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May 15, 2019

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C-4 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The Press-Dispatch HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Youth First Today by Deena Bodine, Youth First, Inc. Down on the Farm by Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension Posey County Model emotional regulation for children The farm economy Life can place many demands on us: work obligations, financial pressures, health issues…the list goes on. These life stressors can make it difficult to be at our best as parents, especially when we feel overwhelmed, frustrated, dis- couraged or defeated. During this time, we may even be- gin second-guessing our parenting de- cisions. But like so many other parent- ing moments, we have an opportunity to turn our stress into a teachable mo- ment for our children. We know that kids learn from watch- ing us even more than they learn from listening to us. This reinforces the idea that in order to be the best teacher for our children, we must learn to better regulate our own emotions and set a better example for our children. One important step in teaching emo- tional regulation is acknowledging our own emotions. Acknowledgment teaches our children that not only do adults also experience big emotions, but we can respond to these emotions in a healthy manner. Acknowledgment of emotions can be as simple as identifying the feel- ing. For example, "I am feeling over- whelmed because I can't find my keys and I need to leave for a meeting." When we label the feeling, we not on- ly teach our children that adults ex- perience frustration, but they are al- so primed to watch for our response to the situation. Our children watch and learn from us, and if we respond to anger or frus- tration by losing our cool, we lose the teachable moment and send the wrong message on how to manage our anger effectively. Instead, take a moment, take a breath, and then focus on find- ing those keys calmly. As we work to manage our emotions, it is important to recognize the core of our emotions and the beliefs that drive them. Have you ever wondered why certain people get very worked up about something that seems very insig- nificant to you? It is due to the beliefs they have attached to the event that is stressing them. Perhaps we attach certain mean- ings to a name we were teased about as a child, and when we hear that name as an adult, it releases a flood of emo- tions and memories that linger years later. Trying to gain insight behind our emotions is no easy task, but under- standing those beliefs can be a game changer. The final step in emotion regula- tion is remaining in control of your re- sponse. This can be done through deep breaths, closing your eyes to remain calm, and taking a few seconds or min- utes to pause. This can help change our perspective or at least prevent us from acting on an emotional impulse. Saying or doing something we will re- gret certainly sends the wrong mes- sage to our children in those teachable moments. While it is a challenge to be at our parenting best when we are struggling to manage our own emotions, the re- ward of healthy emotion regulation can be great. We are in the best position to teach our children how to handle life stressors every single day. We owe it to our children and ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves we can be. This column is written by Deena Bo- dine, LCSW, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and fam- ilies. Youth First provides 55 Master's level social workers to 76 schools in 10 Indiana counties. Over 38,000 youth and families per year have access to Youth First's school social work and af- ter-school programs that prevent sub- stance abuse, promote healthy behav- iors, and maximize student success. HOMES Now Announcing! Our Feature Home The Adventure home • Mojave Series is spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bath, 2,280 square feet home boasts walk-in closets, granite countertops, lighted mirrors, auto-close drawers, gorgeous laminate flooring and 8x8 side walls. 814 NIBLACK BLVD., VINCENNES • 1-800-743-7004 • WWW.BAIRDVINCENNES.COM Ask us how we can customize this home to fit your needs! Real Estate Auction 3 Houses • 12 Acres • Petersburg TERMS: 10% down payment will be required day of auction and applied to the purchase price (Nonrefundable). The balance will be due at closing. Possession will be given at closing (45 days or less). Closing costs will be split between buyer and seller. Property is offered in "AS IS" condition. All inspections must be made prior to auction at bidder's expense. Final bid is subject to owner's approval. Property is not being offered subject to financing. Thursday, May 30 • 6:30 p.m. 224 W. Pike Ave., Petersburg Tract 1: 0.6 +/- Acres Tract 2: 0.7 +/- Acres Tract 3: 12.7 +/- Acres with 10' easement to cemetery Graber Auctions Mark J. Graber, Auctioneer | Real Estate Broker AU19400133 | RB14038047 812-254-2220 For more info & photos, OWNER: BRENDA WYATT Call Mark at 812-486-8927 for a showing DREAMY FRUIT DIP MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair School is almost out for the year and soon, graduation par- ties will be happening every- where. I remember when my children had their graduation parties. I was running around trying to get everything ready and figuring out what food would be served. So, for those of you in the same boat, I thought I would help with at least one rec- ipe this week. While people are arriving to the par- ty, they may want to snack on something before the meal is served. This recipe is one that you can pre- pare the day before so all you have to do is set it out for your guests on the day of the party. Enjoy and congratulations to your graduates! INGREDIENTS • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed • Assorted fresh fruit DIRECTIONS 1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. 2. Beat in marshmallow creme. Fold in whipped topping. 3. Serve with fruit. Store in the refrigerator. Source: tasteof Since we are now officially in the "late planting" phase of the grow- ing year, problems are beginning to compound for farmers in the area and around the nation. The problems with excessive moisture aside, we have also recently endured what some would call volatility in the grain mar- kets based around Chinese tariffs. On top of that news, A frican Swine Fever is now a disease routinely mentioned in news cycles. Other negative news abounds, but hope endures. That hope just seems muted with recent econom- ic trends in the farm, particularly soy- bean, sector. Generally speaking, any corn plant- ed after May 10 in Indiana has less than full yield potential. We are lucky to have a longer growing season down in the southern part of the state, with successful corn harvests occurring with corn planted in June in recent years. However, local cash grain pric- es are affected by regional and glob- al issues. With the north- ern Midwest having sim- ilar rain issues and a much shorter growing season, fears of less corn and more soybean being planted have dampened soybean prices over the last couple of weeks. Then a tweet was sent out on May 5. Monday grain markets shot down over fears of increases in tariffs to China and possible retaliation. Those markets edged slightly back up over the next couple of days until Friday neared, the date in which tariff increases would take effect. Thursday markets reacted accordingly, with both corn and soy- bean prices falling. The last time soy- bean prices were under $ 8 per bushel was 2007. Corn prices have been a lot worse a lot more recently, but this time of year is usually around peak price on corn. January could end up being the month of our peak price for 2019. A frican Swine Fever is not a risk to human health. The vi- rus absolutely is a risk to pigs. The fever is highly conta- gious, potentially deadly, and there exists no treatment or vaccine currently to prevent or cure infection. Similarly to the Avi- an Influenza outbreak a few years ago, the remedy is to depopulate all herds found to have infection. Luckily, the U.S. has seen no instances of this dis- ease. Unluckily, A frican Swine Fever left A frica and is now a threat in Eu- rope and Asia. In Asia, the disease was found in China in August 2018. Chi- See ECONOMY on page 5

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