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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 3/22/2019

Adding a new furry friend into your life can be fun and exciting until you notice that your favorite shoes have bite marks in them. If you've recently added a new puppy into your life or getting ready to, it's essential to protect your belongings to enjoy this excellent adventure fully.

Puppy-proof your home. 

Objects such as shoes, wires, and pillows can be a puppy's playground. Before committing to this addition to your family, it's essential to prepare your home to protect your things. It may require getting out of the habit of taking off your shoes at the door and start putting them inside a closet where the puppy can't access them. You may also want to consider hiding any exposed wires to reduce the risk of chewed up wires and broken electronics. Another area to be concerned about is curtains and pillows. During the youthful stage of your puppy, make it a point to keep curtains off the ground and pillows off of furniture. They can be expensive to replace, so for the time being consider putting them out of reach.

Start training.

As soon as your furry friend comes home, start the training process. Start with potty training, crate training, and simple commands. If you plan to enroll your dog to school to get professionally trained, he or she should already know how to sit, stay, and come. If you plan on fully training your pet yourself, then be sure to educate yourself on effective methods and fully commit to the process. It can be a long process, but it is definitely worth the overall investment.

Set boundaries.

The earlier you start setting boundaries, the sooner your puppy will practice them. If you do not want the puppy in certain parts of the house, put up a fence or start the habit of closing the doors. Be sure to enforce these boundaries as soon as possible and donít let up on them no matter how adorable those puppy eyes are. 

Let your dog be a dog. 

Having a new dog in the home can take up a lot of time. In order to give your puppy an appropriate outlet for its energy, take it on regular walks, trips to the dog park, and set aside time to play. When you don't make time for your furry pal, it will find another way to let its energy out, and that usually results in something being chewed up. If you're away from your home for a large portion of the day, hire a dog walker or sitter to play with your puppy while you're gone.

Adding a new pup to your home can be exhausting in the beginning, but with the right tools and commitment, youíll start enjoying its company. If youíre having problems training your puppy, contact a local dog training school and enroll them as soon as possible.




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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 3/15/2019

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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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 3/15/2019

In 2016 this home was taken down to the studsÖEVERYTHING NEW including 30-year roof, Harvey windows, new plumbing, electrical, heating and oil tank. The 3 beautiful new bathrooms are large, the new kitchen features upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, s/s appliances and outlets with USB ports. Think thatís smart? How about blue tooth connect for your keyless entry front door, smoke & carbon detectors alert, security alarm system-ready and you can also control your thermostat and hot water heater from your phone. All lights are LED. Enjoy beautiful Bamboo floors and new custom window blinds for when you donít want the bright sunlight streaming in. Large custom closets in bedrooms. Ample storage. Great location just 1.4 miles to Wakefield train or Ĺ mile to Walgreenís bus stop. Quick access to Rt. 95/128 and Rt. 93. Stoneham has a lot to offer including live theatre productions, Stone Zoo, tri-town bike path, numerous restaurants, shopping, sailing on Spot Pond, and hiking at the Fells.

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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 3/14/2019


62 Washington St., Stoneham, MA 02180

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
In 2016 this home was taken down to the studsÖEVERYTHING NEW including 30-year roof, Harvey windows, new plumbing, electrical, heating and oil tank. The 3 beautiful new bathrooms are large, the new kitchen features upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, s/s appliances and outlets with USB ports. Think that's smart? How about blue tooth connect for your keyless entry front door, smoke & carbon detectors alert, security alarm system-ready and you can also control your thermostat and hot water heater from your phone. All lights are LED. Enjoy beautiful Bamboo floors and new custom window blinds for when you don't want the bright sunlight streaming in. Large custom closets in bedrooms. Ample storage. Great location just 1.4 miles to Wakefield train or ½ mile to Walgreen's bus stop. Quick access to Rt. 95/128 and Rt. 93. Stoneham has a lot to offer including live theatre productions, Stone Zoo, tri-town bike path, numerous restaurants, shopping, sailing on Spot Pond, and hiking at the Fells.
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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 3/14/2019


62 Washington St., Stoneham, MA 02180

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
In 2016 this home was taken down to the studsÖEVERYTHING NEW including 30-year roof, Harvey windows, new plumbing, electrical, heating and oil tank. The 3 beautiful new bathrooms are large, the new kitchen features upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, s/s appliances and outlets with USB ports. Think that's smart? How about blue tooth connect for your keyless entry front door, smoke & carbon detectors alert, security alarm system-ready and you can also control your thermostat and hot water heater from your phone. All lights are LED. Enjoy beautiful Bamboo floors and new custom window blinds for when you don't want the bright sunlight streaming in. Large custom closets in bedrooms. Ample storage. Great location just 1.4 miles to Wakefield train or ½ mile to Walgreen's bus stop. Quick access to Rt. 95/128 and Rt. 93. Stoneham has a lot to offer including live theatre productions, Stone Zoo, tri-town bike path, numerous restaurants, shopping, sailing on Spot Pond, and hiking at the Fells.
Open House
Saturday
March 16 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 62 Washington St., Stoneham, MA 02180    Get Directions

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