"My kids argue constantly with me and it is driving me crazy! No matter what I say they have to have the last word!” Sound familiar? Nothing pushes a parent’s buttons more than an argumentative child. I actually had a parent tell me one time, “I would pay a million dollars if … [Read more...] about Why Kids Argue And How Parents Can Stop It!
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 12, 2012 Last week I read an article by Sarah B. Weir about physicians in Canada (in the CMAJ-Canadian Medical Association Journal) calling for a ban on spanking and tossing out the law that has allowed it to continue for 120 years. The … [Read more...] about The Spanking Debate Continues
Parents Anonymous welcomes every parent (or someone in a parenting role) to the groups no matter who they are or where they come from. A new member once told our group about another parenting support group she had attended a short time before. She felt as though she had a … [Read more...] about Parents Anonymous Groups and the White Sneakers
The decision to place your preschool-aged child in day care is a major one. There are many factors to consider; some are positive, while others can be less reassuring. Yet the benefits of childcare services are significant: aside from giving parents the chance to pursue their … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Placing Children in a Professional Day Care Center
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 15, 2012 This week I was a witness to a huge foot-in-mouth blunder of a father who was impressed by another child’s mechanical abilities. He saw a teenager roughly the same age as his son amaze everyone by taking an electronic gadget apart, … [Read more...] about Open Mouth, Insert Foot