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The Passage of Time: A Message for Parents


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 7, 2015 On those seemingly never-ending days when no energy remains except to crawl into bed, think about this: Last week I banged away at my keyboard, finishing up end-of-the-month work and was distracted … Continue reading

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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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Anger Builds Unless Safely Vented


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 30, 2014 A wise and funny man, Dr. Laurence J. Peter once said, “Speak when you are angry—and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Not only was he wise, he was right. … Continue reading

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Learning To Tell Time


O’clock, a quarter of, half past – what does it all that mean? By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | December 25, 2013 As kids go, I must have been one of the hardest to teach how to tell time. My fourth … 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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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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The Old Stale Potato Chip Theory


“This kid is driving me nuts; every time I turn around I bump into him!” Shortly after coming to Parents Anonymous I heard a new term called the “stale potato chip theory.” The facilitator explained it this way, “Children prefer … Continue reading

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