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Parenting Tips, Tantrums

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! When tension runs high, it’s tempting to match our children’s emotions and meet their anger with anger but it rarely works. All we’re left with is disconnection and lots of guilt.  Here’s what to practice instead. What is de-escalation? De-escalation is responding to our child’s […]

How to De-Escalate An Angry Child

Screen Time

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! Instead of avoiding screens, teach your kids how to have a healthy relationship with them! Focus on building a foundation of open communication, digital safety & healthy screen habits.  And the earlier we start teaching these things, the better!  To help you get started, here […]

Instead of teaching kids to avoid screens, teach them this!

Parenting Tips, Tantrums

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! Navigating our children’s intense emotions can sometimes feel like we’re walking on eggshells. Here’s what to avoid saying to an angry child & why. 1. “Take a deep breath.”  A common mistake is encouraging kids to practice a coping skill in the heat of the […]

5 Things Your Child Doesn’t Want to Hear When They’re Angry

Book/Gift List, Play

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Even though I have 2 older daughters, watching my 9-month-old’s curiosity, determination and delight in learning about the world around him is one of my favorite parts of parenting right now.  Whether it’s pulling up to stand, learning how to play fetch with our pet dog (yes, he’s learning how to grab and “throw” the […]

3 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Child Meets Their Milestones!

Parenting Tips, Tantrums

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! I know a lot of focus is on helping kids make better choices so that we raise respectful humans and I love this.  But we also need to balance these conversations with holding ourselves accountable & shining a light on the ways in which we […]

5 Ways We Trigger Our Kid’s Anger Without Realizing It

Parenting Tips

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! I know it’s tempting to fall back on shouting at our kids to hurry when we’re in a rush. But it often just leads to more dawdling because now they feel pressured and can sense our impatience. Here’s what to say instead! 1. Say […]

What to Say Instead of “Hurry Up!!”

Book/Gift List

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Shop my must have toys, gifts & books that are both FUN and boost open ended play, social-emotional development and crucial life skills!

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids 0 to 5!


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With the holidays fast approaching and Thanksgiving around the corner, you might be wondering when and how to teach kids about the true history behind Thanksgiving. Read on to learn more.

How To Teach Kids About The True History of Thanksgiving

Parenting Tips, Tantrums

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You’ve been trying all the latest tips and tricks for tantrums, but it seems to make your toddler angrier. In this blog, I break down the common reasons and what to do and say during your toddler or preschooler’s tantrums.

How to Handle Your Toddler or Preschooler’s Tantrums: What to Say and Do

Discipline, Parenting Tips, Tantrums

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I think one of the biggest parenting triggers is whining. Whining makes it hard to think clearly and step into our best selves. Let me share with you why kids whine, what to say when your child whines, and how to stop kids from whining.

How to Stop Kids Whining & Help Them Speak Calmly

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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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