Category Archives: Education

Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior


Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | Updated September 10, 2014 When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents … Continue reading

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Get Kids (Learning) Playing


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 28, 2014 Many parents look forward to children’s vacations from school but each summer also brings dread. What do you do when the kids finally utter the first ‘I’m bored’? Boredom can be so … Continue reading

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Fun By Natasha: Bucket List Rewards


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 7, 2014 Parents never cease to amaze me with their ingenuity and drive to bring up their children to be happy and productive adults. Natasha shared her method for choosing and earning reward activities … Continue reading

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Jolly K.’s Courageous Contribution


Who is Jolly K. and why does she matter? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 26, 2014 Born in the late 1940s, Jolly K. was placed in the first foster care home as a young child. From there she would … Continue reading

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The Kindness And Trust Of Others


Traveling abroad enriches the mind in unexpected ways just as it did for my own daughter. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 1, 2014 My daughter Katie studied art in Italy for a year. She had taught herself to play … Continue reading

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Lesson On Bullying


Children know what it feels like to be bullied, but how do you explain what happens inside the person who is being bullied in terms a child can understand. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 4, 2014 A friend and … Continue reading

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Learning To Tell Time


O’clock, a quarter of, half past – what does it all that mean? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | December 25, 2013 As kids go, I must have been one of the hardest to teach how to tell time. My fourth … Continue reading

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Trust the Group


Parents second-guess many decisions made when their children were young but we all did the best we could. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 6, 2013 Last night I saw a scary movie meant for children and immediately my thoughts … Continue reading

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Social Media and Photos of Our Children


New horror film: Woman was never able to find gainful employment – her parents posted her baby photos on Facebook! By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 26, 2013 In the past three or four years I have come to know … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure and Allowance


Fifteen-year-olds do not turn into crazed consumers overnight but there is hope. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 25, 2013 Recently a mother was shocked and bewildered when her son demanded she buy him the latest gadget while cursing and … Continue reading

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Parents: Note-Taking Methods for Your Students


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 28, 2013 Successful students use many different methods to take notes in class. Below are nine proven methods from different reliable sources compiled by Barbara J. Feldman of Surfnetkids.com. Please look these over and … Continue reading

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What’s the Volume of Your Home?


We instinctively cover our ears when we know we are about to hear an extremely loud noise, but what about those loud noises we do not expect? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 21, 2013 Extremely loud sounds do not … Continue reading

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Trayvon’s Law Summary – NAACP


Trayvon’s Law Summary – NAACP In light of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the overwhelming national awareness around numerous issues surrounding this case, the NAACP has developed a set of policy principles called “Trayvon’s Law” which embody legislative … Continue reading

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Dial-Up and Spanking


Writing about spanking drums up negative images from my childhood that makes it seem like just yesterday. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 8, 2013 Many will remember the early years of computers when our internet connections via telephone lines … Continue reading

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Pets for Kids: Things To Consider


From a parent’s perspective, a pet shop’s best sales clerks are all four-legged or feathered, crawl, swim or slither. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 7, 2013 Pets can be wonderful for children and there are benefits as well: improved … Continue reading

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“Retard” & “Retarded” – Teach Kids Now


Many children have uttered the term “retard” or “retarded” to express their dislike of someone or during an argument not thinking of the group of people they offend. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 1, 2013 Children – and many adults … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Wilson – Catalyst for Change


Hobbies are wonderful for children and it is even more fun when the whole family can get involved. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 31, 2013 My daughter Chelsey expressed a keen interest in cemeteries when she was about three … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls and their Fathers


Teenage girls who have positive relationships with their fathers have higher self-esteem and are less likely to be depressed. I am open to your thoughts on this; send me a message. Copyright © 2014 Jackie Saulmon Ramirez. All Rights Reserved. … Continue reading

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