Jackie Ramirez

Parents Anonymous’ Bonus Effect

November 13, 2014
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“Parents Anonymous is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” I’d say, and the next question is, “If it works so well, then why did you attend for so long?” The answer to that was easy: “Little kids have little problems, bigger kids have bigger problems; No single parenting solution solves all the problems parents encounter.” […]

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Stroking: What It Is and How It Works

November 11, 2014
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“Stroking” is something that one of our Parents Anonymous facilitator mentioned often to members. It is such a simple thing, really, but something we may not think of too often. Stroking is a powerful tool that can potentially turn around moods and attitudes between people and does not require touching in spite of the label. […]

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Easy Parenting Part III – The Don’ts List

October 7, 2014

Here are a few don’ts that found their way onto my easy parenting list; some came from the Freehold Parents Anonymous Group members and one came from Chelsey – who felt we were too strict (A sure sign of good parenting!). Don’t Correct Children in Front of Others Correcting children is a parent’s duty but […]

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Easy Parenting Part II

October 2, 2014
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From the outside looking inward, couples never imagine how time-intensive parenting will be until they are swamped in diapers, homework and play dates. Children consume a great deal of effort, energy and attention as they grow but it does get better. The more care and training invested in the first few years, the easier it […]

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Easy Parenting Part I

September 30, 2014
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Honestly, some of those parenting methods need a PhD to explain how it is supposed to work! A new member to the Parents Anonymous Online Groups once asked me to give her a list of Dos and DON’Ts so she could learn all there was to know about being a good parent. *sigh* She was […]

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Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior

September 18, 2014
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Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents Anonymous group. The facilitator said, “Any time there is a weather change you can expect the kids’ behavior to change.” Several teachers and daycare […]

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