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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-11-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | APRIL 10-16, 2019 AT HOME / REAL ESTATE 5 Unique colonial available near Lincoln Woods LINCOLN – Set up on a hill and back from the road, this colonial's exterior may seem a little different, but its location is perfect with easy access to Lincoln Woods. "It has a nice inside and it's little odd out front," LaMontagne Real Estate listing agent Lisa LaMontagne-Beausoleil said. The house includes eight rooms including a living room with hardwood floors and a fireplace with built- ins. There is a nice, long horizontal window looking out to the front yard. The kitchen and living room are painted a light, blue-gray color. The kitchen floors are tiled in black and white and lead into the din- ing room. "It's very open," LaMontagne-Beausoleil said about the first level floor- plan. "There is great light- ing and a nice view. There is a little water view of a pond." The galley-style kitchen features dark granite coun- ters, stainless steel appli- ances, tile backsplash and white cabinets to offset the dark tones. "There is a coziness to the house," LaMontagne- Beausoleil said. The house has four bedrooms, two on the first floor and two on the second level. LaMontagne- Beausoleil said that there is a generously sized bed- room on the first floor but the master is on the second floor. One of the bedrooms can be converted into an office or sitting room. There are also two full baths, one on each level. "There is a very large master with skylights," LaMontagne-Beausoleil said. "It's also very open." The hardwood floors con- tinue into both bedrooms. The master is very bright with the skylights and mir- HOME OF THE WEEK 11 Brown Hill Court, Lincoln OFFERED BY: LaMontagne Real Estate Lisa LaMontagne- Beausoleil, listing agent MLS Number 1218756 rored-covered closet doors. This colonial was originally built in 1956 but has been updated. It's open, bright and includes a finished lower level basement with hard- wood floors throughout that can be used as a rec room. The laundry hookup is also on the lower level. The house also includes central air conditioning. Another feature of the house is a sunroom on the first floor. "There's a beauti- ful sunroom," LaMontagne- Beausoleil said. "It's really nice all around." Overall, this colonial offers 2,208 square feet of living and is listed by Lamontagne Real Estate at $369,900. Contact Lisa LaMontagne- Beausoleil at 401-465-0547. behavior. It took me a while to discover what I was not told in graduate school: no one has ever proven that behavior modification works on human beings. It works on dogs, rats, monkeys, even amoeba, but when you throw free will into the equation, behavior modification falls flat. In fact, children who are the targets of behavior modification are likely to learn to be manipula- tive. Having said that, it's impor- tant to note that consequences are necessary. Children need to learn that in the real world, right behavior is usu- ally rewarded in some way and bad behavior is usually punished – the operative word in both cases being "usually." But, whereas consequences work reliably and predictably with, say, dogs, they do not work reliably or predictably on humans. For example, a child who is punished for a certain misbehavior may become that much more determined to get away with it. And researchers have found that a child who is rewarded for a certain something may stop doing it. Humans are par- adoxical. Dogs, not so much. The key to effective dis- cipline is a right attitude. Without the right attitude in question, no consequence- based approach to discipline is going to work for long (any new approach, because of the novelty effect, may work for a few days or weeks). With the right attitude, just about any approach is going to work and keep on working. Furthermore, the right attitude will eventually render conse- quences all but unnecessary. The right attitude involves letting a child know that there is absolutely nothing he can do that is going to knock you, the parent, off balance; noth- ing he can do that will ruffle your feathers. He can disap- point you, but he cannot upset you. He has no power over your emotions. The right attitude involves projecting complete confi- dence in the legitimacy of your authority concerning the child in question. You are clear on the fact that as a gen- eral is superior to a lieutenant, you are your child's superior. Children need superior beings in their lives. They need adults who act like they know what they're doing. That is essential to their sense of well-being. The right attitude "says" to the child, "I really don't care one whit whether you like me at any given moment in time. I know that I love you enough to give you my seat in the lifeboat, and that – which you can't fathom so I'm not going to try to get you to fathom it – is what really counts." The right attitude is very old fashioned. But where children are concerned, there is noth- ing new under the sun. Family psychologist John Rosemond: johnrosemond.com, parentguru.com. PARENTING From Page One

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