Jamie Lee Curtis is the definition of parenting goals. The Halloween actress is currently preparing to officiate her daughter, Ruby’s, wedding while dressed as none other than Jaina Proudmoore from the popular game World of Warcraft.
Jamie Lee Curtis Goes the Extra Mile
Just three years ago, Curtis officiated her other daughter, Anne’s, wedding in their home backyard. Unlike the typical intimate gathering she planned for Anne with her husband, Christopher Guest, this time, the actress is stepping up her game. She and Guest are planning a beautiful picnic setting for what will be a cosplay wedding for their daughter Ruby Mae and her partner Cynthia.
A cosplay wedding is essentially a wedding where guests are dressed up as characters from a certain book, movie, or in this case — a game. Curtis’s World of Warcraft outfit was picked for her by the soon-to-be-wed couple. Of course, Ruby and Cynthia chose an Admiral for this strong and powerful mom that can be an inspiration to all parents. The lengths to which Curtis would go to make her children happy on their special day are truly commendable.
A Curious New Role for Curtis
Jaina Proudmoore, the Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras, is a famous character in World of Warcraft, but it’s an entirely new role for an actress like Jamie Lee Curtis, who claims to not know the game or this particular character. If there’s one thing we know about Curtis, it’s her ability to nail any role, no matter how abstract or difficult it may be. Come the wedding day – this proud mom will officiate the ceremony with the full might of the most powerful human sorceress in all the land.
About a year ago, Curtis’ daughter Ruby Mae came out as transgender, and the experience has been a learning curve for the actress, who has truly embraced her daughter’s choice and identity. It’s only fitting that Curtis would go as far as to become a magical leader for this cosplay wedding. Despite this exciting part of playing Jaina Proudmoore, by far the most important role Jamie Lee Curtis has ever played is that of a cool and understanding mom.
The Best Way to Talk to Teens About Current News and Events
The last few years offered a reality of unprecedented times that led to a “new normal.” While we all want to put many of those events behind us, it seems like massive stories breaking on a daily basis has become a major part of our lives. All of that political and economic stress is likely to add some tension to your own home. This can make discussing current events with your teenage kids even more challenging. Saying the right thing about difficult topics comes with a certain amount of pressure for parents. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the process.
Be Open to Learn From Each Other
Parents and teens consume news differently and look for information from different channels and resources. As you are preparing to discuss a current event or recent news, you need to go into the conversation prepared to learn from each other and not just offer your side of the story. Letting your teen feel heard as they are articulating their opinions and thoughts is a key element in having an engaged conversation.
Discuss the Role of Social Media
Everyone trusts different platforms, media, and news channels. It’s important to remember that when you are starting a discussion about the latest events. Instead of labeling some platforms as untrustworthy and others as dependable, take the diplomatic approach. Create an open exchange of information with your teen — share the news sources you find trustworthy and ask them to introduce the ones they prefer. That will help you understand the type of content your kids are exposed to online and how you can discuss the role of social media in their lives.
Remember That Teens Consume Current News Differently
As a parent, you could be tempted to forbid your teen from using social media to protect them from the world. Viral footage is instantly shared, and anyone with a smartphone can consume that information. Since teens spend the largest amount of time on their phones, they’re constantly subjected to a flow of information, and that can easily overwhelm them. Be sure to check in with your teen and help them find balance by reminding them to take physical breaks from social media, their phones, and even current news.