Tag Archives: co-parenting

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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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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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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Empty Threats


Never make a threat you are not going to carry out. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 29, 2013 “You are grounded for a month!” “By the time you finish with this you’ll be collecting Social Security!” “You cannot leave … 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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Limits and Dealing with Upsetting News Events


Drawing limits can help lessen stress and reduce the impact of network news. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 4, 2013 My grandmother Mur used to say, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any at all,” then … Continue reading

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Getting Your Needs Met in a Parents Anonymous Group


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

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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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The Volunteer Wizard of Oz


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 28, 2013 Volunteering on the Parents Anonymous Family Helpline is a little like being the Wizard of Oz. We always tell people who call the line that we are not trained counselors but that … Continue reading

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Co-Parenting Notebook for Children


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 7, 2013 Divorce complicates an already hectic life and can add to stress to make duties and activities even harder to deal with calmly. Planning ahead with the use of a notebook for each … Continue reading

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Tips for Divorce and Co-Parenting


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 6, 2013 Divorce is a tough issue in group or anywhere for that matter. We often hear ‘unconditional love’ used to describe how we feel about our children but it is truer in describing … Continue reading

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