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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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Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”


Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 3, 2014 As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you … Continue reading

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Support Group Wisdom


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 20, 2014 The Parents Anonymous Group was a wealth of information; I wonder how I could ever have managed without it and the members. Here are a few quick tips that I learned in … Continue reading

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Mur: Think In Terms Of Ten Years


We learn much about parenting from the people around us, especially those we love. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 11, 2014 My grandmother Mur was only educated to the third grade but she was one of the wisest people … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Promise Not Kept


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 16, 2014 Can your children count on you? Can your kids count on what you say today meaning the same thing tomorrow? When nine-year-old Chelsey was in the fifth grade, Mr. Ramirez wanted her … Continue reading

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Bribery And Rewards: What’s The Difference?


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 9, 2014 Parents in my Parents Anonymous Group often discussed bribery and rewards but many confused the two. What exactly is the difference and why does it matter? HINT: Bribes are not planned beforehand … 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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Children Want To Be A Hero


We learned the hard way, our heart-shaped pond held children’s attentions – and real danger. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | March 5, 2014 My father built a rock-lined, heart-shaped goldfish pond for my mother in the back yard. The pond … 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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Nightmare Solutions For Children


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | January 15, 2014 Nightmares have frightened us all at different times in our lives and that is as normal as waking up in the morning. From what we know now, nightmares can occur as early … 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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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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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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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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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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Thanksgiving at Age Six


When children are little, the holidays all seem to run together somehow. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 27, 2013 Looking back, I was a pretty scrawny kid at six and my older brother was two-years larger than me. We … 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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What Is The Worst That Could Happen?


“Oh no, if I don’t wake up in time I will be late!” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 7, 2013 When I had something important to do I would often lay awake at night thinking about how awful it … 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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Lucy and Ricky’s World No More


“I cannot believe they allow that on television; what’s the world coming to!” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 31, 2013 When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, Ricky and Lucy Ricardo were required to sleep in twin beds and … Continue reading

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