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The North Providence Breeze 01-13-2021

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER JANUARY 13-19, 2020 valleybreeze.com @ Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND The painting class offered at Paint and Vino on Friday, Jan. 15, is called COASTAL BREEZE. The class costs $35, goes from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and can be done in person or virtually. Forty-four years of giving advice 2021 marks the 44th year I've been writing this column. I've been told it is the longest-running syndicated column written continuously by one author. That takes "Dear Abby" out of contention. In the beginning, I was four years out of graduate school, directing a community mental health program for children and families, a mere eight years into marriage and seven into parenthood. A colleague had suggested I submit a column idea to the local newspaper, so I did and much to my amazement, the editor decided to give it a go. One minute, I was still figuring out what being a husband and father entailed and the next, I was a parenting expert. At first, the column simply regur- gitated psychology's "party line." I was an avid promoter of behavior modification, self-esteem, and every- thing else about the new parenting philosophy I had learned in grad school. Meanwhile, my wife and I were having significant struggles with a son whose motto was "You can't tell me what to do!" When his 3rd-grade teacher informed us that he was the worst-behaved child she had dealt with in her 22-year career, we finally woke up to reality and marshalled the resolve to set things straight. Set See PARENTING, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – Paint and wine make a great pairing, particularly in a pandemic, and this fun hobby is attracting new enthusiasts as winter starts to drag. Pawtucket's Paint and Vino, 150 Main St., has new painting classes and events throughout January, giv- ing participants the option to take classes in person or at home. "We offer stroke-by-stroke paint classes in a fun environment," owner Rachel Araujo says. For those who want to take the relaxation to the next level, they also offer two complimentary bever- ages. When Paint and Vino could no longer do in-person classes and parties last March, they started holding virtual paint parties in May and kept running them even after they reopened in June. The virtual classes are through Zoom and fol- low along with the live class in the studio. "We supply all the materials and beverages to be picked up an hour and a half before the class," said Araujo. "The set-up at home is inter- active, you can ask questions as the instructor can hear and see you." The virtual option presented the opportunity for holiday parties and bringing people closer together. The events run on some Wednesday nights as well as Resolved: Take up painting, have a drink on the side By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com See PAINT, Page 15 stamped concrete and flat work we hanDle all insurance • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No Job Too Small roofing special going on now! 100% Financing Roofing by (401) 225-9422 Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 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 Stock Up and Save! Pork Chops 10 lbs $ 19 99 Pork Shoulder $ 1 59 lb. Party Wings 10 lbs $ 29 99 Boneless Chicken Breast 10 lbs $ 20 00 Ground Chuck 10 lbs $ 24 50 Register For Online Courses: valleybreeze.com/learning/ excel.html Improve Your EXCEL Skills! • Take courses from the comfort of your home or on-the-go using your smart phone • "Ask The Expert" feature submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134

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