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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-11-2021

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disciple. A child-disciple looks up to the parent (respect), fol- lows the parent's lead (obedi- ence), and subscribes to the parent's values (loyalty). That set of characteristics is brought about by being a proper role model and providing proper instruction. Correction is one aspect of the process, and punishment is sometimes the best corrective, but when pun- ishment is not delivered with a correct attitude on the part of the parent, it can be coun- terproductive. It can make matters worse. The right attitude is one of calm intolerance. The child should know, without doubt, that the parent is strongly dis- approving of the misbehavior in question, but it is vital that the parent not be in the grip of anger. When anger domi- nates a parents' attempts at correction, it is likely to be nothing more than retaliatory, as in, "I'll show you!" That accomplishes little if anything. Furthermore, most parents have difficulty following through with consequences described in anger. They tend toward overkill. How does one enforce, "No more Christmases for you, ever!"? The proper attitude is trans- lated, "I don't like punishing you, but what you have done demands it." The sorts of things that call for punishment include belligerent disrespect, blatant disobedience, lies that are harmful to someone else, theft, and unjustifiable aggres- sion. Proper punishment makes an impression on a child, one that imparts a permanent memory, which is why, by the way, a few minutes in time- out is so generally worthless, especially for children who have outgrown toddlerhood. Big misbehavior demands a big response, but the way to prevent ever having to enforce a big response is to nip mis- behavior in the bud. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The bottom line: The more you instruct, the less you will have to punish, and the less you punish, the better for all concerned. Family psychologist John Rosemond: johnrosemond.com, parentguru.com. PARENTING From Page 12 WaterFire Arts Center exhibit honors R.I.-based artist PROVIDENCE – "Private Visions, Public Ideals – The Legacy of Howard Ben Tré" exhibit runs through Sunday, March 7, at the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St. in Providence. Howard Ben Tré is inter- nationally recognized for his unique sculptures and large-scale works of art for public and private spaces. Ben Tré was a pioneer in the use of cast glass as a sculp- tural medium and his work is included in more than 101 museums and public collec- tions worldwide. In Ben Tré's memory, this show is a premier exhibi- tion of WaterFire's new Pass the Torch Exhibition Series which connects and show- cases works of Rhode Island- based artists; each exhibit pairs a mentor and mentee, one NetWorks Rhode Island artist and one emerging art- ist. All visitors are required to self screen before entering the WaterFire Arts Center and practice safety rules, keeping a 6-foot distance from others and wearing a mask at all times. WFAC hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists and crafters sought for 2021 shows PROVIDENCE – KL Communications announces that they are now accepting applications from artists, craftspeople and vendors for 2021 shows. An invita- tion to exhibit is required for both shows and can be obtained by submit- ting an Application for an Invitation to exhibit. The application is available on the show website, https:// finefurnishingsshows.com , or by calling the show office at 401-816-0963. A new May Day Market will be held May 1 and 2, and the 26th annual Fine Furnishings Show will be held Nov. 5-7. Both shows will be held at the WaterFire Arts Center on Valley Street in Providence. The shows support local artists, crafts- men and small businesses providing an opportunity to market their business and sell their goods. The May Day Market will be an indoor open market and spring celebration of fine arts and crafts, food and fun, family and pets, flowers and plants, butterflies, birds and bees – everything fam- ily, home and garden. The Fine Furnishings Show is an annual show offering American-made, handcrafted furniture, acces- sories and art for the home, office and garden. The show also includes the work of students in furniture mak- ing programs at the Rhode Island School of Design and the North Bennet Street School. A selected group of fine craftspeople will also exhibit jewelry, scarves and clothing, fine art, textiles, and more. For more information, email klittle@finefurnish- ingsshows.com . VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | FEBRUARY 11-17, 2021 ENTERTAINMENT / AT HOME 15 answers Do you know someone celebrating a March Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for MARCH will be printed on February 25, 2021. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, February 19, 2021. Send in the name of someone with his or her March birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Date of Birth: ............................................................................................................................................ 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