When you are really listening and trying to understand your children it is important to guard against some of the things that seem to come naturally when you are trying to help. Often when our children express their fears, hurts, and anger, we rush in to “fix things”... It is … [Read more...] about Three Top Tips to Help Parents Fight the Urge to “Fix” Everything!
Many years ago my favorite non-stick frying pan disappeared from its usual place in the kitchen and I could not find it for the life of me. For more than a week I looked everywhere: in the oven, in the pantry, under the island, in the cabinets, under the sink and even in the … [Read more...] about What We Learned from a Missing Frying Pan
Hypocritical as that may sound but even smoker parents do not want their children to take up the habit of smoking. Most children start with ‘smoking just for the heck of it’ and before you know it they are well on their way to becoming chain smokers. It is precisely why people … [Read more...] about 3 ways to ensure that your kids never take up smoking
Your world can be changed with three little words and they are not “I love you.” Last week a dear friend and co-member from my Parents Anonymous Group contacted me to ask me a strange and perplexing question. “Do I have a singsong voice?” Carley asked worried. “I think it … [Read more...] about “Mom, am I Ugly?”
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