To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
fyi GENTLE GUIDANCE
Q: As a former nutritionist, I’ve always made health and
fitness part of my life. The problem is that my 12-year-old
stepdaughter is the complete opposite. I’ve noticed she’s
heavier than the other girls her age and I think it’s starting to
affect her self-esteem. I know other parents are judging me,
especially because of my background, but since I just entered
this family after a rocky divorce, I don’t want to overstep
my boundaries. Can you offer any advice on how I can
guide my stepdaughter toward a healthier lifestyle without
embarrassing her or stepping on any toes in the family?
A: Diamond Makeover
The uplifting results experienced from the latest cosmetic
procedure du jour can also help transform your diamonds! From
Mar. 9-27, local private jeweler, Diamonds On The Key, is hosting
a “Diamond Makeover Event.” Does the setting of your diamond
ring look worn, dull or dated? Is your diamond set in yellow gold
and you prefer white? Do you long for a diamond with a different
shape? Or wish to upgrade to a larger size? Diamonds On The Key
will “rejuvenate” and “refresh” your diamond ring by selecting a
matched pair of side diamonds to design a new custom setting just
for you. Or select a brand-new diamond ring from an incredible
array of cuts and carat weights. Owner Christina Termine can
also turn your original diamond into a new everyday pendant.
She can even match it to create stunning earrings! Prices begin
at just $500 for a new classic ring setting. This makeover isn’t
reserved just for diamond rings. Your diamond-stud earrings
get revamped, too, by adding a diamond “halo” border or a new
“martini” setting. Diamonds On The Key offers exceptional
savings on GIA certified loose diamonds and takes pride in
offering the finest quality diamonds at the very best price, to
fit every budget. Don’t miss this event! To schedule a private
appointment, call 305.851.1460 or visit DiamondsOnTheKey.com.
The role of a stepparent can often be challenging,
especially when your stepdaughter is an adolescent trying
to juggle adapting to hormonal changes, peer pressure,
excelling in school…plus in her situation, the separation of
parents. I always recommend that when the children are
experiencing life changes including changes of their body,
they will grow taller, be more conscious of themselves by
observing others and eventually get it. As an experienced
nutritionist, be ready to be that role model that she may
need. I highly recommend she join a sports team. Encourage
her so that the habit will stay with her forever. Also, it’s
wise to take her routinely to her pediatrician so he can be
the one to make recommendations to her. As far as other
parents being judgmental, don’t worry about that. Focus on
you and the family. In my practice I’ve spoken to many
blended families and often find stepmoms are distant and
afraid to say anything. I encourage them otherwise. Talk
with your spouse about how both of you can continue
raising a confident child. I’m sure he can use your help.
› Lisette Beraja of Beraja Counseling
Center is a Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist with more than 10
years of experience working with
children, adults, couples and families.
If you have a question you’d like
answered in a future edition, email it
to Editor@KeyBiscayneMag.com or Lisette@Beraja.com. Due to
high volume, we will not be able to respond to all submissions.
All names will be withheld to ensure the privacy of our readers.
“Diamonds never leave you…
— Shirley Bassey
22 key biscayne magazine
The total number of people
worldwide who have access to
appropriate healthcare thanks
to revenue from diamonds.
The charity Jewelers for Children funds
a community-based care program for
orphaned children in South Africa. So
far, they’ve donated $23 million.
Any jewelry aficionado will tell you
that diamonds given as presents
are among the most treasured gifts
in a woman’s lifetime.