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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
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
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
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
“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
“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
Have you ever offered to help a friend in need and then been terribly sorry later? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 10, 2013 Lacey, one of the mothers in my Parents Anonymous group, announced her son Paul’s birthday party … Continue reading
“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
“Oh can I please – please – pretty please – with sugar on top!?” By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 4, 2013 Are children are natural born beggars? No, we train them to behave this way by giving in or … Continue reading
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
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 21, 2013 Classes will begin soon if they haven’t already. Discuss expectations for the upcoming year noting accomplishments and successes from the previous year. Keep discussion upbeat and positive. It is going to be … 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
Parents are pushed to the limit by work and school schedules and most are running late and it’s only noon. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 15, 2013 There are too many stories of child abuse on the TV news … Continue reading
“I don’t have any friends!” will be a lament heard by many parents after the first day of school. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 14, 2013 Being friendless is a concern for many children and time will take care … Continue reading
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
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
Sometimes we parents become angry and act without thinking— and sometimes hurt the very children we love. Words, once they leave our lips, cannot be taken back. Putting a plan in place before it is needed can make all the … Continue reading
Gender roles are often in the news but I wonder if we are talking about it enough with spouses and children. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 11, 2013 Back in May I discussed child discipline and child abuse with a … Continue reading