon/submit-business

Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry speech & language services 1475 SW Chandler Ave. Suite 202, Bend 541.389.9642 www.deschuteskids.com

• evaluation • therapy • fun

Parenting Resources parenting classes

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon 1130 NW Harriman St. Suite B, Bend 541.389.5468 www.frconline.org skidmorespeech.com facebook.com/skidmorespeech linkedin.com/in/skidmorespeech

Caroline Skidmore, M.S. CCC-SLP

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541-633-5288 | info@skidmorespeech.com 15 NW Park Place, Ste 100, Bend, OR 97701


parenting res. cont.

pregnancy cont. pregnancy + birthcare

Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165 www.Learning2Birth.com

parent groups La Leche League of Bend www.lllusa.org/web/bendor.html Moms Club of Bend www.momsclubofbendor.org Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Bend Church of the Nazarene www.bendnaz.org Westside Church, Bend www.orgsites.com/or/westsidemops Motherwise Community Birth Center www.motherwisebirth.com

Pottery Earth Fire Art 117 NW Oregon Ave, Bend 541.323.3480 www.earthfireart.com

Bend Birth Center, Childbirth Education Classes 375 NE Franklin Ave., Bend 541.749.4660 www.bendbirthcenter.com Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165 www.Learning2Birth.com Motherwise Community Birth Center 541.318.6961 www.motherwisebirth.com St. Charles Bend/Redmond 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend 541.382.4321 1253 N. Canal Boulevard, Redmond 541.548.8131 www.cascadehealthcare.org

surrogacy Greatest Gift Surrogacy Center NW 16004 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Suit 104, Sherwood 503.925.4541 www.ggsncnw.com

realty

Real Estate Sales

pets

Residential and Commercial

Healthy Paws 1052 Newport Ave Suite 102, Bend 541-318-2998 healthypawsbend.com

Becky Breeze, Principal Broker 541-408-1107 384 SW Upper Terrace Ste. 201 Bend, OR 97702 www.beckybreeze.com

pet loss services Horizon Pet Services 1723 Lytle Street, Bend 541.318.0026 www.horizonpet.com

pregnancy

NorthWest Crossing Sales Center Represented by The Garner Group 2762 NW Crossing Dr, Suite 100, Bend 541.383.4360 www.northwestcrossing.com

birthing classes Bend Birth Center, Childbirth Education Classes 375 NE Franklin Avenue, Bend 541.749.4660 www.bendbirthcenter.com Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165 www.Learning2Birth.com

restaurants Baldy’s BBQ Westside: 235 SW Century, Bend 541.385.RIBS Eastside: 2670 N Hwy 20 – Near Safeway 541.388.4BBQ

Motherwise Community Birth Center 541.318.6961 www.motherwisebirth.com

Redmond: 950 SW Veteran’s Hwy 541.923.BBQ1 www.baldysbbq.com

St. Charles Medical Center 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend 541.382.4321 www.cascadehealthcare.org/bend

Brother Jon’s Westside: 1227 NW Galveston Ave., Bend 541.306.3321

doulas Flourish Yoga & Doula Services 406.212.1958 www.flourishdoula.com Learning 2 Birth - Sarah Larson, CCCE (CAPPA) Bradley/BRIO childbirth classes 541.815.5165 www.Learning2Birth.com

Downtown: 1051 Northwest Bond St., Bend 541.728.0102 El Burrito 335 NE Dekalb, Bend 541.382.2177 www.elburritobend.com Muffin Tops and Pie Holes 541.788.0020 www.muffintopsandpieholes.com

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schools art education Art Central 15 SW Colorado, Building II, Suite 100, Bend 541.749.2291 www.artscentraloregon.org

music education Cascade School of Music 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend 541.382.6866 www.ccschoolofmusic.org

preschools/pre-k education

Aspen Academy

Valhalla Heights Neighborhood 541.231.9845 www.aspenacademybend.com Aspen Academy offers individualized and enriching learning for 2.5 to 5 year olds. Our eco-healthy certified school provides a unique urban farming experience. Enrolling now!

Bend Montessori School

524 NW Lava Road In Bend’s historic downtown neighborhood 541.389.9307 www.bendmontessorischool.com Welcoming children since 1999. Morning Montessori preschool for children 3 years through kindergarten. For the love of learning through our senses ~ respecting ourselves, others and our environment ~ practicing kindness, courtesy and manners. Call to visit our peaceful classroom. A Child’s Garden Preschool & Kindergarten 2150 NE Studio Rd., Bend 541.617.0434 www.achildsgardenbend.com Bloom Children’s Center 21327 Livingston Dr., Bend 541.306.4592 Crawmer’s Critterz Preschool Bend 541.330.1347 www.bendpreschool.com Deschutes River Montessori School Located in the Old Mill District 520 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 624, Bend 541.633.7299 www.drmskids.com Language Institute 745 NW Mt Washington Drive Suite 108, Bend 541.318.5426 www.languageinstitutebend.com Mudpies and Lullabies 1735 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend 541.317.0644 www.mudpiesoregon.com              Sweetpeas & Buttercups 20610 Mary Way, Bend 541.383.1606 www.sweetpeasandbuttercups.com The Village Preschool SW Bend 541.306.3042 www.thevillagepreschool.org


