June 2013

What is the True Cost of Child Abuse?

June 27, 2013

If the invisible damage showed up like bruises and marks, perhaps parents would think twice. About ten years ago Mr. Ramirez was partly dozing off after a long day and watching a TV program about World War II. I was getting ready to facilitate the online group and was killing time reading. I was looking […]

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My First Parents Anonymous Meeting

June 25, 2013

I was losing it with my daughter and needed help; my plea was answered by many other parents. Chelsey and Katie were pretty good kids but after we moved to Long Branch, New Jersey, homework became a nightmare for Chelsey and me. The school had not received the transfer documents from her previous school so […]

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How serious is Cyberbullying?

June 22, 2013

The internet might give you super fast access to the world’s information with just a few clicks but it is also home to various scammers and spammers. As if digital felons trying to steal your credit card information or tricking you into buying a useless product was not enough; the information superhighway, in recent years, […]

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Surviving Summer

June 21, 2013

We were all so looking forward to summer, weren’t we, mamas? Long, uninterrupted days of nothing that we had to do! Now a week later, there is nothing to do! Ah summer..you are wrecking our homes with your flip flops at the front door and your wet towels on the back deck. Summer, you also […]

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What I Learned From Other Parents Anonymous Members

June 20, 2013

This is the first installment in the series about the extraordinary parents that taught me about parenting, life and death. With no family or friends in the area, I attended my Parents Anonymous group meeting every week for many years. Having a group of parents – mothers and fathers – to compare notes with was […]

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Toddler Tantrum Tips

June 18, 2013

Toddlers’ tantrums are infuriating and embarrassing but if you can take yourself out of auto-pilot mode you can see you do have solutions. When Chelsey was born I spent months dreading the terrible twos. I had heard two-year-olds spent sometimes a year or more lying flat on their backs, screaming and kicking and more often […]

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