Eastern Courier : July 27th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS WES/E WES/E WES/EC/146 C/146 C/1466 6 6 we we we e wet st st st s fi fi fi fiel el el e d d d.co.nz//pakuranga Terms and conditions apply. O er is only valid on Saturday 30 July from 9am -- 6pm or while stocks last. See Customer Service for more information. Name: Address Contact Number: WKids Membership Number: Can you help the Cat in the Hat finish his story? Use the words below to complete the rhyme, then bring your entry to Customer Service on the day and you'll go in the draw to win a $50 Westfield gift voucher. The first 150 WKids Club members will also get a free book. You can join on the day if you're not already a member. All we could do wastositsitsit__ __ __ And we did not like it, not one little __ __ __ And then something went __ __ __ __ how that bump made us __ __ __ __ We looked then we saw him stepinonthe__ __ __ We looked and we saw him, thecatinthe__ __ __ BUMP JUMP HAT SIT BIT MAT M KICK BACK WITH THE CAT IN THE HAT Hey Kids, Monty and his feline friend will be at this month's WKids' Party. Bring the whole family for face painting and Fun! Fun! Fun!Fun! Saturday 30 July 10am-2pm Bucklands Beach Highland Park Howick Pakuranga Dannemora East Tamaki Flat Bush Botany Downs ON THE BEAT 6 2 01 2 2 1 Marc Van Krieken Howick Constable Youth Aid Phone 538-0300 7 What example do we set for our kids? Where are the role models these days? Many high profile so-called role models have appeared in the justice system. Are these the people who our children look up to these days? If they are, then our children accept criminality as part of their make up and will have less respect for authority. These celebrities have a responsibility to be the role models they aspired to be when they were younger. With fame comes great responsibility, and this is an aspect which our current society does not understand. Teenagers naturally look up to celebrities as they have everything they want, money, fame, looks, etc. To them celebrities have the perfect life to aspire to. I'm sure if you were to ask some of these celebrities about their life they would want something else. Having a perfect life is very subjective. Teenagers don't know what it takes to get their own perfect life. When a person idolises someone they defend or justify anything they do, like criminal activity. This can further result in an exaggerated lack of respect for authority. Some may be so infatuated with a celebrity that they try to justify something they have done wrong. This can manifest into our teenagers accepting what the celebrity has done and justifying that it is okay. We need to steer our teenagers into idolising positive celebrity figures, like Richie McCaw, Daniel Carter, Willie Apiata, Maria Tutaia, Tamati Coffey. I struggle to name any more because they just don't get the media spotlight, because they don't get into any trouble! Our teenagers need more of these role models, but these role models need more public attention. My recommendation would be that role models need to be tangible people, not people we hear about over the radio, newspapers, television. For a role model to be positive, teenagers need to be able to meet them, interact with them, talk to them, etc. If you are struggling with a teenager obsessed with celebrity idolisation, ask family members you believe would be good role models to spend some time with them and gain a positive relationship. Constable Marc Van Krieken Howick Youth Aid Visit the Neighbourhood Support website www.nsuport.co.nz Burglaries from July 19-25 Pakuranga: Chatsworth Cres, Pakuranga Rd (3), Ayr Rd, Mattson Rd. Bucklands Beach: Vivian Wilson Drive, Lynton Rd. Highland Park: 0. Howick: Moore St. Botany Downs: Bradbury Rd. Dannemora: Corrofin Drive (2). East Tamaki: Harris Rd, Beragh Place, Allens Rd, Penwood Close, Kerwyn Rd, Greenmount Drive, NeilPark Drive. Flat Bush: Michael Jones Drive (2). Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai: Wakelin Rd.
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