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schools cont. private schools Cascades Academy 2150 NE Studio Road, Suite 2, Bend 541.382.0699 www.cascadesacademy.org Eastmont Community School 62425 Eagle Road, Bend 541.382.2049 www.eastmontschool.com Morningstar Christian School 19741 Baker Rd., Bend 541.382.5091 www.mscsbend.org St Francis School 2450 NE 27th St., Bend 541.382.4701 www.saintfrancisschool.net Trinity Lutheran School 2550 NE Butler Market Rd., Bend 541.382.1850 info@saints.org The Waldorf School of Bend 19888 Rocking Horse Rd., Bend 541.330.8841 www.bendwaldorf.com

shopping cont.

pets

Bend Learning Center 404 SW Columbia St. Suite 140, Bend 541.383.3208 www.BendLearningCenter.com Cornerstone Tutors Debbie D. Loudermilk - founder 1550 NE Wlliamson Blvd., Bend 541.280.3224 cornerstonetutors.com

shopping DoLocalDeals 541.316.0166 www.DoLocalDeals.com

children’s clothing

Stone Soup

1740 NW Pence Lane #4 Bend 541.323.7117 www.stonesoupkids.com Reduce, Reuse, Restyle! Stone Soup combines the shopping experience of an upscale retailer with prices of a resale store. We pay cash or store credit for your gently used kids items. Visit our website for details. Baby Phases Tot 2 Teen 759 NE Greenwood Ave Ste 1 541.389.3549 www.babyphasestot2teen.com

diaper services Sweet Peas Diaper Services 541.771.1670 www.sweetpeasdiaperservice.com

grocery Whole Foods 2610 NE Hwy 20, Bend 541-389-0151 wholefoods.com

jewelry

Redmond Gymnastic Academy 1789 Veterans Way B-1, Redmond 541.923.3513 www.rgagymnastics.com

Healthy Paws 1052 Newport Ave Suite 102, Bend 541-318-2998 healthypawsbend.com

climbing

special occasions lodge Seventh Mountain Resort 18575 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 877-765-1501 seventhmountain.com

photo booths

photographers Gneel Costello - Go Photography 541.390.3967 http://www.facebook.com/pages/GO-Photography Jewel Images Portrait Design 550 SW Industrial Way #175, Bend 541.306.3942 julia@jewel-images.com

ice skating Seventh Mountain Resort 18575 SW Century Drive Bend, Oregon 877-765-1501 seventhmountain.com

Smith Martial Arts 63027 Plateau Dr. #4, Bend 541.610.2366 www.SmithMartialArtsBend.com

resources Bend Park & Recreation District 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend 541.389.7275 www.bendparksandrec.org

roller skating Cascade Indoor Sports 20775 High Desert Lane 541.330.1183 www.cascadeindoorsports.com

Kimberly Teichrow Photography 541.318.7378 www.kimberlyteichrow.com

soccer

Kristi Eckberg 541.390.3209 www.kristieckbergphotography.com

Oregon Rush Soccer www.oregonrush.com 907.748.5075

Natalie Stephenson Photography 541.771.6557 www.nstephenson.com

swimming

Randy Johnson Photography/501 Drive LLC www.randyjohnson-photography 541.390.1099 Studio 3 558 SE 9th Street, Unit #5 Bend 541.316.0330 www.studio3bend.com

sports

First Ascent Climbing Services 1533 NW Saginaw Ave., Bend 541.617.1471 http://www.goclimbing.com

martial arts

Flash Photo Booth Oregon Bend 541.977.1370 www.flashphotoboothoregon.com

tutoring

sports cont. COGA 63060 Layton Avenue, Bend 541.385.1163 www.cogymnastics.com

Stella and Dot - Melinda Devine Independent Stylist #105195 541.610.5815 www.stelladot.com/melinda

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center 800 NE 6th Street, Bend 541.389.7665 matt@bendparksandrec.org

Theaters 2nd Street Theater 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend 541.312.9626

gymnastics

Acrovision Sports Center

63255 Jamison Road Bend, OR 97701-8288 541.388.5555 www.acrovisionsportscenter.com Acrovision Sports Center offers professional training in gymnastics (preschool, recreational and competitive) along with martial arts (taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu), cheerleading, dryland snowboarding and three Super Summer Camps for 2011 Summer.

Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Drive, Bend www.volcanictheatrepub.com

Wealth Management Seglund Financial Group Paul Seglund, CRPCÂŽ 19931 Cliffrose Drive, Bend 541.647.8157 Office 541.318.9179 Fax paul.seglund@lpl.com www.spswealthmanagement.com

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