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The North Providence Breeze 01-08-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER JANUARY 8-14, 2020 Calendar 6 Entertainment 2 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 8 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND Is punishment bad? This is the second in a series on "parent-babble," as in the same-old, same-old nonsense the mental health industry has been passing off as sound parenting advice since the late 1960s. Last week, I skewered an online article by mindfulness parenting coach Hunter Clarke-Fields in which she references psychologist Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, to support her claim – which she further claims is shared by "many researchers" – that punish- ment causes all manner of mental, emotional, and behavioral harm to children. In the late 1960s, psychologists began beating the "punishment is bad" drum and they've been beating it since. To conceal their complicity in the post-1960s decline in child mental health and concurrent rise of behavior problems that were rare exceptions when I was a kid (e.g. See PARENTING, Page 6 To bee or not to bee? RIBA Bee School teaches beginners the basics of beekeeping Wannabe beekeepers or those sim- ply interested in learning all the buzz about pollinators are encouraged to sign up for a course this winter with the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association. "We teach all about the honey- bee," Betty Mencucci, instructor and director of RIBA's Bee School, told The Valley Breeze. "There's a lot of interest," she added about the five- week courses starting at the end of the month at Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. Students will learn about the life cycle of honeybees, as well as how to get started, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, the assembly of the hive, install- ing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering. There will also be demonstra- tions of beekeeping equipment. The course is designed for beginners who have very limited or no knowledge about honeybees, Mencucci said. Once someone completes the course they can start keeping bees on their own. If anyone has any interest, she said, taking the course is important because beekeep- ing can be difficult and confusing. By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See BEEKEEPING, Page 5 MENCUCCI 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. RI Beef & Veal ENJOY THE GAMES! Party Wings 10 lbs. $ 25 99 Boneless Chicken Breast 10 lbs. $ 16 Ground Chuck 10 lbs. $ 22.50 Baby Back Ribs $ 2.49 1 lb. GO PACKERS! Your One Stop Source for: 375 Putnam Pike, Village Plaza Smithfield, RI | 401-757-6872 HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. •CBD Lotions •Healing Balms •Tinctures •CBD Pet Products MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE Smithfield location only. NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2020 CBD CURIOUS? We're here to help you and answer your questions. Koi • Hemplucid • Original Hemp FREE SAMPLES NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING WE HANDLE ALL INSURANCE CLAIMS • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No job too small • FREE Roof Inspections (401) 225-9422 Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 100% FINANCING Roofing by ROOFING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW!

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