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Published by justwrightcomms.ja, 2018-02-25 00:51:48

JR5Feb2018

JR5Feb2018

ISSN:
Issue5-Volume1
February2018

RIDE

pg6 PhotobyDionneWright pg17

Nature&You! pg12 BuildYourBrain!

History&Heritage

Issue5-February2018

Contents

3-PostcardTravel
4-JunctionTalent:ProudofmyProfession!
5-JunctionTalent:SchoolazSkillz
6-Nature&You!
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17-BuildYourBrain!
18-BetheArtist
19-Ads&Events

W ordtotheReader Co l o p h o n

Theprincipalroutefrom thecapitalofJamaica-Kingston JunctionRide
-whichbringsonetoimportantplacesofinterest/capitals
suchasPortAntonioandPortMaria,theJunction,St.Mary Community Magazine
haslotstooffer...
'JunctionRideCommunityMagazine"hopestoshareallthis ISSN:
Issue5,Volume1

February2018

andmorewithyou. DionneWright
Withinvaluablecontributionsfrom educationalandsocial
Allrightsreserved.

organisationsaswellasfrom communitymembersthemselves Noarticleorimagehereinmaybemodifiedor
usedinanyotherpublication,withouttheprior

theaim istomakethedifferencenotjustinyourday, writtenconsentofthepublisher.

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Publisher- CreativeDirector- Editor

PostcardTravelwith Issue5-February2018

Fisherman Availableat:
Frank
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DollyD DevonHouse
NormanManleyInternationalAirport
Multi-PurposeRasta’pus

DevonHouse

PhotobyDionneWright

TheJunctionrouteleadsoneomthebustlingparishesofKingstonandSt.AndrewtothemorelaidbackregionsofSt.MaryandPortland.
Ofcourse,forthosetravelingintothecapitalomtheNorth-East,theJunctionroutealsoleadstomanypeaceful,picturesqueplaces.

OnesuchisDevonHouse,situatedwithinwalkingdistanceofHalfWayTree.ANationalHeritageSite,ithostsmuchmorethanice-creamranked
amongstthebestintheworld.Abeautiful19thcenturymansion,DevonHousewasthehomeofJamaica’sfirstblackmillionaire,GeorgeStiebel.

3 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue5-February2018 JunctionTalent

ProudofmyProfession! Getfeatured
inJRtoday!
Contactinfo

PostalServiceWorkers atback.

CastletonPostOffice Communicationinvolvestheexchangeofinfor-
mationbetweenentitiesviaamedium,withthe
useofsymbols.Non-verbalcommunicationis
basedonbodylanguage;verbalcommunication
iseitherwrittenororal.
ThePostalServiceplaysanessentialroleinsociety’s
communication,allowingonetosendandreceive
messageswrittenonpaperovergreatdistances.

PostalServicewasstartedinJamaicaonOctober31,
1671,makingtheislandthefirstBritishcolonyto
haveanestablishedPostOffice.ThefirstPostOffice
wasbuiltinthethencapital,St.JagoDeLaVega,
now knownasSpanishTownandoperatedasasub
branchoftheBritishPostOffice.
In1776distinctiveJamaicanpostagestampswere
introducedforthefirsttime,replacingBritishstamps
whichwerethenincirculation.

http://jamaicapost.gov.jm/about-us/

Postalserviceworkerssellpostalproductsandcollect,sort,anddelivermail.
Clerkssellstamps,moneyorders,postalstationery,mailingenvelopes,andboxesinpostoffices
throughoutthecountry.Theseworkersregister,certify,andinsuremail,calculateandcollect
postageandanswerquestionsaboutotherpostalmatters.Theyalsomayhelpsortmail.
Mailcarriersdelivermailtohomesandbusinesses.
Postalservicemailsorters,processors,andprocessingmachineoperatorsprepareincomingand
outgoingmailfordistributionatpostofficesandmailprocessingcenters.

WorkinginthePostalServicerequiresnumerousqualities.Onehastohavegoodtime-keeping
skillsandtheabilitytokeeptoadeliveryschedule;reading,writingandmathsskills;theability
todealwithrepetitivetasksquicklyandefficiently;basicITskills;communicationandcustomer
serviceskills;theabilitytoworkaloneandaspartofateam.

