Tag Archives: calm

Breathing to Calm Myself


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 19, 2015 Getting calm when I was angry was difficult but it was important for my children to be safe. Anger used to slip up on me until I learned to recognize the signs. … Continue reading

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Anger: What You Can Do


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 11, 2015 Anger can steal your peace of mind and add untold stress to our lives. There are many things I would not do when I am angry: Drive a car, answer the phone, … Continue reading

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Anger Uses Time, Energy and Thought


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 13, 2014 Shopping for a vehicle when you are in a hurry is risky business. Driving 65 mph in a school zone is tempting fate. Pushing firefighters aside to run into a burning building … Continue reading

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Tip: Ask And Tell Children


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 2, 2014 Cteavin, an American blogger friend now living in Japan, shared this experience in parenting and I thought parents here in the US would find it great benefit. The technique works especially well … Continue reading

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How Ana’s Grandfather Taught Her Patience


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 8, 2014 There are lessons to be learned around us all the time. My friend Ana and I discuss many things and I am always surprised at her gentleness and composure in the face … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children The Way You Teach Your Dogs


When you get a puppy you teach them to be housebroken, to sit, stay, down and heel— kids need training too. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | December 13, 2013 Hilda, an 86-year-old member in my Parents Anonymous group, had reared several … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Back-to-School!


Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 29, 2012 August and back-to-school is lurking just around the corner. (Wipe those smiles off your faces!) Back-to-school is a favorite time of year for me too. Many schools send kids home with summer assignments … 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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