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Halloween and Mischief Night Safety for Children


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | Revised October 8, 2014 It is a child’s job to have fun on Halloween and it is a parent’s job to keep them safe while they do that. Mischief Night “Mischief Night” or “Devil’s Night,” … Continue reading

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Depression and Feeling Better – Part II


Depression is common among parents from time to time but should not define your life. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 9, 2014 The Parents Anonymous Group I attended was much like any group in society; almost everyone experiences prolonged … Continue reading

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Get Children To Be Responsible For Their Room


The age-old problem of getting children to clean their rooms is one of the top issues discussed in Parents Anonymous Groups around the globe. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 21, 2014 There are almost as many solutions, though, as … Continue reading

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The Need To Know: Child Into Adulthood


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 14, 2014 Children can often help parents reduce stress and help themselves at the same time. In and out of my Parents Anonymous Group, I have come across many parents dealing with situations that … Continue reading

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Which Is It, Chores Or Punishment?


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 30, 2014 What if you won a contest and the prize was for a genie to instantly clean and do menial jobs around your home for you? Sounds wonderful, does it not? A busy … Continue reading

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Morning Stress Makeover


What is the number one thing that people could do at night to reduce morning stress? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 29, 2013 When my daughters were younger I often told them to pick out their clothes before they … Continue reading

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At The End Of My Rope


Little feet following my every step and more questions than I had answers – was it really so long ago? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | December 18, 2013 This week I was talking with a friend by e-mail about different … Continue reading

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Parent Leadership and What That Means to Me


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

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PMS and Changing Consequences


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

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Telephone Interruption Rules


“Rrrrring! Rrrrring!” That was a cue at the Ramirez household for the girls to stretch limits and my patience. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 12, 2013 A telephone is one way I volunteered for many years as a Helpline … 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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What I learned From Other Parents Anonymous Members (Part 2)


Having objective feedback from other caring individuals was invaluable to me— a mom with anger issues who was often unsure of herself. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 5, 2013 Gratitude spills all over when I think of everything I … 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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Soup to Nuts’ 100th Reminder Celebration


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

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Children Being Bad: Caught On Tape!


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 20, 2013 My daughter Chelsey was nine-years-old and driving me nuts over the simplest things. I wished my Parents Anonymous group members could see what I was dealing with every morning. That gave me … Continue reading

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