AfterpassingStonyHill,thereareonlythreeJamaicaPostlocationstobefoundalongthe

Junctionroute:CastletonPostOffice,DevonPenPostalAgencyandBroadgatePostalAgency.

PostalAgenciesdonotofferthefulllineofservicesoropeninghoursthatPostOfficesdo.

PostalWorkersoftheJunctionroute,wethankyouforyourdedicatedyearsofservice,both

tocommunityandtocountry. 4 DW
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

JunctionTalent Issue5-February2018
SchoolazSkillz

Educationisthepassportforthefuture,fortomorrow
belongstothosewhoprepareforittoday.
MalcolmX

Raegan17mths

Nicole,8yrs

CastletonPrimaryandJuniorHighSchool
Grade4students-Resource&Technology

DW

CPJHS:GradeoneandtwostudentsArtwork

5 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue5-February2018 Nature&You!
Lookdeepintonature,andthenyouwillunderstandeverythingbetter.AlbertEinstein

W agW aterValley
Forsome,theDevonPenBridgeissimply
amarkerforwheretostopthebustoget
offforschool.Somesayitisalandmark
thatblendsintobeautifulscenery.
Foroldergroupsofpeoplefrom thearea,
thisbridgeisastarkreminderofthe1960’s
whentherewasabusaccidentinwhich
manyliveswerecarelesslylost.
Fortheadventurer,theDevonPenBridge
markstheintersectionoftheWagWater
Riverandthequiteexquisite“UglyRiver”
whichflowsbytheDevonPenSchool.Let
“UglyRiver”changeyourperspectivetoday!

DW

Recreation
ocks!

TheWagWaterValleyisliterally
locatedinthefoothillsofthe
famousandmajesticBlueMountains-part
ofJamaica’sWorldHeritageSite.Havinga
widevarietyofplantsandanimals,some
endemictoJamaica,itwarmlyinvitesone WeirdbutReal!
togobirdwatching:thefastestgrowing NatureFacts
recreationalactivityintheworld.
Birdwatchinghasanumberofbenefits. Thereexistsanunusualplantthathasan
AnappreciationofNature,cardiovascular averagelifespanof950yearsandcango

forupto5yearswithnorain.
ItisendemictotheNamibDesert.
TheWelwitschiaplanthasonly2leaves

whichgrowthroughoutitslife.

fitness,quickreflexes,mentalalertnessand
reducedriskofdepressionarejustafew.
JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 6

Home'nHealth Issue5-February2018

Beverycareful HealthCorner
aboutwhom you
leaveyourchildrenwith! Sinusitisisacommonlyoccuringinfection
thatisoftendownplayed.Alsoknownas
SafetyTip rhinosinusitis,itcanbeacute(lastingfor
justsomedays)orchronic(lastingforlong
weekswithnoresponsetotreatment).

Knowyourplants!Thesinuses-normallyemptyexceptContributed by the Institute of Jamaica
forathinlayerofmucus-areaconnected
system ofhollow cavitiesintheskull.
Theyarefoundinthecheekbones,
low centreofforehead,betweentheeyes
andinthebonesbehindthenose.

-increasessexdrive Whenonehasaninfectionorsinusitis,
-enhancesappetite thismeansthatthesinuseshavebeen
-killsfungiandbacteria affectedbyviruses,bacteriaorfungi,
-alleviatesstomachburn resultingininflammation.Thisleadstp

TheNaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica(NHMJ) greatdiscomfort.Othersymptoms
include:dischargefrom noseordrainage
iscurrentlyhostinganexhibitionentitled
downthroat,nasalobstructionwith
“MedicinalPlantsofJamaica& TheirUses”. difficultybreathing,pain,swellingand
tendernessinareasofsinuses.Also,ear,
Tolearnmoreaboutourprogrammes& exhibitions jaw orteethpain,cough,sorethroat,

contactusat1-876-922-0620-2extension352. nausea,fatigue.
Highriskpersonsincludethosewithan
LikeusonFacebook(NaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica),
immunesystem disorderorasthma.
TwitterandInstagram (@iloveNHMJ. PlantFact Complicationscanincludemeningitis,

‘StinkingToe’referstothefruitfrom byDionneWright smellingandvisionproblems.
Treatmentforthisrespiratorycondition
theWestIndianLocust,thelargesttreeintheCaribbean.
includessalinenasalspraysandpain
It’sadarkbrowntoe-shapedpodthatcontainsseedscoated relievers.Rest,lotsoffluids(including
herbalteas),warm facialcompresses
withasmellycream -colouredpowderyflesh.Thisfruithasa andsleepingwithheadelevatedshould

highvitaminAandironcontent, alsobringrelief.

