Holly Robinson-Peete and son RJ,13, walked for autism at the 10th Annul Walk Now for Autism Speaks event held in Pasadena, California on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The two joined thousands of participants wanting a spread awareness about the disorder that silences hundreds of children every year. Holly and her son served as motivation to participants at the Rose Bowl. Holly and husband Rodney Peete recently opened a free autism center that allows parents to access information about the disorder and receive the support needed to help their kids thrive.
As the mother of a child living with autism Holly knows it can be difficult to sift through information that seems foreign in language. “It’s still very confusing,” Holly states, “[but] we have some pretty great organizations that can guide you. Autism Speaks is one of them. They have 100-day kits for the first 100 days after a diagnosis for what you can do. And they have a lot of community resources and a database on their website. You have organizations like ours, HollyRod, which gives compassionate care to families. We’re working really hard to erect a compassionate care center where families can go. Hopefully that will be the model that can spread across the country. The one I look at as the Holy Grail is St. Jude, where families can go and deal with their children’s cancer without having to worry about paying for it. Where is the St. Jude for autism? That’s in my sights, doing something like that.”
It’s warm outside, flowers are in full bloom and most importantly, it’s time for prom! Teens everywhere are preparing for one of the biggest nights of their lives. Guys are working up the nerve to ask out that special girl and girls are waiting to be asked by that special guy. Everyone wants the prom to be a magical experience that they will never forget.
Parents want the day to be just as exciting as their kids, but it’s hard to think about the fun of prom when you are thinking about everything that goes on like drinking, partying and “extracurricular activities.”
Many parents struggle when it comes to walking the very fine line of being a disciplinarian and joining in on the fun, but it’s important to educate teens on how to have fun, but smart and be safe at the same time. Prom can quickly go from being the best night of a teen’s life to the worse night in the blink of an eye. One wrong decision to drink a few beers or stay late at the hotel can change someone’s life forever.
When prom is over and decision time comes for what happens next, teens need to know that just because they attend a party or because their friends may be doing something inappropriate, they don’t have to participate. If they are allowed to go to an after party, they don’t have to drink. If their date or friends decided to drink, make sure they know they can count on you to pick them up. Also, make sure they know they can honestly come to you with any questions or plans when it comes to prom night.
Make sure to talk to kids about your expectations and what can happen if they make a bad choice.
What do you think teens need to know before going to prom?
Comedian/actor Mark Curry and his two daughters were seen at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles over the weekend. The trio bought some rocks and picked up some kettle corn on their visit. Mark is best known for his role in the ’90s sitcom Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper .
Jaden Smith and Sony Pictures are no strangers when it comes to working together to make blockbuster hit movies.
Connor Cruise, a.k.a. DJ C-Squared, was a busy guy this past weekend. First the DJ mixed it up in Las Vegas for attenders at Hyde at the Bellagio. The house was packed out for a good old fashioned Friday night party on April 20, 2012.
Halle Berry and Nahla,4, spent quality time together at the beach in Malibu, California on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Berry’s fiance Oliver Martinez was also present to hang out with his favorite girls. Both Halle and Nahla rocked curls as they basked in the sun.
Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and daughter Willow Smith,11, arrive at the premiere of Sundance Selects’ “First Position” on April 22, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. The mother-daughter duo made a serious fashion statement as Willow rocked her pink Mohawk and Jada strutted in her gold stilettos.
Beverly Johnson is going to be a grandmother again! The former supermodel’s daughter, Anansa Sims, is expecting her second child. Find out more on today’s edition of “A Celebrity Baby Blog Party”.
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Season two of the hit docu-series “Tia & Tamera” will return to the Style Network on Monday, June 11 at 8pm ET/PT. The series will star the twin sisters, their husbands, and cutie Cree Hardrict!
Vanessa Williams is an actress and mother of four children. She recently sat down with Nightline to discuss teen pregnancy and child abuse.
Louis has a new playmate! Sandra Bullock picked her son up from school on April 19, 2012 and met Louis’ classmate and new friend. Louis was wearing a shirt that said “When I Grow Up I Want to be Me” as he was picked up by his doting mom.
Photo Caption: Aquatic exercises keep the star fit and trim.
Mariah Carey has lost over 50 pounds since giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe last year. She recently covered the May 2012 edition of Shape magazine and talked about her weight loss experience.
Mary Mary singers Tina Campbell and Erica Campbell strike a pose at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards on April 19, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tina, who is expecting her fourth child this summer, looked radiant as she walked down the red carpet.