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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 9A JUST SAY "NO" Dear Parents, I have been thinking about this especially since I have been working with a lot of families and our kids this past couple of weeks. It is the importance of saying, "No" to our kids. So, here are the dreaded words.., that come out of OUR MOUTHS! "Well, okay, but just this time. Don't ask again!!!!!" Sound familiar?And we wonder why our children won't accept the answer the first time. And, although it isn't ha ha funny, it is truly humorous that we are amazed and frustrated at how often our kids, my kids, push our "no" into "yes." We absolutely know it is because we give in too many times but we just don't have the energy to argue out the issue. So, how do we get our children to respect our answer "No" the first time? Easy, say "NO" and mean it. It isn't open for discussion. Most of us have experienced the store scenes.., we say "No," the child (or in my case grandchildren) throws a fit and either we give in or we think the world suspects we're horrible parents. Either way, so-be-it! All too often we forget we are the parents and allowed to make the decisions. Some decisions we encourage the children to make, but that too is our decision. If we fail to take control; how can we expect anything different from our children? Every year at the start of my senior parent night I always start by saying, "You are the parent, they are the kids." If you are asked a question and decide to say "No," look directly in the eyes of your child or speak lovingly, but firmly on the phone and say "No." If you choose to explain, that is fine, but be careful. Once you start explaining too much, that leaves room for debate. You must say "No," give a short explanation as to whyl and end the conversation. The child may pursue you and attempt to engage in a discussion as to why you are wrong and they are right. Don't allow it. Listen attentively, give them a hug, tell them you heard them but the answer remains "No" and there will be no further discussion. If you need to, walk away. But do not offer any further discussion regarding the subject. If they still continue, ignore them. It will be hard, but if you stick to your decisions they will become final, for real! And most important say what you mean and mean what you say. Don't fall for "everyone else gets too." Dr. Sue Events: 1/29 Cash for College, 6:00-8:00, Library 1/30 Guest Speaker, 2:15 assembly 1/31 Boys & Girls Basketball at Williams 2/1 Wrestling at Corning 2/3 Ski Team at Squaw Valley 2/5 Senior Entrepreneurship Counselor's Corner for QHS Jan. 29 6-8pm@library Cash for College night for all seniors. Feb. 1 Admission/scholarship deadline, University of Nev., Reno Feb. 1 Extended admissions deadline for Cal. State U-East Bay. Feb. 13 Lions Club Speech contest applications due to Mrs. McColm. 00Give us a call today: ) General Building Contractor . Calif: Lic.'#453927 , (530)283:2035 Snow Fest set to begin Feb. 14 Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer Winter is here whether there is snow or not. That means it's time for Eastern Plumas County to gear up for the fourth annual Winter Snow Fest the weekend of Feb. 14 - 17. The yearly event provides the chance for people from at] over to come and enjoy winter in the mountains and all the festivities Eastern Plumas' snow has to offer. Snow Fest is a fundraiser for Plumas-Eureka State Park and the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. The Plumas-Eureka State Park Association, the Eastern Plumas Recreation District and the Graeagle-Plumas Alliance put it on. According to Snow Fest liaison Jack Bridge, last year's festival was a great success. It was the first year the groups hosted it at the ski hill and it was a perfect environment for the festival. This year, the weekend will be packed with activities and excitement, starting with Valentine's dinners at restaurants such as Nakoma, Longboards and Chalet View on Friday night. Saturday will, for the second time, feature the United States Snowshoe Association's California State ...... / People gather at the ski hill to cheer on Iongboard racers during last year's Winter Snow Fest. This year's festival will be held the weekend of Feb. 14 - 17. Photo by Carolyn Shipp are welcome. Bridge said last year's event was a huge hit for the association. They are expecting twice as many participants who will be eager to tackle the rugged terrain and see the spectacular views atop.the ski hill. Also on Saturday there will be the 17th annual Lake Davis Rotary Snowmobile Poker Run. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The run challenges participants to a game of poker while on a snowmobile. There will be checkpoints along the way where each participant will be given a card. At the end of the run the individual with the best hand wins. At the ski lodge, there will be tubing for all ages as well as a snowshoe clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The inaugural Snowshoe Thompson Championship Cup relay race will take off at 11:30. The race is a four-person relay, where teams of four community members will cover 2.5 kilometers each for a chance to win a perpetual "growler" trophy. The trophy has all of its refills donated for a year courtesy of The Brewing Lair in Graeagle. There will also be a longboard ski demonstration and a kids' snowshoe race from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with snowshoes and supervision donated by Sierra Nevada Journeys kids camp. From 11 a.m. to noon there will be a cross-country ski and snowshoe tour at Plumas-Eureka State Park and cross-country skiers and showshoers of all levels are welcome to come enjoy the winter wonderland. Sunday will feature the Plumas Ski Club Longboard Races at the Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. The public and participants alike have an opportunity to take a step back in time with the traditional ski races. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. but racing starts at noon. There will be food provided by Nakoma restaurant, and beverages courtesy Eureka Peak Brewing Co. and The Brewing Lair available for purchase on both days, Tickets will be available at the gate. All of the proceeds for the festival will be split between the Johnsville Ski Hill Project and Plumas-Eureka State Park. 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