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Page 4 - Wednesday, January 9, 1980 American Legion Auxiliary By DENA GAMBETTA William Russell Ledford Unit 293, American Legion Auxiliary is hoping that all of you out there had a blessed and happy holiday. We hope the New Year holds nothing but' good things for all in Cloverdale. The next meeting of the Post and Auxiliary will be held on January 9th, at which time we will have a guest speaker from Out Reach North group, who will tell us of all the things available, through their group. Many peoIfle are not aware of the many services this group has to offer, right here in our own Community. Remember the lime is 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building. with refreshments. So please start out the new year right by being present. In the American Legion Auxiliary we have many programs, and one of our unusual and public relations programs is known as the Foreign Relations program. This program is an on-going program where the auxiliary chooses some foreign country, to help and study through CARE. In this way we can better appreciate and relate to other countries, their culture and ways. In fact each year a special award is offered in both the Senior and Junior group, .who writes a mithical trip to the study country. This requires a bit of research on the en- trees part which makes them better aware what that country is like. Last year the study country was Bolivia, and through the auxiliary and CARE a water system was put in for fresh water. This year the study country chosen is the Dominican Republic. The special project is for School Kitchen- Warehouses. A nutri:ious hot lunch is something all parents would wish for their children. For most uth Services Responsibility: Bringing about changes By BARBARA CLARY There is no escape from the fact that a child learns what he lives. If he lives with criticism, be does not learn responsibility. He learns to condemn himself and to find fault with others. He learns to doubt his own judgment, to disparage his own ability. and to distrust the intentions of others." Parents and children often exist in a state of war. Battles over chores. clean rooms, school work, ad so rage daily. And, "Children have more time and energy to resist us than we have to coerce them Even if we win a battle and succeed in en- forcing our will, they may retaliate by becoming spiritless and neurotic, or rebellious and delinquent." But, take heart, changes carl be made. You and I can win the war by winning the children. It would be easy if we were not emotionally envolved with the enemy, but being as this cannot be done, here are some ways to initiate favorable changes in your family. 1. Sensitive listening: This refers to the previous articles on tuning into your children's feelings. It also means to simply listen with interest to what your children have to say. Frustration and resentment develop when the child feels his parents are not interested in his thoughts. Listening with interest to our children builds their concept of self-worth. 2. Preventive con- versation: It is important to start now eliminating words and comments that create hate and resentment. These include insults, name calling, prophesying ("You will end up in prison at the rate you are going." or "Keep that up and you'll end up just like- your rotten father."), lhreates, accusations, and bossing. This is very hard and requires some tongue bitting at times. We get emotionally out of whack and throw out statements like, "You idiot!", "You are always starting trouble with y(mr little sister.", "You just shut up. Who do you think you are anyway'?." Resent- ment and Hate! 3. State Feelings: It is OK for you as a parent to state your own feelings and thoughts without attacking. Obviously we get angry at times with the actions of our children (at least I know I dol. Tell them! Say, "When you do that it makes me very angry. I get all upset and w/mr to scream at you, or strike out at you." The idea is to express your feelings without attacking the child's character, personality, or dignity. "When parents listen with sensitivity, suspend cutting comments, and state their feelings and requirements without insult, a process of change is initiated in the child" and in the whole family. Adopting these at- titudes and practicing these techniques will help educate children for responsibility. Remember the other major factor is parental example which sets the climate for learning. If you are interested in learning more in this area I recommend Haim G. Ginott's book, Between Parent and Child. I have used it as a source for these articles, and there are many more poin- ters in the book. Ginott has also authored Between Parent and Teenager, designed to offer advise to parents of older kids. youngsters in the Dominican Republic, the situation is radically different. A recent survey of rural children showed 75 percent suffer from some degree of malnutrition. Through CARE, the auxiliary is helping to provide the school warehouses and kitchens to store and prepare the food children need to grow up strong and alert. For years to come, this project will nourish Dominican children as they learn about the world around them and the possibilities within  them. The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two- thirds of the island of Hispaniola, the site of Columbus's landing in 1492. Bordered by Haiti, the AIlantic and the Caribbea n, the country is about 600 miles southeast of Miami and roughly half the size of In- diana. In the agriculturally rich north, central lowlands, cattle are raised and rice, plantains, tobacco and other crops are grown. Coffee is the principal product of the higher elevations."-The flat plains and rolling hills of the country's eastern section produce sugar cane of prime importance to the Dominican economy. The southwest is arid, mosquito-infested and sparsely populated. The majority of the country's five million people live at or below the poverty level. In rural areas, annual per capita income averages less than a dollar a day. Generations of poverty, poor health and limited educational opportunities ..have created a self- perpetuating cycle of need. The Kitchen-warehouses being built for children at- tending school in the rural areas is our project, and the American Legion Auxiliary's contribution to the project will provide cement, wooden beams and doors for the warehouses, re-inforcement rods, paint, windows and water tanks, plus the help of CARE, we are hoping to help these children for better nutritous foods etc. The local auxiliary has already sent $10 to CARE for this project, with many larger units sending more funds we are hoping to help the children of. Dominican Republic. In our future articles we will keep you informed on the progress of this program. If you would like to make a personal donation to this project just contact any auxiliary member. We will also print some interesting Dominican Recipes. The auxiliary is already planning for their refresh- ment stand, and some of the ladies gathered at the home of Ruby Vadom to look over equipment, and to add to their sale, such as hot dogs, perhaps apple juice with no sugar for those who are staying away from sugar. We will keep you informed on our up-grading our Refreshment Stand at the park. If you need help out there, contact us, and perhaps we can help in some small way, as the auxiliary is a Service organization ready to serve their Community, State and Nation! Notice ,i i, Chamber Chatter will not Healdsburg General be printed this week as undergoing tests. 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