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Parenting Tips, Potty Training

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Potty training while on the go can feel overwhelming. There’s a lot going on and the last thing you want to have happen is an accident while you’re out and about. In today’s video, I share potty training essentials (aka MUST HAVES) while traveling. I also share quick tips to keep in mind when on […]

Potty Training On The Go | What You Need & What You Need To Know

Play

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How much independent playtime is okay? How often should I be playing with my baby/child? If you’ve ever wondered those questions then this video is for you! In today’s video, I’ll be sharing how much time you should be playing with your child and how much time your child should be playing independently. TIMESTAMPS ► […]

How Much Time Should You Be Playing With Your Kid?

School

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Are you interested in learning where to begin when it comes to preparing your child for daycare, preschool, or Kindergarten? To me, children’s books are one of my favorite ways to begin to emotionally prepare children for change. Books help to open the conversation, normalize feelings, and teach children how to cope with their big […]

Starting School: Children’s Book Haul

Parenting Tips

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Are you nervous about your child starting school soon especially if they’ve been isolated for so long given everything that’s happened this past year? If so, today’s video is for you. In this video you’ll learn 10 practical tips for emotionally preparing your child for preschool or Kindergarten. Be sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube […]

Prepare Your Child for Daycare or School | Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness

Parenting Tips

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Is your child constantly throwing things? Whether it’s out of frustration or excitement, this behavior can be so frustrating as parents. In today’s video, I’m going to be sharing: ✔Typical age this behavior starts ✔Common reasons it happens ✔Step by step how to handle the behavior in the moment Last week’s video: How to teach […]

How to Stop Kids From Throwing Things

Parenting Tips

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Is your child quick to fly off the handle? Do you want to help them learn how to cope with intense feelings like anger and disappointment? If so, just know – you’re not the only one. Teaching our children how to manage their big emotions is hard work and it’s a skill that takes time […]

How to Teach Your Child to Calm Down | Teaching Mindfulness to Toddlers and Kids

Parenting Tips

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Nothing gets our heart rates up as parents/caregivers/teachers then seeing our children scream and cry over toys. Whether it’s between siblings, cousins, or peers, witnessing toy battles that seem to be endless is exhausting and frustrating, am I right? I know how hard it is to see our children struggle with sharing, taking turns, and […]

How to Stop Toddler from Snatching Toys | Tips for Teaching Kids to Share

Discipline

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Today, I want to talk about biting! I get this question so often so we need to talk! Biting is actually quite common amongst young children but I know that’s not what you came here to hear! In today’s video, I’ll be spilling the tea ☕️ on the best ways to prevent & manage biting […]

Toddler BITING: How to Prevent and Manage Biting in Kids

Parenting Tips

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We all have disagreements with our partner or co-parent from time to time. It’s a normal part of being in a relationship with someone, but is it healthy to fight in front of your kids?! In today’s video, I share 5 Rules to Keep In mind the next time you and your partner have a […]

Is It OK to Argue in Front of Your Kids? | 5 Rules to Keep in Mind When Arguing in Front of Your Kids

Parenting Tips

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Today we’re talking about thumb sucking.  This question was actually inspired by questions I get inside my private parent coaching community, The Mom Sisterhood.  Did you know that thumb sucking is actually incredibly common in children? Research suggests that between 70-90 percent of children suck their thumb at some point. Most children will gradually grow […]

Thumb Sucking: Why it Happens & Best Way to Stop 

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Happy Play Challenge Week! This week, I wanted to switch it up & have some fun! I thought I’d share what my 3-year old daughter received for her birthday. In this video, I share clips of her and her sister enjoying their new toys. TIMESTAMPS ► Introduction: 0:00- ► Item 1: 2:05 ► Item 2: […]

Preschooler Birthday Present Haul

Tantrums

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Interested in learning where to begin when it comes to teaching your child about feelings? To me, children’s books are one of my favorite ways to begin to teach toddlers and preschoolers about feelings.  Books help to open the conversation, normalize feelings, and teach children how to cope with their big feelings. A couple weeks […]

Books to Help Kids With Their Emotions

Parenting Tips

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Are you expecting another child? First of all, congratulations! A new sibling can have a huge impact on your family. This experience can look so different than with your first child. This time around, you’re likely wondering how your older child will respond to their new sibling and how best to prepare them for this […]

How to Help Your Toddler Adjust to New Baby

Parenting Tips

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Life is full of change.  Whether it’s good change, like expecting a new sibling, or unexpected change like needing to travel for a family emergency, change stresses us all out, including our children.  Whenever possible, you want to prepare your child for the upcoming change to cut back on behavioral issues and big feelings.  In […]

How to Prepare Your Child for Change

Tantrums

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Did you know tantrums & aggressive behaviors are common in the early years? Yup, that’s right.  Your child’s brain is still growing so skills like communication, emotional regulation and conflict resolution are still not fully developed.  While this is true, there are things you can do at home to help your child learn tools to […]

Children’s Book Haul | Toddler & Preschooler Anger Management

Play, Uncategorized

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Are you tired and burned out (or as I like to say “crispy”) from playing all the time? Does even thinking about playing with your child stress you out? I’m a huge fan of play. There are so many benefits, not only for our child’s development but also for our overall connection with our child […]

Easy Play Ideas For Kids When You’re Tired (With Things You Already Have!)

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If there’s anyone who knows what you’re going through, it’s me. I’ve got two kids of my own, and while motherhood is a blessing beyond measure, people rarely talk about the dark side of it – the side filled with tantrums, yelling, and your-favorite-dresses-filled-with-milk-and-purée.

Well, I’ve spent my life encouraging moms to stand up, speak up, and do what it takes to put themselves back on their to-do list. This is the first step to a smoother-sailing journey through motherhood, and with access to my online community and sisterhood, you’ll soon have the confidence to mother like a mother – from keeping toys in cots to potty training to winning the war against bedtime resistance and beyond.

Hi there! I’m Jazmine. Clinical psychologist, author, parent educator, and most importantly, mother.

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