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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGI HERALD Wednesday, Hard for parent find child: December 8, 1971 Puberty more than sexual change .MAHtKKN JAM1ESON Staff Writer reflect the permissive adult so- ciety in which he is growing up. Youth are Iwund together by a lo Doug McPherson, as were all teenagers at one time or another." Dr. McPherson. a leading Lcthbridge pediatrician, was discussing changes in adoles- cence for the Lelhbridge Fam- ily Service on child vdunmeni. Kcfen-ini; in llr.- works of Anna Freud, he said it is nor- mal for adolescents lo behave an inconsistent and unpre- dictable manner, and that Hie adolescent "should be given lime and scope to work out his own solution.'1 We all have personal knowl-1 commOn frame of mind, and edge of adolescence, according confcrm rigidly to their peers on such things as dress. The adolescent who dresses differ- ently feels apart from his peer group. Two kinds "There are two kinds of adol- Dr. McPhcrson ex- plained. One group "after going through the trying, forming years, pretty well conforms." The other is the "group who re- jects established culture to form sub cultures like hippies, who have rejected the orthodox method of existence." female, who usually docs nol icach her sexual peak until "the third decade." The adolescent, said Dr. Mc- Phcrson, "hopefully develops Dr. McPherson suggested that! However, "no matter what IIP maybe parents nerd guidance to help them through their chil- dren's adolescence. Chunk's occur During the period of adoles- cence, anatomical, physiologi- cal and mental changes occur. These come about because of a marked increase in hormone levels. thinks, he can't escape the ef- fects society imposes on him." said Dr. McPlierson. There are impacts and pres- sure on the adolescent in two areas; sexual morality and edu- cation, he added. Sexuality "What does the word lover really mean to the adolescent." According to Dr. McPherson. j lie asked. Sexuality has been '-re Ls 20 times more estro- distorted by pornography, "yet gen in a 12-vear-old girl than if you rake your voice against in a 10-vear-bld There is also the multitude will point the th a dramatic increase in I finger _and say 'censorship.' moncs in bovs, about two years is an abrogation of re- later he said 1 sponsibihty. What a shame we "Often in our minds, puberty is linked with sexual develop- ment, he said; adding that phy- sical. are letting them he said, referring to the youth. During adolescence, the mental and emotional male's sexual drive and urge 'growth should also he taken into are at their maximum, as great consideration. w'" bc. salti Society doesn t provide any Cullurt Help needed for gifts for mentally ill Christmas gifts for forgotten people is a seasonal project cf the Canadian Mental Health As- sociation, who malic sure that people confined in mental hospi- tals are remembered with at least one gift. The association is the o n 1 y organization distributing gifts to the mentally ill. It has been un- able to obtain funds from the city of Lcthbridge or the pro- vincial government, and is de- pendent on the generosity cf in- dividual people or clubs a n d church groups to help with dri- nations of either new gifts or money. Gifts or donations of money may be mailed to Box 33. Lelh- bridge, or gifts may be left at the front entrance of the nurses' residence at the Lcthbridge Mu- nicipal Hospital. Sister M. Clarissa, president of the association's southern re- gion, has requested that wrapped gifts be identified as to contents and size, so it will not be necessary to unwrap them. mature sexuality as he gets lo be an adult." Education "It has been said thr.t edu- I cation is designed to leach adol- I esccnts to remain i Dr. .McPherson said. Modern concepts tend to tuni a child from a useful practi- cal education and impress on him the importance of matricu- lalion and university, he said, "Parents off en enforce this type of program by suitable rewards in a material adding that unfortunately, many edu- cators go along with this idea. "Differing abilities and tal- ents, even among siblings, should be Dr. Me- Pherson emphasized, because somewhere, usually in later ad- olescence, there will be rebel- lion. Tliis is seen as the ex- pression of "a child forced into a pattern and finally tossing in the sponge." acceptable outlet between the