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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-01-2021

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©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER APRIL 1-7, 2021 valleybreeze.com @ Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND Micromanagement is counterproductive To most folks, micromanagement has to do with tasks or performance. The micromanaging parent, for example, is generally thought of as one who hovers over a child's homework or academics in general. Indeed, that is the most common form, but parental micromanagement can also extend to organizing and directing a child's social life and rec- reation. Whatever the context, microman- agement is driven by anxiety. The micromanaging parent is anxious that the child might do something that reflects badly on the parent, which means that parental micromanage- ment is a variation on the theme of codependency. It is almost always the case that the attempt to micromanage a child engenders relationship prob- lems of one sort or another, including rebellion. The least obvious form of paren- tal micromanagement involves the attempt to perfect a child's behavior. The parent in question is affected by a type of obsessive-compulsive disor- der, symptoms of which include over- attending to misbehavior, persistent nagging, frequent lecturing, and the over-use of punitive consequences. There is no doubt concerning the par- ent's love for his or her child, but it See PARENTING, Page 14 'Opening the doors to the outdoors' BHC Adaptive Cycling Series returns for all to enjoy the beauty of the Blackstone LINCOLN – The freedom of exploring the Blackstone River Valley by bike is something no one should have to miss out on. This spring, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is part- nering with All Out Adventures to bring back its free Adaptive Cycling Series, with the goal of making sure everyone has access to ride along the Blackstone River Bikeway. After a year-long pause due to COVID-19, the BHC program, which began in 2018, will return with a variety of opportunities to roll alongside the river. The program makes it possible for people with mobility limita- tions, and those who don't have the proper equipment, to get out and explore nature in a mobile way. Equipment includes handcycles, recumbent trikes, wheelchair tan- dems and more; and debuting this spring will be a new electric-assist OPair wheelchair bike. The purchase of the OPair was made possible through a grant received from the Network of By LAURA COLANTONIO Editorial & Design Team Coordinator laura@valleybreeze.com Front, ELLIE GUILD, and back, SUSAN HALPIN, of the National Library of Medicine, New England Region, demonstrate the Blackstone Heritage Corridor's new electric- assist OPair wheelchair bike. See CYCLING, Page 15 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 Jalette Contracting Proudly Built in America JC ROOFING/GUTTER INSTALLS CALL FOR YOUR FREE ROOF INSPECTION TODAY! ALL MILITARY & SENIOR DISCOUNTS Roger Jalette Jr. - U.S. War Veteran - Roof Inspector - Quonset ANG Base - Over 30 years experience - College Certified Roofing Education Fully Licensed and Insured (Inc. Workman's Comp.) 401-692-6545 • 508-954-5602 RI REG. #25429 MA LICENSE #162179 www.JALETTECONTRACTING.com KNOWLEDGE & INTEGRITY are what it takes to get the job done right! Old FashiOned CheeseCakes Golobki • PieroGis sPecialty easter kielbasas Polish hams bread & Pastry imPorted Gourmet chocolates & candy Unique Gift Ideas 855 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 401-765-4600 679 Washington Street, South Attleboro, MA 508-399-5385 Visit us on Deli Bakery Smokehouse Open fOr Take-OuT

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