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Snooping, Yes or No?


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 29, 2015 To snoop or not to snoop, that is the question. Is it nobler to turn a blind eye or should you become a detective? In Parents Anonymous meetings, parents had many lively, … Continue reading

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Connecting School to Material Wants


Kids today handle more money than their parents did as children and some do not yet know the value of a dollar. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 25, 2015 When I first left home as a teenager, I was … Continue reading

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When Kids Don’t Seem To Eat Enough


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 21, 2015 Many parents have worried about their child not eating enough, me included. A member was recently concerned about whether or not their child was eating enough to be healthy and it reminded … Continue reading

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Teach Kids School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Again and Again


“Okay, kids, what is the giant-step rule?” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 14, 2015 Parents tell children about pedestrian and school bus safety but there is still a good chance they have forgotten what was said. • My older … Continue reading

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Easy Parenting Part I


Honestly, some of those parenting methods need a PhD to explain how it is supposed to work! By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 17, 2014 A new member to the Parents Anonymous Online Groups once asked me to give her … Continue reading

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Halloween Resources


Halloween may be one of children’s favorite holidays of the year with parents and grandparents are not be far behind! Kids certainly enjoy carved Jack-O’-Lanterns with their eerie glow. In the links below you will find: History, crafts, decorating, educational, … Continue reading

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Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior


Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | Updated September 10, 2014 When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents … Continue reading

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Getting To School On Time


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 27, 2014 Seeing a big yellow school bus instantly reminds me of Chelsey and Katie’s experiences catching a ride; frantic searches for things to cram in their backpack and teeth half brushed after a … Continue reading

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Communication Tips For Parents


How do you talk with your children; have you ever just sat down and thought about it? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 6, 2014 If you take a walk through the neighborhood – a store, school, school and so … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem In Children: What Is Our Role?


Most parents would never intentionally hurt their children, but unfortunately some do. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 23, 2014 Our self-esteem and what other people think of us are sometimes at the opposite ends of the scale. If I … Continue reading

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Labor Day – First Monday in September


Labor Day is the first Monday in September and celebrates the achievements of American workers and honors their contributions to the country as a whole. To celebrate Labor Day, parents should teach children to honor and appreciate work and the … Continue reading

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Independence Day – Fourth of July


These Independence Day – Fourth of July resources are some that I have recommended to Parents Anonymous parents. Resources are in alphabetical order according to the resource titles. If you find a broken link or have a resource to share … Continue reading

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Ramadan


These Ramadan resources are some that I have recommended to Parents Anonymous parents. Resources are in alphabetical order according to the resource titles. If you find a broken link or have a resource to share with other parents please use … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Message To Dads


Father’s Day is approaching once again with many looking forward to celebrations but for me, it is bittersweet. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 4, 2014 My parents divorced in 1975 when I was already an adult; while I was … Continue reading

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Flag Day


These Flag Day resources are some that I have recommended to Parents Anonymous parents. Resources are in alphabetical order according to the resource titles. If you find a broken link or have a resource to share with other parents please … Continue reading

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Father’s Day


These Father’s Day resources are some that I have recommended to Parents Anonymous parents. For your convenience you will find the resources in alphabetical order according to the resource titles. If you find a broken link or have a resource … Continue reading

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Get Kids (Learning) Playing


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 28, 2014 Many parents look forward to children’s vacations from school but each summer also brings dread. What do you do when the kids finally utter the first ‘I’m bored’? Boredom can be so … 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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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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Toss Punishment – Keep Discipline


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | March 26, 2014 If a parent punishes a child, what does a child learn from that? ‘Punishment’ is a very ugly word and I wish parents would take that word, write it down on a … Continue reading

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Ten Tools For Parents


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | March 19, 2014 “Just come and get this kid!” was often the plea I heard from parents as a volunteer on the Family Helpline. By the time parents made the call to the Family Helpline … 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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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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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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Motivation To Stop Smoking


Did you not choose a resolution for the New Year? Then I have a good one for you from the Tobacco Nazi! By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 1, 2014 Drumroll please…….! Cigarette smoke kills more than 5 million people … Continue reading

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Positive and Negative Moods


“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

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Trust the Group


Parents second-guess many decisions made when their children were young but we all did the best we could. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 6, 2013 Last night I saw a scary movie meant for children and immediately my thoughts … Continue reading

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Appreciate Children’s Efforts


Instructions are important, especially to children doing a chore for the first time. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 30, 2013 When I was about six years old we lived in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sand was everywhere; on our floors, … Continue reading

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Choices Give Kids Power


“When you take a parent’s old discipline tools away, you need to replace them with new tools.” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 2, 2013 I made that comment during a TV interview many years ago for a documentary about … 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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