Q. I often hear my teenage daughter and her friends talking about all the stress they are under. Sometimes I even hear them crying together. When I ask them if everything is OK, they change the subject, start laughing or simply say, “Nothing.” Why are teens under so much stress, and how can parents help?
The panel agreed that teens are under a lot of stress from school work, sports, social activities and the like.
Cell phones, along with the need to multitask, were named as contributors to stress.
Q. Fruit juices give me a stomach ache. Do you think I’m allergic to them?
I never diagnose because I’m not a physician. I’m just a journalist. If you have a problem digesting fruit juices and this is getting in your way, you should get a medical check-up.
Meanwhile, you might want to keep a diary of the food you eat. This can be the first stope to isolate foods that are giving you digestion problems. The intensity of your reaction can help determine whether you are allergic to certain foods or are suffering from a food intolerance.
The name of Kirsten Almeida (Helen) was spelled incorrectly in a theater review of Civic Theatre of Allentown’s “Fun Home” published May 8 on the Focus page of the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers’ websites.
My son will be going to the prom soon, and he asked for my help in doing everything right and being a gentleman. I thought that was very endearing, but I don’t really know what to tell him. What are some proper prom manners I can share with him?
I am thrilled your son cares and wants to make a good impression on his prom date.
Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, May 8: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, May 9 : Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.
Friday, May 10: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, May 13: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.
Tuesday, May 14: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.
Wednesday, May 15: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
The beauty, excitement and entertainment that are Disney movies will manifest itself in center city Allentown.
Disney fans won’t want to miss the Allentown Symphony Orchestra Pops concert, “Disney In Concert: A Dream Is A Wish,” 7:30 p.m. May 11, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
It’s the third time that Ronald Demkee, ASO Pops Conductor, has led the ASO Pops in a Disney-theme concert at Miller Symphony Hall.
“Fun Home,” the tragicomic musical through May 19, Civic Theatre of Allentown, is an astounding piece dramatic art.
The winner of five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2015, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, tells the story of a young girl’s dysfunctional family in an extremely innovative and heart-rending way.
“Amazing Grace” depicts a concert by Aretha Franklin filmed in 1972 in a Los Angeles church during the recording of a live gospel music album of the same title.
Though billed as a documentary, there’s very little commentary and no interviews with Franklin nor those associated with the project. There are some explanatory title cards at the beginning of the film.
Basically, this is a concert film of a recording studio session, or a gospel version of concert films from the era, notably, “Woodstock” (1970) or “Gimme Shelter” (1970).
Going once: The Baum School of Arts” 34th Annual Art Auction is May 18 at the school. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction of more than 200 pieces of art displayed in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries. During this time, attendees may enjoy a buffet dinner from Catering by Karen Hunter in the Fowler Community Room. Tickets are available for the dinner. Auctioneer Boris Wainio begins the live auction at 8 p.m. of more than 100 pieces of art up for bid, including, above, “Country Road,” William Weldon Swallow (oil; 19.5” x 23”). Preview Night, 6-8 p.m.
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, May 8: Roast turkey w/gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fruit cocktail.
Thursday, May 9 - Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, oven roasted fresh vegetables, wheat bread w / margarine, strawberry creme shortcake.
Friday, May 10: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/green peppers and onions, pasta salad, chilled peaches.