Tag Archives: trust

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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Chores: Let Kids Do What Works


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 22, 2015 My grandmother Mur used to say, “There is more than one way to skin a cat,” and she was right. This past weekend I came up with a new way to do … Continue reading

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Easy Parenting Part II


From the outside looking inward, couples never imagine how time-intensive parenting will be until they are swamped in diapers, homework and play dates. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 24, 2014 Children consume a great deal of effort, energy and … Continue reading

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The Kindness And Trust Of Others


Traveling abroad enriches the mind in unexpected ways just as it did for my own daughter. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | February 1, 2014 My daughter Katie studied art in Italy for a year. She had taught herself to play … Continue reading

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Empty Threats


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

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Kids’ Built-In Crap Detectors


Open the door to lies then doubt and truth will often take flight as well. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 28, 2013 We talk about children lying but because we are the adults in charge, we do not talk … Continue reading

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Promise Me— No Promises


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 2, 2012 Maybe you know this scenario: you can’t stop today but your child wants to make sure they don’t miss out on an opportunity for fun, “We can go there the next time? … Continue reading

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