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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 15, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaTuesday december 15, 1970 Omen s pages 15-26 How g person stand opens skating season remember what it s like to be three years old and learning How to skate for Peter Lorenz of Salter Street it s easy to remember. He is 3. Peter tried out the skating rink at Kildonan Park soon after it opened this season. Shelters and washrooms at Kildonan Assiniboine and St. Vital Parks Are available during the hours their rinks Are open 10a.m. P.m., monday to thursday and 10 . To 10 . Friday to saturday. There is food and beverage service on weekends. Mode paternity leaves suggested to help children by Mara Macpherson Washington special the Day May cow when a Burly Longshoreman Wil brag about his gentle creative sensitive and compassionate child. His male child that is. The Day May come when a father can spend More time with hit children because a benevolent corporate state win give paternity and childbearing leaves. The Day May come when a neighbor will be paid by the government to act As a second family to children who can t always turn to their own parents for help. The Day May come if Dele Gates dealing with the area of parents and families at this week s White House conference on children have their Way. The conference is being attended by educators lawyers Juve Nile court judges psychologists social workers and parents. The theme of the conference is that America As a nation is neglecting its children. This neglect manifests itself in Concrete ways such As inadequate funds for medical care and education of children. But even More devastating say those probing the parents and family theme Are stifling attitudes of a society that Wor ships affluence and technology the getting ahead at All costs syndrome. Wiir corporate Way of life threatens the future of Ameri Ca some delegates say. One report flatly states that in America children and families come last we Are experiencing a breakdown i the process of making human beings the reports say that fact of a materialistic technological society on the child is a devastating impoverishment of soul a loss of self. In this Anonymous do not fold spindle or mutilate world a child faces what social workers Call an identity crisis. Words like generation cop out and drug culture Are part of our Guage. Such reports present much the same image of corporate guilt and responsibility Asad Vance in Charles a. Reich s Best Selling Book the greening of America. More than any other ins Titu Ion in our society. American Industry and business has the Opportunity of determining the ate of the american family and the american one report tates. It recommends that Industry change its priorities to let Fame is spend More time together. Says corporations should offer child rearing leaves and flexible work schedules Anc should minimize out of town weekend and evening obligations. These and other recommendations May sound utopian unrealistic unfeasible and loft to the septic but Delegate Uri Bronfenbrener professor psychology and human develop ment and family studies at Cor Nell University counters with is it asking too much to save our he said that when the on Industry were written they stressed that child care leaves apply to he said we Felt if we specified that we wanted men to have these things As Wen As women in d u s t r y would simply think As a matter of fact that was exactly the reaction of some of the 100 business representatives fun were shown the report. The president of one top company said this is a pre pm serous report. Business is mis iness. Let parents take care of children and business take care of Bronfenbrenn Ner reported. However other companies were sympathetic to Hutn Aniz no the working world to in link time for children and to them to the extent of etting them drop by offices and plants to see How and where heir parents work. One Delegate said the Detroit free press a newspaper let children visit for a week As an Experiment with no apparent ill effects or loss of worker efficiency. Parents have Long been the scapegoats when it came to fault finding in rearing children. But Bronfenbrener defends them the frustrations placed upon women in society today Are such that even a woman can t take he says studies show the part time working Mother is the happiest and Best for her Chil Dren. Fathers face the trauma of becoming the vanishing figure in family life today. He s affluent he s on out of town or weekend trips or sloshing his last one in the bar of the com Muter train. If he s poor he s hustling two jobs to make ends meet Bronfenbrener says today s Are essentially Good kit misled i met a Man driving taxi part time so be could make some extra Money for Christ Mas presents. But that meant k would be too Busy to see his children for two weeks before Christmas. He s buying a tape recorder for his kid. He s misled into thinking that a tape recorder is be More important much of what is being said at this conference is a rehash that sounds familiar. But what is new is that these delegates members of the establishment re sounding with brigade As like they the Mph site a reordering of National priorities and values to change things around. They say the devastating effect of a materialistic technological society is an Impover-1 ashment of soul a loss of self. One report states beginning with if not before an individual is systematically stripped of his image Inion creativity dreams and personal uniqueness in order to fit him to be a productive unit in a mass technological society. As the individual is drawn into the meritocracy his work ing lift is split from his Home life and both suffer from a Lack of wholeness. In the end people virtually become their occupations and Are strangers to instead of allowing room for True individuality our society has created stereotype images the All american aggressive dominating conquering successful male. Women who care about nothing but homemaking and adults All of whom possess the urge to be parents. The rigid masculine female role playing a child learns from parents society and television causes Only confusion to a boy who feels like crying Over a stunned knee or to a girl who does t want to grow up drool ing Over the latest detergent but to become a lawyer like daddy. One report states that in our society today. Many children develop both unfavourable and unrealistic identities Many Lack virtually any Many delegates feel this con Ference on children up to age 14 older adolescents will be handled in a separate youth Confer ence this Spring is pointing to a future that would make room for a number of changing lifestyles. This future society May include everything from the traditional family unit to some innovative recommendations discussed this week to bring a closer understanding Between the child family am Community include sesame Street Type of television show to Aid parents handling of children. Because children have lit tie say in structuring their environment a child oriented environmental commission should be established to ensure that children s needs Are not neglected by City planners architects and others who influence How Homes and neighbourhoods Are constructed. Shopping centres could feature Low level displays which Are either or May be touched by a child without being damaged. Establish a child advocacy system with lawyers fighting for the Best interests of Chil Dren. Also a children s lobby to help effect legislation beneficial to children. Establish a cultural voucher system. Vouchers would be distributed to every child bet Ween the Ages of 3 and 16 and would be funded directly by in come tax revenues. A cultural broker would direct children to neighbourhood and regional Cul Tural resources. This Means culture in its broadest sense from museums to courses on bread making or Kite flying ses Sions. Establish to channels specifically for children with educational programs for various Ages. Establish government fund truly adequate Day care centres and Grants and scholarships to encourage males to enter elementary and Nursery school teaching. Give recognition and Finan Cial support to a Gate keeper or second family in the neigh boyhood to whom children would turn for help in problem solving when the Parent is inappropriate or unavailable. This family would be govern ment funded so that the male could take a part time Job and therefore be Home much of the time. A National dedication to continually evaluate our value orientation in other words to practise what we the continuing crises in american life Are precipitated largely by the existing Contra diction Between espoused values and those that truly one report reads. As one Delegate said even a seven year old can watch the news shows about my Lai or poverty or racism and wonder about Liberty and Justice for All and whether we love our fellow Bronfenbrener says what we Are proposing costs not so much Money As time commit ment and understanding. This Coupon is Worth 30c off on a of. Bottle off Bright Side shampoo. 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