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Youth Receive Rewarding Experience Setting a Good Example Helps Build Respect 2 in 5th Annual Football Tournament Submitted by Dawn Boley, Domestic Violence Advocate If you feed it, you’ll breed it! We all need models. It teaches them that they can make By JJ Shortman, Educational Assistant to take a good look at ourselves, are we a difference by helping other people, and it feeding good behavior, or bad? builds self-confdence. It wasn’t the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field Visa cards. In a surprising turn of events the Youth learn by watching others, especially Get involved with your child’s school. or the crowd laden noise fest of Qwest Field, youngest team, Little Gary’s took second parents. Be the kind of person you want your This will show your child that education is but all in all this years fag football turned in a close championship game, receiving teen to be. Talk to your teenager about your important. Talk to them early on about going out to be a great event. Five teams of seven hooded sweatshirts. Third place went to beliefs. Talk about what you expect of them. to college and about careers that might participated in a very competitive round Miller’s team after a competitive bout with Most importantly set a good example. interest them. Take the time to go to their robin tournament. the Team Newtons. Frank Boyd’s team got Children learn social skills, manners, schools, attend their events and encourage This event showed a swing of ffth. Everybody who participated in this respect and confdence just by watching them with your presence. competition to a younger crowd. The TELO year’s fag football tournament received their parents. They watch what you do Share your cultural identity and history team took frst place and received $100.00 T-shirts. and how you do it – whether it’s eating, with your teens. Talk to your child about exercising, drinking, taking drugs, driving, their country’s history – the good and bad. smoking, or wearing a seat belt. They also Compare your culture to others. Talking watch how you deal with anger (and other about cultural differences will help your teen emotions) and how you treat other people. understand and respect others. What they see will affect how they behave. Be caring, fair, truthful, and responsible. Manage anger and avoid violence. Talk Keep your promises to your kids, if you about your problems with the person you want them to keep their promises to you. are angry with by keeping your cool instead This will set an example they will follow. of getting really mad and possibly violent. Tell the truth, if you want them to tell the You can set an example of patience and truth. tolerance. This doesn’t mean you have to Remember, your teen is always watching agree or not get angry, but talking about and learning from you. Show your teen that feelings (anger, for example) is a more you are responsible for your actions and they effective solution than violence. will learn to be responsible for their actions, Do community service with your youth. This teaches job skills and responsibility. too. Feed them the behavior you expect from It also puts kids in touch with good role them and breed success! News from the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center Gary Ortivez III flag football team was the youngest team in this annual football tournament. They demonstrated their competitive spirit in the  Program offers Support for caring for their families chapionship match. Pictured (L-R) are Marcus Youckton, Geo Jack, Gary Ortivez III, Heather Daniels, Marcus Rivera, Jordan Bird. By Christina Hicks, Community Health Representative to assist the unpaid, informal caregiver Program Sponsors Activity for November 2010 marks the 10th Anniversary in caring for grandparents, parents, of the Native American Caregiver Support spouses, and children who cannot care for Program (NACSP). In Tribal communities, caregiving of elders and grandchildren themselves. If you would like to know about Youth to Dance the Night Away has always been part of the culture. For this program please contact Christina Hicks, at 360-273-5504 ext. 1741. ten years, the Native American Caregiver Support Program has provided services By Tracy Bray, Family Services  The Healthier Choice Between BreastmilK and Formula The Casino offered a Halloween lunch in the dance foor. Gathering Room to all who stopped by and Many volunteers and other programs staff How does formula compare to  Diabetes that evening the Teens had a blast at their provided proper supervision as chaperones. breeastmilk?  Asthma and allergies very own Halloween Dance sponsored by Thank you for providing a safe environment Compared to mother’s breast  Cancer Family Services. for the youth to enjoy themselves. We would milk, formula is missing many During the dance, contests were held to also like to thank the youth for helping to things babies need to be strong, What is the cost of formula encourage the teens to get out on the dance clean up and providing ideas to add to the healthy and smart. Did you know feeding? foor. Glo-Stick jump rope started off the next event. Formula feeding costs games. It was great fun until it was time The teens enjoyed the evening out Formula-fed babies have a money. The dollars add up to double dutch. That proved a little too without their parents….. and Family greater risk of: because you must buy extra diffcult. After the cupid shuffe and the Services are willing to host another event.  Ear infections formula as your baby grows, cha-cha slide the chaperones were a bit tired, So if you are a teen and you have ideas  Diarrhea/constipation since WIC does not give you but they hung in there and joined the teens on what you want us to do for you every  Pneumonia all the formula your baby again for the electric slide and the macarana. month give us a call or email. Contact Tracy  SIDS (Sudden Infant Death will need. But the real cost Not to be outdone by us “old” folks, the Bray at 360-709-1571 or email Tbray@ Syndrome of formula is the cost to your teens started a conga line during the song “ghostbusters” and went all around the Children who are formula-fed baby’s health and the time have a greater risk of: you spend away from work Checking Your Credit History Can  Obesity (Becoming or at the doctor when your overweight) baby is sick. Help Your Financial Future Youth were heard screaming as By Diana Pickernell, Loan Coordinator the the mummy To get a glimpse of your fnancial future, your written consent to do so. and other scary many businesses look at your fnancial beasts appeared past. This history is contained in your Beware of “Fast Fixes” For Accurate out of nowhere credit report. Your credit report determines Credit Problems at the Tribe’s everything from qualifying for a loan, the If you’ve had any late payments, Haunted House rate you’ll pay on that loan, getting a new foreclosures, or repossessions, this in the Community job, renting an apartment and obtaining car information stays in your credit report Center. After insurance. for up to seven years. If you’ve fled for getting over the bankruptcy, this information can stay in your initial shock they What Is a Credit History? report for up to 10 years. finished the tour Your credit history is a fnancial profle. It Some companies claim they can “fx” thoroughly enjoying lets lenders, landlords and employers know such problems for a fee. However, it is what Cheryl and how you have managed money in the past legally impossible to alter an accurate credit her volunteers and helps them decide whether or not to do history. If you fnd yourself in fnancial provided. business with you. This history is contained trouble, contact a member agency of the Chehalis Business Committee in a credit report that is kept on fle by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling David Burnett, Chairman three independent credit bureaus listed (NFCC), the nation’s largest national Tribal Don Secena, Vice Chairman below. It may include such information as: nonproft credit counseling network, by Newsletter Stephanie Pickernell, Treasurer NEW  How promptly you have paid off credit calling 1-800-388-2227 or visiting www. Cheryle Starr, Secretary cards and loans Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member  How well you have handled paying other 420 Howanut Road bills, such as rent and utilities Credit Bureau Contact Information Oakville, WA 98568 Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff:  Your total outstanding debts Once a year, it’s a good idea to check (360) 709-1726 (offce) Fred Shortman, Communications  How much available credit you have on your credit report for accuracy, and you can (360) 273-5914 (fax) Coordinator. Go to this direct link credit cards and home equity loans do so for FREE through the three major for online newsletters copies: www. Who Can See Your Credit Report? credit bureaus. Get your reports at www. 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