BotanicallyknownasHymenaeacourbaril,thisplantisvery
valuableforbothmedicinesandincome.

Thehardwoodisusedtomakefurniture,theyoungleavesof

thetreeusedasaremedyforrespiratorytractdiseasesandin

somepartsofAsia,thefruitisservedasadelicacy.

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Issue5-February2018 DeliciousDelights!

Mmmmm....ooohlala!Encoreduchocolat!

Whateverlangaugeitisthatonespeaks,whatevertheculturethatone
has,thereisaprofoundlevelofadmirationthatisreservedforthe
Theobromacacao.
Thefruitofthisplantisconsidereda‘superfood’duetothehigh
densityofessentialnutrients,veryfewsideeffectsandproven
healthbenefits.Thecacaofruitfrom whichchocolateisderived,
hassomethingspecialinstoreforall.
Thedelicious,creamyfleshcanbeeatenfrom theripefruit.
Afterfermentation,drying,roastingandcrushing,thenibscanbeenjoyedasahealthysnack.
Thenibsaregroundandthepowdermixedwithmilkandasweetnertomakechocolatedrink.
Bytheway,didyouknowthatmilkchocolatewasinventedinJamaicaintheearly1700’s?
Itmustbenotedthatthoughmadefrom thesamebeans,chocolateandcocoapowderarenotat
allthesame.Chocolatepowderishadbeforetheextractionofcocoabutterwhilecocoapowder
comesaboutafter.
Yes,theverysamecocoabutterwhichisusedtomakebeautyproducts.
Cacaowasconsumedonlyasabeverageuntilabout1828,whenthecocoapresswasinvented.
Thisallowedcocoapowdertobeseparatedfrom cocoabutter,whichtogetherwithsugararethe
basicingredientsofqualitysolidchocolate.
Cheaperprofit-basedversionsusevegetableoilinsteadofcocoabutter.Totargetamaximum
numberofconsumersandfulfilldiversedesires,awiderangeofspices,flavours,fruits,nutsetc.
areaddedtothemixturewhichisthensetintovarioustitillatingshapes.
Legally,thisproductisnotchocolate.
WhichiswhyHersheysnowlabelsas‘chocolatecandy’.Ofcourse,stillwiththeheftypricetag.
Butthenas‘proudandsmart’Jamaicans,weonlyfeelgoodwhenwespendincreasingamuntson
brightlycolouredpackages.
Healthwise,we’rejustpumpinginamixtureof‘vegetableoil’and‘sugar’(geneticallymodified
beetsugaratthat,whichHersheysandMarsproudlyuse)intooursystems.Alongwithnumerous
‘otheringredients’.
Qualitychocolatemakershavestatedthat“Finechocolateshouldonlyhave(these)ingredients:
cocoaliquor,cocoabutter,sugarandaminisculeamountofanaturalemulsifier”.Milkalsointhe
caseofmilkchocolate.

Howaboutsomehome-madechocolatedrink? Startloving
W hataboutdeliciouschocolateFissphre(afrdefshor-frtohmat-the-sea)Tea
youselfOsnracakrseaanlCdmawelillcathl-o?ino-ysotuurff-emdourtohascthfoiCcsohhl,ailstleeerdbvaesrud?gwaritchanroeajsutiyceam &roastripeplantain
today!Gcaectayoobuerafnresstho-fmrCoamokce-otyhnoeuutfrbalorimswsnniccaeht-uocrcreaoall,amoter(ghtaoonmdicaey-m!adeintheblender)
ContactfarmBearnvainaa:[email protected](home-made)
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JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

TantalizingTales Issue5-February2018

CelebratingJamaica:NurturingourCulturalandNaturalHeritage

TreatYourself

blackhtoistory!

https://kushumaroons.weebly.com

TasteHistory

withColonelRudolphPink
oftheKushuTownMaroons.
Getanautographedmemento!

