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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 10/13/2019

As most parents know, parenting isnít for the faint of heart. It takes courage, energy, and lots of patience to corral everyone into order so that things donít get left behind. But when your personality type is completely opposite of that of your children or is in conflict with theirs, how do you do it and stay sane?

Do it by the book, or not!

If youíre the type that has everything planned ahead, organized, lined up, listed, categorized, and filed, you may find parenting a free-spirited butterfly somewhat frustrating. Truthfully, if you think you can do it all by the book, youíll be very disappointed. Sometimes, you have to take it a day at a time.

So, your books, files, records, lists, and organization can be a framework but donít expect everything to fall in line, and then you wonít be disappointed. When parenting expectations fall short, the parentsí frustration spills over onto the children and causes them to feel insecure.

Flying by the seat...

On the other end of the spectrum, parents that are reactive rather than responsive also contribute to a childís insecurity. This feeling can be especially true for children that are thinkers or planners themselves. Some children thrive in routine because they know what to expect next and arenít upended by surprises. Parents that donít understand this need or organization might think their children are acting out when instead they are expressing their uncertainty with not knowing what to expect.

If you know your child has scheduled expectations, you can prepare them for changes with a prearranged code word or mantra to help them navigate the change secure in the knowledge that youíve developed them for just such an event.

Personality typing

The 16 personality types identified by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers, known commonly as the Myers-Briggs Personality Types, can help parents discover their childrenís preferred thinking and behavior attributes. Each type is a mixture of four pairs that designate opposite ends of the spectrum. For example, is your child Introverted or Extraverted? Are they stronger in the area of Sensing or iNtuiting? Do they approach decision-making with Thinking or Feeling? When confronted with schedules, are they Judging or Perceiving?

Given these combinations, the 16 types are:

INTJ - INFJ - INTP - INFP - ENTJ - ENTP - ENFJ - ENFP - ISFJ - ISFP - ISTJ - ISTP - ESFP - ESTJ - ESTP - ESFJ

If you find yourself frustrated with trying to understand your children, take a few moments to learn your own personality type and those of your children. Just knowing where their responses come from gives you the basis to learn better ways of steering the whole family toward understanding each personís preferences and motivations so that you can discover the commonalities that will move family life forward.

For more information on the Myers-Briggs personality tests, check out sites where you can learn and test yourself. If family life continues to frustrate you, seek help from a school counselor, social worker, or religious advisor.




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Categories: Family   kids  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 10/11/2019

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $260,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


32 Saratoga Dr, Worcester, MA 01606

Greendale

Single-Family

$250,000
Price
$260,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
First time home buyers take notice! This meticulously maintained 3 bed, 1 bath Ranch located in a desirable Greendale neighborhood awaits new owners. Upon entering you'll find a sun filled living room boasting HW floors & offers tons of natural light. Spacious eat in kitchen offers plenty & ample countertop space! Conveniently located off the kitchen is a 3 season room (currently used as a dining room) with access to the oversized 2 tier-ed deck designed for entertaining. Down the hall you'll find the master bedroom, full bath, 2 additional bedrooms all featuring plenty of closet space! Partially finished lower level offer's laundry, storage & a finished bonus room. Located on a large corner lot, this home provides tons of outdoor space as well as 1 car garage & off street parking! Easy access to the highway and has close proximity to shopping, public transportation, restaurants & more!!

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 10/10/2019


29 Houston Ave, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charming Methuen Cape in move in condition. Enter this home through the bright mudroom and put your groceries away in the cabinet packed kitchen with granite counters. Enjoy the holidays in you spacious dining room with hardwood floors. Relax and enjoy your evenings in your fireplaced living room. Both bathrooms have been updated. There is still time before winter to sit out back on the patio and take in the fall colors. Great commuter location for all major highways including Rte's 93, 495 & 213. Hurry this wont last!
Open House
Sunday
October 13 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 29 Houston Ave, Methuen, MA 01844    Get Directions

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 10/6/2019

Plastic bags serve various purposes within and outside the home and made from polyethylene. Itís no news most items made from plastic end up in the sea - polluting marine life, causing death to the animals in the sea and polluting the ecosystem. 

Scientist says that before the year 2020, we should take caution to reduce the rate at which plastic items like straws, bags, and cups end up at sea to avoid animals in the sea perishing from suffocation and chemical ingestion. 

Going green and taking control of your environment is a great way to preserve the ecosystem. Certain types of plastics are not reusable without the risk of a health hazard. Recyclable plastics should be reused even after the first use. The plastic bag is a recyclable item, consider reusing a used plastic bag for the following function.

For Lining Garbage Bins

A great way to recycle a plastic bag at home is to use them to line your trash can. Because of its ability to hold water, itís perfect for this purpose. Cut the plastic bag open and arrange it at the bottom of your bin to keep trash and moist from leaking into your container. It can also serve as garbage bins around your home or in your car. 

Grocery Bags

Plastic bags are reusable as grocery bags so long they are still firm and hole free. Keep them in your car or take one from home when you go grocery shoppingĖas it saves you money if you have to buy another and also reduce littering your home with too much plastic bags. 

For Wraps

Plastic bags come in handy as wraps for delicate items. For packing or wrapping up of fragile items like heirlooms or glass figurines. Before storing away, consider using the plastic bag as it offers protection. The plastic bag is also an excellent choice for packing valuables when you are moving as it provides extra padding. 

Filling Up Your Pillowcase

Your plastic bag can replace your pillow stuffing. In place of pillow stuffing, ball up plastic bags and fill your pillowcase with it. Itís also a great choice in making your dog bed.

For Surface Protection

Using plastic bags to cover surfaces to avoid them getting dirty is a great way to keep the home neat and keep stains from permanently defacing a surface. Plastic bags would protect your countertop during craftwork and your kitchen counter while cooking. 

You can use any of these tips to reduce the amount of plastic bags you throw out into the trash.




Tags: kitchen   family health   Recycle  
Categories: kitchen   family health   Recycling  


Posted by Sherry Bourque on 10/4/2019


29 Houston Ave, Methuen, MA 01844

Single-Family

$379,900
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Charming Methuen Cape in move in condition. Enter this home through the bright mudroom and put your groceries away in the cabinet packed kitchen with granite counters. Enjoy the holidays in you spacious dining room with hardwood floors. Relax and enjoy your evenings in your fireplaced living room. Both bathrooms have been updated. There is still time before winter to sit out back on the patio and take in the fall colors. Great commuter location for all major highways including Rte's 93, 495 & 213. Hurry this wont last!
Open House
Sunday
October 06 at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 29 Houston Ave, Methuen, MA 01844    Get Directions

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