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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-08-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER AUGUST 7-13, 2019 using what they called alpha speech. They tried to explain it to us, but we'd like to get it straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Would you please help us better understand what they were talking about, and are there other parenting authors who say the same thing? A: The concept of alpha speech is not original to me. In generations past, it was widely understood to be the essence of proper child discipline. I simply named it. I also refer to it as leadership speech. Regardless, it is the very traditional understand- ing that the successful discipline of a child is more a matter of properly conveying authority than properly Calendar 10 Entertainment 2 Movie 7 Real Estate 11 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 13 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ See PARENTING, Page 6 CUMBERLAND – The 29th annual CumberlandFest promises a new and improved experience for visitors of all ages, from a bigger selection of amusement rides and a beer and wine garden to bet- ter staging for music and a beefed-up fireworks display. The festival runs Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 10 p.m. at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road. The goal this year is to reframe the event "in a new way to be more appealing to Revamped CumberlandFest offers new attractions By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See FEST, Page 9 Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND What is alpha speech? Q: Some friends of ours who've read a couple of your books and attended one of your talks told us that they solved some major discipline problems with their 4-year-old just by 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. Grilled Seasonal Favorites Hamburger Patties $16.99 24 per box Boneless Chicken Breasts $20 10-lbs. Party Wings $25.99 10-lbs. Ground Chuck 80/20 $22.50 10-lbs. • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning Mike Gorman Roofing, INC. Established 2012 Fully Insured Comm# 237R RI Reg# 3692 Prompt, Professional Service First Quality Workmanship & Materials 9 Bayou Drive, Greenville, RI cell 401487-5724 or 401728-2851

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