TheMaroonsareaPeoplewhowiththeaidoftheirnaturalsurroundings,
boldlyandfearlesslyfoughtforourfreedom andindependence.

-Tracethefootstepsofancestorsonthe“HeritageTrail”fromCastletonGardenstoScott’sHall

(includesbirdwatching&presentationofmedicinalplants)

-DineMaroon-style(natural&organicfoods)whilebeingentertainedwithKromantidanceandmusic

1876-586-4324

9 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue5-February2018 CultureClub

Sponsoredby:

& Contact:[email protected]

DidacticResources

Draw and colourtheflag!

Germany

DieBundesrepublikDeutschlandisborderedby9europeancountriesand
hasthecityofBerlinasitscapital.Withapopulationof82million,itisthe2nd
mostpopulouscountryonthecontinentof_______________.Theofficiallang-
uageofthis,oneofthemostpowerfulcountriesintheworldis____________.
Until1989,therewas‘EastGermany’and‘WestGermany’,separatedbythe
_____________Wall.

(Pastepictures)! German: HHGoHMewoIolyllowootdnvoabaermyeyseaeoyuoyis:u.?-..-H--A-aWMullIfoiceWehingideeNidchaehtmrelseiseeidhbseie.r.n.?

Adidasultraboost

BMW M760

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 10

CultureClub Issue5-February2018

Friday9February2018wasquiteanexcitingdayat Penpals
theDevonPenPrimaryandInfantschool.Itwasthe Doyou
daywiththedifference, wantapenpal
notjustforthemembersofthe
too?
SchoolClub
Contactustoday!

butfortheentireschoolpopulation. Olivier,Al,Cyril,PutusRoots,

MariaandTheoweregivena

Thistimeour‘wordfrom France’didnotcomevia verywarm Jamaicanwelcome.
Culturalperformancesdoneby
thepostofficeorbyemail.Wehadspecialdelivery students,folksongsheartily
byvisitingmembersofthe sungbytheaudienceandof
course,‘desgoutersjamaïcains’
Thegroupflew all
thewayfrom south

ofFrancetocome

andsharewithus.

Presentsandletters

weregiventothe

overjoyedstudents.

United
Jaformaica
11 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine

Issue5-February2018 History&Heritage

Whatarewetlands?

Wetlandsareareasoflandcoveredbywaterlongenoughtosupportaquaticplantsandwildlifeforpartoftheirlife
cycle.Itcanalsoberegularlyfloodedwithfresh,brackishorsaltywater.
Didyouknow thatthereareapproximately16majorwetlandsofgreatimportanceinJamaica,withmostbeingfoundonourcoast?
Therearefivetypesofwetlandsthatexistintheworld.
Didyouknow thatourislandJamaicahasfourofthefivetypeshere?
ThefourinJamaicaare!:
-marine(foundatcoastallagoons,rockyshores,coralreefs)
-riverine(alongriversandstreams)
-estuarine(formedbydeltas,tidalmarshes,mangroveswamps)
-palustrine(formedbymarshes,swampsandbogs).

OneofthemostcommontypesofwetlandinJamaicaisthemangrovewetland
whichisfoundalongcreeks,coastalrivers&ponds.
Jamaica’swetlandsareveryimportantforseveralreasonsastheyhave
tremendouseconomicvalueandhaveavarietyoffunctions.

QuickFactsAboutTheirImportance:

Theyarehometomuchbiodiversity
Theyprovidegreatprotectionfrom flooding
Theyhelptoreplenishgroundwater
Theyactasanaturalbarrieragainststorms
Theymaketheshorelinestable
Theyactasnaturalsinksthatimproveairquality
Theyhelppurifywater
Theyoffernature’smostreliablewastetreatmentprocess
TheyprovidealivelihoodformanyJamaicans
Theyprovidemanyresourcessuchaslumber,craftmaterialsandfood
Theyarealsoimportanttofishandotheraquaticlife
Theyoffermanyrecreationalandeducationalopportunitiessuchasboattrips,rafting,fishing,birdwatchingandvisitsfrom tours

