- Could Parents Anonymous Have Helped My Mother?
- When You See Child Abuse In Public
- The Passage of Time: A Message for Parents
- Why Is Parenting So Difficult?
- Tips On Change
- Preventing Parent Deafness
- Personal Safety Tips For Children
- Benefits of Good Manners
- Customs, Traditions and Rituals
- Breathing to Calm Myself
- What Is The Number One Life Skill Kids Need?
- Back-To-School Tips
- Call Out Racism Where It Lives
- “YOU Are A Terrible Person!”
- Bragging Parents Not Welcome
- Making the Best Use of Group Time
- Edicts to Last a Lifetime
- Discarded Wallet
- Mom vs. Dad Parenting Articles
- Toddler Tantrums: Parent Survival Tips
- Parental Perspectives
- Marvin Marshall’s Discipline Without Stress
- Snooping, Yes or No?
- Chores: Let Kids Do What Works
- Parents Taking Liberties
- Instructions: Be Clear and Concise
- Two Tricks My Mother Played Well
- When is a good time to join Parents Anonymous?
- Warning: Easter Sugar Overload!
- Dangers (Toddlers) Underfoot In The Kitchen
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By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 21, 2015 I have asked myself this question a thousand times: “Could Parents Anonymous have helped my mother?” My mother used to tell her friends about how bad I was. I didn’t do things … Continue reading
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 23, 2015 By the time people get to a self-help group, they may be at their lowest point and are desperate to change things quickly. That is true with any self-help venue whether it … Continue reading
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | December 4, 2013 This week I was cleaning out some old documents and came across a letter I had written many years ago when asked what being a Parents Anonymous Group Parent Leader meant to … Continue reading
“There is not one good thing I can say about my child!” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 20, 2013 Parents in my Parents Anonymous group heard this more than once from exasperated parents, (blush) me included. We all may … Continue reading
Are you a pushover parent? Are you putty in your child’s manipulating hands? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 19, 2013 Changing your mind is quite different from caving in to wailing pleas from a child. In the beginning of … Continue reading
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
Going to a group can help you make positive change occur in less time by focusing your efforts and asking for what you need from group members. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 12, 2013 Having volunteered on the Helpline … Continue reading
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
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
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 25, 2012 Today’s article is my 100th post on the Soup to Nuts blog and I am celebrating! A little over a year ago I did not even know what a ‘blog’ was. (It … Continue reading
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 10, 2012 Shopping for a car 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
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 26, 2012 One thing puzzles me from childhood, why did my mother keep that old sugar bowl for so long? It was small, wide at the top, narrow at the bottom, made of cheap … Continue reading
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
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 4, 2012 My grandmother Mur was only educated to the third grade but she was one of the wisest people I ever knew. She raised eight children while carrying water from a stream to … Continue reading
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 17, 2012 Self-esteem and what other people think of us are at the opposite ends of the scale. If I evaluate my worth I take into account the work I do and how others … Continue reading
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 3, 2012 When children are in one spot too long they get antsy— restless. There is no school, their friends are all busy and it’s too hot to be outdoors for long. Before you … Continue reading