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Teanagers Guide To U n d erstan dm g P arents Today there are quite a num- ber of books, and guides, pamph- lets and experts, that ape inces- aantly supplying the parents of today with causes and cures for adolescent problems. Actually teenagers need guides BY VIVIAN STAIR dow the road, you drag the fam- ily car, if not your own. Ad while you are still bumping and bruising yourself your folks con- tinue to warn you to be careful, be safe. They do this because they care about you and love you; a wee bit envious. Forgive them, they are human too. Parents butt in because they love you. However, love is trans- itional, with stage9 of growth. Dad likes to buttered up. He likes to&apos;be noticed. He enjoys, the prerogative of being boss. He l,aps up comsliments as eagerly as his son, des. He like= to be liked. And the definftlen of love fits all par- ents as ,ell as children and teen- agers. The younger you are, the more you want to be loved. Some to help them understand their parent. Of course there are roason, s for parental behavior. If Dad is under pressure at work he lacy blow up at you because he Can't talk back to his boss with-. out losing his job. The family may be living beyond its income, caus- ing finan, cial worries for both l)arents. The whe,n you ask for Oney or sometimes help with Omethlng they explode Instead of trying to explain. you should be glad that they do!! parent have nver growm be-- Sometimes your parents areyond! that kind, of love. what you might call "nosey". Theyl Your father, for instance, may are because they are genuinely in--I ......... I ...... I use the argument- ' Aiter all terestea I you as an or sprang, Idi. f o "in " w n's mi00h:00 oh,, off the t o or u-,, m00an g ne to be paid back, to have hon)r orc] ,mocK.' in ether worcts, you I respect bestowed UlOn him by his are an extension, so to speak, ell offspring" He is probably till in their hopes, desires, ad plans, the "I want to be loved" stage. They are interested in everything You should ,be able to recognize you do whther they question you this lack of maturity, His love is about your days trials or not. You the accepting variety and you will need not be afraid to sit down and do well to show him that you love talk with them. Indeed  you will Witha little effort you may un'- find them hungry to know about and appreciate him. _, COver many reasons why your what you have accomplished. However mature parents are, own parents act as they do. It's I Parents can be a wee bit Jeal- although they are sill loved love not easy, of course, to package [ous too. Let's face it, they are hu- you for your own sake. An example barents in one parcel aml say [man beings with human frailties, is the father of a boy who was they are all like this, but they do land not the big monster you might cornered by the police. The father have some common traits just think they are. One thing they den.led that his sn could have I)ecause they're parents, fight in common is growing old. stolen. But when the boy' confess- Parents seem to interfere be,- Your parents are no exception, ed the crime, his dad said, "You Cause they are concered about They are quite aware of the are still my s)n. Whatever you You and your safety. For the firs,t crow's feet wrinkles and midriff have dore I still love you." few years of your life. keeping you bulges. It hurts to be called "the I When parents Iovo beyon,d the tfe was their main interest. Morn W6uld catch you in her arms when You fell or Dad would, rock you When you had a "tummy ache." The long hours of anxiety during bouts with colds, measles and lumps would warrant them a battle ribbon for each Now you are grown up to full tature But you are still sticking Your fingers on hot Irozts. socially SPeaking, You haven't yet out grown the "I want what I want When I want it" phase. So in- tead of collecting dolls you are COllecting movie star pictures an,d trying to catch you a beau or girl; instead of racing bicycles old man", or "the old lmiy." But kids do it, and, parents are remind- ed that they are getting older. Ye they inwardly feel as young as ever. That is why there is' bound to be a bit of jealous'. Sons athletic strength and endurance, daugh- ter's slim waist, youths odd Jobs, and freedom from family respon- sibility, vitality, alertness--all of these are desired. Parents probably would not ad-- mt that they are enviou of their offspring. But. alth<)ugh most par- ents are proud of you and eager to help you gain riches and fulfill your ideals and serwce, they are i ability to be hurt by their children that love is genuine love. And if your family helps you through the miedemeanor and mistakes you will make, if their love equals for- giveness, their you are the luckiest teenager in, the world. Naturally there are many other reasons why parents act as, they do. Discovering and accepting them takes teen practice and for- titude. However, trying to understand your parents actions can benefit you beyond the next few years. Someday you may be a parent. If you can understan,d y,our own par- ents, today, you'll he better able to understand yourself as a par- ROYAL CENTRE RECORD ent in the, years to come. l THURSDAY, .MARCH 4, 1965 ... i U, SAFSO Command ntission of BOYS IN iERYh.,= i affnlistertng specitl training and [ i Air Force military assistance Balboa Canal Zone Captain I programs to Latin American Ralph N. Prettyman, son of Merl I connt,ries A pilot at Howard Ah'B, Prettyman of Rt. 2, Star City, I C.Z., he will return there upon Ind., is completing the final graduation from the Albrok phase of training at the U.S. Air course. The captain, a graduate Forces SoutHern Command ([SA- of Pulaski (Ind.) 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