Fredericksburg Parent

November 2012

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that children) before that big getting already you that even take of has know if this is a person whom you can come to an u nd e r sta nd ing if there is a disagreement." married, step Leslie 4. 5. This includes participating in each other's interests. For example, Jason teaches kung fu, an activity that interests Nadina, so Nadina will often want Jason to teach her martial arts moves. outings, reading together and with each other. way they celebrate holidays to the way both were raised. and learn from them. Leslie comes from a Spanish family while Jason's family is Cajun. admits that there are differences from the Know that there will be challenges traditions and culture, she and Nadina have a strong relationship with Jason's family, who welcomed them with open arms. Overall, Leslie and Jason embrace the differences Leslie states that despite the variances in for the good of Nadina. "We both understand where we both come from. We try to blend our cultures and traditions together." Kerry Pinto is a freelance writer living in Stafford with her husband and two children. Spend quality time as a family. Leslie shares that her family tries as much as possible to "create fun" family GRYMES Grymes: the way MEMORIAL SCHOOL We've known the secret for over 60 years. all schools should be. Coeducational Independent Day School • Jr. Kindergarten through 8th Challenging Curriculum • Small Classes • Spanish for All Grades Art, Music, Drama • PE Classes • Middle School Athletics Bus Transport for 6 Counties 540-672-1010 | 13775 SPICER'S MILL RD • ORANGE, VIRGINIA Grade www.fredericksburgparent.NET 15

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