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The Conference Exercise That Made Me Think


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | December 3, 2014 After reading the post, Great (and Not So Great) Expectations  from two weeks ago, I received a comment from a reader that had a childhood not unlike many of us. I was … Continue reading

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Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”


Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 3, 2014 As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you … 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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Fear As A Parenting Tool


In Parents Anonymous, we talk about parenting tools, fear isn’t one of them. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 19, 2014 “You better get it done before I get back!” “I better not hear of you monkeying around in school!” … Continue reading

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Validation Is A Valuable Gift – If You Get It


If your children were magically put in charge of you, how would they treat you? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 12, 2014 Many years ago I attended a workshop at the Parents Anonymous conference and, as always, I was … Continue reading

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What Will Your Epitaph Say About You?


A gravestone is often marked with the birth and death dates and sometimes a single line written by children of the deceased. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 22, 2013 My family and I went to Emley’s Cemetery in Imlaystown, … 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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What I Learned From Other Parents Anonymous Members


This is the first installment in the series about the extraordinary parents that taught me about parenting, life and death. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 29, 2013 With no family or friends in the area, I attended my Parents Anonymous … Continue reading

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Reporting My Husband to CPS Not Once – But Twice


When my husband would not quit hitting our girls, I had to find a way to stop him myself. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 23, 2013 Parenting differences often pop up when moms and dads do not agree on … Continue reading

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Choosing Corporal Punishment


Parents have many decisions ahead of them when babies grow into young children: vegan or meat, car or van, spanking or non-violence. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 22, 2013 When any parent chooses to use corporal punishment it makes … Continue reading

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Toddler Tantrum Tips


Toddlers’ tantrums are infuriating and embarrassing but if you can take yourself out of auto-pilot mode you can see you do have solutions. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 16, 2013 When Chelsey was born I spent months dreading the … Continue reading

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Why Join a Parents Anonymous® Support Group?


You are a parent looking for help and support but you are not quite sure if a Parents Anonymous Group is for you. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 18, 2012 Here are a few reasons a Parents Anonymous Group … Continue reading

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When The Bully is a Parent


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 14, 2012 People tell me my ‘southern’ comes out when I’m mad but some time back I could have spit nails in Walmart over the stupidest thing. We were shopping for back-to-school supplies and … Continue reading

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Contempt for Our Children?


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 29, 2012 Aesop’s quote, “familiarity breeds contempt,” is puzzling to say the least. The quote could be applied in many different situations but when applied to children and parents I think it means the … Continue reading

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One Spill Away


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 30, 2014 There are many stories of child abuse on the TV news and newspapers that stop us in our tracks. What would drive a parent do something like that to their own flesh … Continue reading

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Dial-Up


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 30, 2012 A few years ago I was researching ‘spanking’ for an article I was working on and came across a website where you could click to listen to an actual spanking as it … Continue reading

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