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The North Providence Breeze 04-10-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER APRIL 10-16, 2019 valleybreeze.com @ Calendar 6 Entertainment 3 Real Estate 5 Classifi eds 8 QUICK INDEX Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND The right attitude is the key to effective discipline "We've tried everything!" is one of the more common testimonials I hear from parents who've just described persistent and highly vexing discipline problems with a child or children. Setting aside that it's never the case that "everything" has been tried in conscientious fashion, the complaint reflects the wrong-headed notion – common to American parenting since the early 1970s – that proper/effec- tive discipline is a matter of correctly manipulating consequences vis-à-vis some method, technique, or strategy. I must confess to having contrib- uted, perhaps greatly, to this mistaken idea. Early on in my now 40-plus-year career as a syndicated columnist, my editors repeatedly emphasized the need for me to tell people what to do. So that's what I did. I was deft at coming up with creative approaches to behavior problems; furthermore, at that point in my ongoing development as a "parenting expert," I believed that for any given problem, there was a method that would solve it. I believed in behavior modifica- tion, in short. I believed that the proper use of positive consequences would strengthen right behavior and, likewise, the proper use of negative consequences would shut down wrong See PARENTING, Page 5 Revel in '80s-inspired music and art at 3rd annual festival PAWTUCKET – Grab your leg warmers and hairspray and head back to the 1980s for a "totally tubu- lar" party Saturday, April 13, at the 3rd annual Revelfest. Starting at 7 p.m. at Revel Factory, 249 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket, guests can enjoy an immersive multimedia festival fea- turing live music, performing and visual arts, and a fashion show inspired by the vibrant art move- ments of the 1980s. "I love the buzz and energy of the space," Joe Pari, co-founder and executive director of Ten31 Productions, told The Valley Breeze. "It's not just about celebrating art. It's celebrating art-making at the event." The fundraiser, which ends with an '80s-themed dance party from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, is presented By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See REVELFEST, Page 4 ve est'19 OIL DELIVERY PROPANE DELIVERY INSTALLATION & SERVICE HEATING & HOT WATER AIR CONDITIONING GENERATORS A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE DATING BACK 121 YEARS! 401 Walcott St., Pawtucket, RI dupuisoil.com Dupuis Oil Est. 1898 RI Beef & Veal 60 Armento St., Johnston, RI 401-232-7220 rhodeislandbeef.com Hours: Mon. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Happy Easter! Triple M Boneless Pit Ham $3.29 lb. Boneless Chicken Breasts $20 10-lbs. Party Wings $25.99 10-lbs. Ground Chuck 80-20 $22.50 10-lbs. "D"AGENT Let Andre "D" AGENT be YOUR Agent - Together we'll get home! Call me Andre "D" AGENT Goulet at 401-439-5227 (cell) Email me andygoul@gmail.com www.WorkWithDagent.com Did you KNOW??• • in APRIL 2017 (18) HOMES SOLD in SMITHFIELD. @ median price of $310,000 in APRIL 2018 (13) @ median price of $372,500 Do you want to get TOP $$$ for your house this APRIL???? ASK

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