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tober 31,1J you Lhe last in a series of 4 devoted to "October- Sexuality Education as it relates to teenage can be boring, but the on teen-aged pregnancy 44% of girls under will become or have been Almost one-eighth of all are to teen-aged girls. of teen-agers having only a national, but a are more likely to give birth to premature, low birth-weight babies. These babies, weighing less than 5 1/2 pounds, have a much hi her risk of dying in early mlancy. They also have immature not always offer a solution to the many problems faced by teen parents. Teens who do marry because of pregnancy are three times more likely to divorce than women who have their first child organ systems: brain, lungs and in their 2ffs. Parenting a child is a heart. They cannot control their 24 hour job and the novelty of a own body temperature or blood newborn baby quickly wears off. sugars. Premature babies require Teen parents must now plan ahead special care, breathing machines, for the care of their baby and can incubators, oxygen, special feeding no longer do things with their tubes and can have bleeding into friends on the spur of the moment their brains which can lead to Babies born to teen-agers often mental retardation, receive less stimulation and are at a and social problem that These are many long term greater risk for child neglect and/or our attention. In consequences for the teen-age abuse. Teen-age parents can County, an average of mother and her child. Two out of 3 greatly benefit from Early pregnant teen-age mothers drop out of school. With her education shortened, the teen-age mother may lack job skills. Her income is half that of a mother who gives birth after age 20, so consequently, many teen-age mothers become dependent on family or on welfare (AFDC) to support them. 71% of AFDC recipients under age 30 had their first child in their teens. or 1 in 13 of all babies are born to teen year. girls face many risks than a woman pregnant after age LS an increased chance of blood pressure in anemia (low iron in JoOcl) and early or longer ! for teen girls. Almost 50% [ Pregnant teen-agers do not )laze u~P~natal care during the fu'st dmOnths of their pregnancy ,;v';;~, t teens are 3 times more Y P thin older women to get late 12 prenatal care. Poor eating Pregnant teens marry only about 10% of the time, but marnage does smoking, alcohol and drug ~mbined with later prenatal : Increases the risks of having a ~with health problems. bthers under 18 years of age Childhood and Family Education Classes as well as parenting instruction during theirbaby's first years of life. The problems to overcome are many, but if you are pregnant now, you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by getting early and regular prenatal care from your doctor. Eat properly, stop smoking and stop drinking alcohol, and don't take any drugs unless prescribed by your doctor. - studying? This article is presented by your local psychologist, Amy Wright. The school psychologist is part of ROOK LAUNDROMAT uar; Daily Pick.up an important team which provides services to meet the needs of students. School psychologists help to see that academic programs are designed to build on students' strengths and overcome weaknesses. They provide assessment of the special needs of students so that those needs can be met through special programming. Sometimes school psychologists provide counseling stuoents to resolve family or personal problems that are interfering with their development. If you would like to learn more about the services which are provided by our local school psychologist, or if you have any comments or questions, please contact your school district. "I don't understand why Jodi isn't doing better in school. I thought the homework was getting done in school". With school conferences coming up, it's a good time to think about what we can do to help our children succeed in school. I frequently hear that students don't bring home any homework. Many students have a misunderstanding about homework and study. They tend to lump the two together: when homework is done, so is studying. II One thing that we can do to help our children is to teach them that homework means doing their math problems or reading the assigned chapter for Social Studies. Studying goes much beyond this to include the "three re's: rewrite, review and rethink. With the school and parents working together, we need to stress to our young people that study, in contrast to specific homework, includes but is not limited to: I. Rewriting classroom lecture notes or lab reports. 2. Checking classroom notes while they are still fresh in the student's mind. In terms of understanding material, one hour spent as soon after a lecture as possible is worth several hours a few days later. "Cramming" before tests is NOT the best way to remember what has been presented in class. 3. Outlining an English or science chapter to use to review for a quiz or chapter test. 4. Rethinking. Putting material into a context that is meaningful to the child. For instance, a child who has an interest in football could easily be shown the value of learning to count by sevens. 5. Reviewing problems that have been discussed in class so that the formula for solving them can be used to solve problems which might appear on a test. 6. Getting a good night's sleep before a test - no "cramming"! Research indicates that sleep aids in "sealing-in" information. 7. If there isn't any studying tO do - READ!! Eight directors elected at SMAHC Annual Meeting The Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC) elected eight members to its Board of Directors at its 16th Annual Meeting in Montevideo, MN, on October 12, 1990. Among those elected was Tina Richards, of rural Walnut Grove. Tins holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Southwest State University in Marshall, and has had numerous art exhibits and commissioned works. In addition, she has taught classes and residencies in the visual arts ranging from drawing to print making to tapestry weaving. Richards is a member of the Southwest Minnesota Weavers Guild and the Prairie Basket Weavers, and she had also served on the SMAHC Grants Review Panel. Richard is the present SMAHC Board Representative fro b ,prray County, serving a partial term to fill a vacancy. Katherine Hepburn has been nomi- nated for 11 Academy Awards, more than any other actor. SENTINEL & TRIBUNE PAGE 15 Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, October 31, 1990 I These are general answers to questions which are frequently received by the Office of Secretary of State Joan Growe. For answers in specific situations you should consult with local election officials. Q. What will be on my ballot on November 6th? A. *U.S. Senator *U.S. Representative *State Senator *State Representative *Ass~iate Justices of .he Minnesota Supreme Court *Judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals * District Court Judges *Various county and local non-partisan offices *One Constitutional Amendment Q. How do candidates get on the ballot? A. *Major party candidates for partisan offices file affidavits of candidacy and must win their party primary in order to be placed on the general election ballot. *Minor party candidates for partisan offices file affidavits of candidacy plus nominating petitions signed by eligible voters and they go directly on to the generalelection ballot with no primary. *Candidates for non- partisan offices file affidavits of candidacy and generally they would go directly on to the general election ballot unless a primary is necessary to narrow the field of candidates to no more than twice the number to be elected. Q. How is the order of candidates on the ballot decided? A. *The major political party whose statewidc candidates received the ~ votes at the last general election is first on the ballot and the major party receiving the most votes is .second with minor party candidates following in the order which their petitions were filed. *On the 1990 general election ballot the Democratic- Farmer-Labor Party will be first and the Independent-Republican candidates will be second. The names of non-partisan candidates are rotated. Q. Can I write in names if I don't like any of the candidates? A. 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