Protectingourwetlandsmeansprotectingtheselifeformstoo!Herearesomefactsaboutthem:
Mostplantsgetthenutrientsthattheyneedfrom soil;however,pitcherplantsalsogetnutrientsbycatchinganddigestinginsects.
Forthisreasontheyarecalledcarnivorous,ormeat-eating,plants.TheHoodedPitcherPlantcanbeseenalongtheMasonRiver
WetlandSite.ThemanateeisagentleaquaticgiantalsoknownaSeaCow.Theyarewarm-bloodedherbivoresthatlivein
waters,whichmaybesalty,freshorbrackish.Theyareendangeredworldwide.TheJamaicanpopulationisthoughttobeextremely
smallandcanbefoundinthewetlandsofClarendon.ManateesareprotectedinJamaicabylaw!

WhatistheNHMJDoingtoRaiseAwarenessoftheImportanceofourWetlands?
TheNaturalHistoryMuseum ofJamaica(NHMJ)celebratesWorldWetlandsDayeveryyearwithanOpenDayattheMasonRiver
ProtectedAreaSiteinClarendoninFebruary.For2018,WorldWetlandsDaywascelebratedwiththetheme“WetlandsforaSus-
tainableUrbanFuture:UrbanWetlandsMakeCitiesLiveable”whichemphasizedhow wetlandsenableahealthyurbanenvironment
throughwhichwecanlive,work,raisefamiliesanddobusiness.NHMJincollaborationwiththeNationalWorksAgency(NWA),
theForestryDepartment,theUrbanDevelopmentCorporation(UDC),NationalEnvironmentandPlanningAgency(NEPA)and
KleenKoncepts,WaterCompanycommemoratedtheeventwithanOpenDayattheMasonRiverProtectedareaonWednesday,
February7th,2017from 10:00a.m.to3p.m.TheDaywasfilledwithtours,displays,games,prizesandsurprises.Wearealsograte-
fulforthesupportofoursponsorsforthisyear,whichincluded:Highway2000East-West,KleenKoncepts,EveryLittleThingand
MoreVarietyStore,KellitsFarm Store,DouglasFarm Store,GrahamsHardware&Farm Store,Lewin’s&BroAutoPartsand
CommunityDrugCentrePharmacy.

TheMRPA,managedbytheNHMJ,wasdesignatedaRamsarsiteinDecember2011andisknownasawetlandofinternational

importance.ItisaveryspecialtypeofwetlandinJamaica,asitisouronlyinlandpeatbog(apalustrinewetland),containingmany

plantsandanimalsthatareuniquetothatarea. Articleandimagescontributedbythe
Letusendeavourtodoourpartinprotectingourwetlands! NaturalHistoryMuseumofJamaica

JunctionRideCommunity Magazine 12

CommunityLife Issue5-February2018

W hat’sBeenHappening?

Career Day & Jamaica Day Celebrations

GoldenValleyPrimaryandInfantSchool

Creative CraftsWhenthebananaplantcomesto
mind,onemostlyjustimagines
eatingtheripefruitorboilingthe
Banana greenonestoaccompanyawide
varietyofmeatsorvegetables.
Maybeusingtheleavestomake
tie-a-leafandthenjustchoppingthe
oldplantdowntomakewayfora
new onetogrow.Farmsrightacross
Jamaicaandevenmoreso,righthere
intheJunctionarefilledwithbeautiful
bananaplants...whicharebeingwasted.
DW Outsideofthefactthatbasicallythewhole
ofthebananaplantisedible,thestem isan
unbeatablesourcefornaturalcraftmaterials.
Bananastem fibrecanbeusedtomakeropes,
threads,mats,garments,wallhangings,books,
paper(asshowntotheleft)andsomuchmore!
Expandyourhorizonsandtrybananacrafttoday!

13 JunctionRideCommunity Magazine



KnowMore! Issue5-February2018

awordonabusecontributedbyAnonymous

BackinthedaywhenIwasgrowingup,ifpeopledidmentiontheterm‘childubuse’itwasinhushedtonesandofcourseitwasalwaysinrefer-
encetostoriesof‘wicked’peoplewholivedfar,faraway....
Throughoutmyolderyears,IarmedmyselfwithKnowledge.IbegantolookbackatwhatshouldhavebeenmychildhoodandIrealizedthatIwas
horriblyabusedbythoseIlovedandtrustedthemost.Bythosewhosedutyitwastoloveandprotectme.
Theverypersonwhobrougtmeintothisworldcreatedpossibilitiesforthingstohappentome,allowedthemtohappenandturnedablindeye,
goingasfaraschokingmeandcallingmeungrateful,whenIaskedhertosaveme...

Itismyhopethatinsharingthistestimonial,Iwillsaveatleastonelife:frompsychologicalproblems;fromsuicide;frommurder.

Ineverwasachild.Nevergotthechancetobe.Isawtoomanyadultthingsatwhatshouldhavebeenmyhomeatatooearlyage,asaresultof
sharingbedwithmymotherandher‘friends’.
Ilivedwithmymother,ababysisterandanoldersister.Anolderbrotherusedtobethereattimesbutheeventuallyleftandmysister’sboyfriend
installedhimself.IamnotsureifIwasawareofhavinganotherolderbrotherbuttherewasone.HecametolivewithuswhenIwas7yearsold;
hewas16.Momgavehimabedinthelivingroom,graduatedmefromherbedandputmetosleepwithhim.
Idonotknowifitwasthataswewerestrangershewasneverabletoseemeasalittlesisterorthathewasjustplainsick-forthenext2years,
Iwasmybrothersgirlfriend.Shortofpenetratingmewithhisorgan,everythingamandoestohiswifewasdonetome.Everything.
HethreatenedmeintosilenceandsoIkeptajournalhopingthatmymotherwouldfindit.Hedidbeforeshedidandhetoreittoshreds.

WhenIturned10,momdecidedtogetmarriedtooneofher‘friends’whohadbecomearegularvisitor.MylittlesisterandIwouldmovetolive
withtheminanewtown.Finallysomegoodnews!Iwouldbeescapingthefangsofmybrother!
Shortlyafterrelocating,herhusbandstartedshowinghistruecolours.Hewouldgetdrunkandcomehometohurlexpletivesandbeatmymother
withthebroom,themachete-justanything-untilherfairskinwasallblueandpurple.Shecalledthepoliceattimesbuttheyonlycametosay
oneshouldcalmdown.Worsethanallthisthoughwasthefactthatwhenshewenttohaveherbath,hewouldholdandfondlemeandwarnme
tonotsayanythingtoher.Livingineternalfearofhisanger,hisbattering,Ikeptsilent.UntilonedayIcouldnomore.Tohaveescapedthehands
ofmybrotherforthis!Nomore!
Iconfidedinmymotherandshelookedmeintheeyeandcalledmealiar,saidIwantedtoruinherrelationship.Thenonedayinanefforttoget
awayfromhishandsofdeath,sheshoutedoutwhatIhadtoldher.Hestoppedbeatingherforamomentthenregainedmomentumanddeclared
that‘ahbreedmididwa’anbreedhar!’Hedidn’tcare.Iwas10yearsold.Hewantedtoimpregnateme...
Fromthisdayforward,Iwasalsoatarget.
Mybelongings-textbooks,uniform,anythingthathecameaholdof-wouldbethrownoutintotheunforgivingreddirt.Thelightswereturned
offonmeatnightswhenIwasdoinghomeworkortryingtostudy.Iwasn’tallowedtowatchtvin‘hishouse’.Manydaysandnightsweallhad
tocareenoffthehillandintothebushesasstoneswerehurledatus.Sometimeswewereaccommodatedbyaneighbour;manytimesweslept
underthehouseinwhatoldpeoplecallacellar.Thehardenedcoldreddirt,litteredwithgoatandchickendroppingsgreetedusthosenights,as
thefreezingmountainairstretcheditswitheredfingerstoclawatus.
Ofcourse,nextmorningIhadschoolwithanice3milewalkbothmorningandafternoon-andwasexpectedtobeatthetopoftheclass.

Momfinallymovedaway,endeduppregnantfortheveysamemanandthenreturnedtoliveathishouse18monthslater.
ThistimeIwasatsecondaryschool,bitterandsofilledwithhatredthatIjustneverevensmiledanymore.
Ilivedmyadolescentyearsthinkingofcreativewaystoendmylife.BythetimeIwas14,Iwasgettingmedicationaftermedicationtotreatan
evergrowinglistofunexplainedillnesses.Istartedgettinghighonthemedicines-somanyIhadtotakeeachtime-thentheyjusthadnoeffect.
Relativesdidnothingtohelp.Momstayed.Idiedmoreandmoreeachday.Inolongerknewwhat‘normal’wasandtrustednoone.
Itwasa‘shameful’situationsosweepitundertherugtoavoidfurtherembarrassment.Andnaturally,prolongtheintensesuffering.
Finallyat18,Imovedawaytoboardingschoolandhavesincebeenonmyown.

WhenIwas22,Iwenttohelpmy‘brother’todecorateforhiswedding.Herapedme.
SaidhehadtofinallyknowwhatIwaslikebeforehetiedtheknot...
IeventuallygotpsychologicalhelpwhichhealedmetoagreatextentthoughtothisdayIstillhaveflashbacks,panicattacks,stillsufferfromPost
TraumaticStressDisorder,fibromyalgiaandcannotsleepinthedark.IfeellikeIhavelivedathousandlifetimesbut,IamaSurvivor.

CHLIDREN,PLEASESPEAKOUTANDKEEPSPEAKINGOUTUNTILYOUAREHEARD!YOUAREINNOCENTANDYOUHAVERIGHTS!

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Issue5-February2018 2'Tweens Teens

PubertyinBoys
Differentapproachesmustbetakenwithboysandgirlsenteringpubertyandevenso,onestill
needstotakeintoaccountindividualpersonalities.Itmustbeconstantlykeptinmindthatthis
isatryingperiodforthem astheyarenow beingbombardedwithnumerousemotionaland
physiologicalchangesthattheyareuncertainhow todealwith.

Bothboysandgirlsundergoagrowthspurtwhichisinstigatedbyhormones(chemicalsmade
byorganscalledglands).Thepituitarygland-foundatthebaseofthebrain-makesthe
humangrowthhormonewhile(inmales)itpromptsthetesticlestomaketestosterone.
Pubertymeanschange,development.Boysarebecoming“men”.
Skincangetoily,hairbeginstogrow onface,chest,legs,arms,underarmsaswellasinthe
pubicarea.Itisnormalforbreastsinmalestoswellandhurtbutthisstopswhenpubertyends.
Asonegetstaller,chestandshouldersbroaden;perspirationincreases,voicedeepens.

Otherchangesthatareuniquetomalesconcernthematuringofthemalereproductivesystem
whichismadeupofthepenis,bladder,testicles,prostate,urethraandthetubesthatconnect
these,transportingfluids.
Thepenis’shapeandsizeisahugeconcernformanyboyswhofeelcondemnedifitisn’t‘just
right’.Theteethofindividualsdifferinshapeandsize,makingeachsmileunique;welljustso,
onemustacceptthatitisnormalforpenissizeandshapetobedifferent.
Inadditiontoallthestunningchanges,boys(andparents)now havetogetusedtotheidea
of‘erections’(thepenisbecomeslargerandstifferwhenthemaleissexuallyarousedorforno
reasonatall!)and‘wetdreams’(erectionandejaculationwhilesleeping).
Thebasicfunctionofthemalereproductivesystem istoproducesperm andorgansarecreated
tofacilitatetheprocessofreproduction.Thisiswhythepenisishighlysensitivetomentalor
physicalstimulationandgetserecttobeabletoshootthespermsascloseaspossibletothe
femalecounterpart.
Beingabletohaveanerectionandejaculatedoesnotmeanthatoneisreadytohavesexual
relations,despitethe‘pleasantfeelings’thatmayariseiforwhenonetouchesthegenitalarea
(masturbation).Oneisevenlessreadyto‘father’achild.

Becomingfullymaturetakestimeandisnotaprocessthatcanberushed.Donotallow your-
selftofeelpressuredtodoanythingtobeableto‘fitin’or‘standout’.Slow down,takethe
timetolearnaboutandenjoythechangesinyourbody.Makethemostofyourchildhood.
Gettoknow whoyouare...findoutwho/whatyouwanttobe.

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