onset of puberty and mar- i riage." j Masturb a t i o n relieves the problem and is part of develop- ing sexuality, and a boy should not be made to feel guilty as this is but a pre entry to true heterosexual relationship, he said. Masturbation is not prac- tised to the same extent by the Family Living 11 TTH IP centre. Cultural influences which af- fect the adolescent cover par- ents and peers. Parents find it difficult to relate their own feel- ings to youngsters, although the adolescent's sexual mores W i DOUBT ?8 GIVE I? GENUINE jjft I SEALSKIN 1 Time for capable women to be elected to office OTTAWA (CP) The Con- servative party wants the full support cf the women in its ranks. Conservative Leader I Robert Stanfield told members j of the Progressive Conservative Women's Association Saturday. BOOTS SEE OUR WINDOWS BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. j Mr. Stanfield spoke briefly at a luncheon during the associa- tion's annual meeting, inviting more active participation of wro- men in the I life. eminent and speaker at the lun- cheon, told the gathering that women should begin to assume naturally that capable women will be elected to office. "We must get away from cur own complex that we are the hewers of and drawers of she said. Miss Hunley. 51, said she has no problem having her opinions party and public j considered by her colleagues. j She also said she is not a firm Si? Liam O'Brian. the Conserva- tive party's national director, j said Conservatives can look for- j ward to the next federal general believer in separate political or- ganizations for men and women. Miss Hunley evidently re- i fleeted a general feeling of Al- election with optimism but not hcrta women Conservatives as smugness cr complacency. i expressed by Lillian K n u p p "We know we can count on he told the more than 90 delegates from across Canada who attended the meeting along with observers and several wives of Conservative members of Parliament. These included Mrs. Stanfield, who is honorary president of the women's association. Helen Hunley, minister with- out portfolio in the Alberta gov- BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY at P.M. Jackpot in 55 Numbers 12 Game in 7 Numbers 4th 8th Games Doubled in 7 Numbers 5 Cards 1 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE president of the provincial women's association. Mrs. Knupp, cf High River, said in a written report that de- spite recent growth of the pro- vincial paily, it is increasingly clear that women do not wish to join separate women's organiza- tions, hut prefer to be part of the political mainstream. "Important as the role of the women's association has been in the past, women workers now have quietly phased it almost completely out of existence in she said. "We enjoy political equality." LoKAY'S Choose a fur-trim or un- trimmed coat from our large selection of the latest stylos. SALE PRICED AS LOW AS S 50 LaKAY'S LADIES' WEAR LTD. 2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU 13lh St. N. Open Thursday 712 4th Ave. S. and Friday til 9 p.m. MOTHER OF MANY STEVEXSVILLE. Ont. (CP) Fostering children has played an important part in the life of Mrs. William Ott. Since 19W, when Mrs. Ott first applied to the Children's Aid Society, she has cared for more than 100 children in her home. Some of them have been cared for while their mothers worked and some were with Mr. and Mrs. Ott for up to eight years at one time. 73... f o 12 J .j-o-O boosting his ego ficrindically. It endi Ms In tlie early stages of adol- escence, the child is restless, ar- gumentative, and disassociated from parents. The ending of the adolescent period is marked by more ab- stract thinking, more social awareness, better orientation to society, renewed acceptance of parents and also the awareness of the eventual need for a voca- tion. MUSICAL PLAYTIME These tiny lots are enjoying their creative dancing class, sponsored by the YWCA for children three lo five years old. The classes, held at the Civic Centre, are aimed at teaching co-ordination and in- troducing Ihe children to rhythmics, all in a play-like at- mosphere. Teacher is Mrs. Carol Gemsr. SIMPSONS i vz5? I LMMN A. Chanel No. 5 Cologne. Spray and Dust powder. Arncgc Milk Bnlh Arpege Spray Mi 5- F, Cciron Sot. Perfume, Cologne Spray Mist. f, G. Shalimar Perfume and Cologne Set. STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone ;