Jackie Ramirez

Toss Punishment – Keep Discipline

April 22, 2014
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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 sheet of paper, then wad it up and throw it in the trash because that is where it belongs. The word itself feels […]

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Tip: Ask And Tell Children

April 17, 2014
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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 with young children throwing tantrums, acting out or other misbehavior. Read what Cteavin says: The parents or caregiver stoop down to the child’s […]

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Ten Tools For Parents

April 15, 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 they had already done everything they could think of to reach their child and get them to listen or obey. They were at […]

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Meet Bob Stone, the National 2014 Jolly K. Award Recipient

April 8, 2014

Parents Anonymous National proudly announces the recipient for the 2014 Jolly K. Award as Robert “Bob” Stone of Keansburg, New Jersey! Bob has been the go-to father and friend when someone needed a helping hand in the community. When Hurricane Sandy decimated a large portion of the Jersey shore and many of his fellow group […]

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Children Want To Be A Hero

March 11, 2014
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We learned the hard way, our heart-shaped pond held children’s attention – and real danger. My father built a rock-lined, heart-shaped goldfish pond for my mother in the back yard. The pond measured five feet at its widest point and was all of four feet deep. That pond and I are the same age and […]

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Jolly K.’s Courageous Contribution

March 4, 2014

Who is Jolly K. and why does she matter? Born in the late 1940s, Jolly K. was placed in the first foster care home as a young child. From there she would continue to endure physical and sexual abuse until she ran away for the last time as a teenager. To support herself, she began […]

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