“Oh no, if I don’t wake up in time I will be late!” When I had something important to do I would often lay awake at night thinking about how awful it would be if I were late. I had everything ready for tomorrow: Clothes, shoes, paperwork, keys, coins for tolls and other items. … [Read more...] about What Is The Worst That Could Happen?
Perspective on any situation can become a valuable eye-opening tool. As parents we want our households to run smoothly but that does not always happen. While I was wearing my Mom hat I created a mental image of my planned schedule and how I expected the day to progress. I … [Read more...] about Graded by Kids: Passing or Failing
"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not." -- James Joyce It’s not about me and it’s not about my children, it’s about the minds of the human beings I have been gifted to guide and stand with in times of trouble and triumph, … [Read more...] about 6 Things I Know for Sure About Being a Mom
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
You are not alone if you are a parent looking for some help when it comes to talking to your kids. As they get older, kids start to live in a different world and it becomes increasingly difficult to talk to them. Sometimes it might feel like you are not even speaking the same … [Read more...] about Talking To Your Kids – 5 Wise Strategies For Clear Communication