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When we’re frustrated with our kids, we tend to move like everythings an emergency. In this blog, I’ll share exactly what to say in the moment when you’re feeling frustrated in front of your kids.

How to Manage Your Anger and Frustration as a Parent

Parenting Tips

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A quick story time about morning impatience, rush, and stress to show how I used my power of awareness to harness more patience and calm.

How to Be a Patient Parent When You’re in a RUSH

Bedtime/Routines, Parenting Tips, Potty Training

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The early days and weeks of potty training can be really tricky and MESSY! With all the accidents and resistance, it can be hard to know what to do and say while potty training. In this blog, I’ll breakdown top phrases to avoid saying while potty training, why you want to avoid these phrases, and what to do and say in the moment for more potty training success!

Big Toddler Transitions: Tips on When to Tackle Potty Training, Pacifiers, and Toddler Beds

Parenting Tips, School

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Change and transitions can make us all feel stressed, even if it’s an exciting change, like starting a new school. It can still bring a lot of fears and anxiety. So it’s important to understand how you can best support your child as they deal with and cope with change. Let me share with you […]

8 Tips to Help Your Child Cope with Change, Stress, or Transitions

Parenting Tips

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Traveling with toddlers or babies is not always easy. My family took a trip from California to Atlanta, Georgia, with my then 3-year-old and 4-year-old. And on this trip, I learned a lot about what it’s like to fly with kids. So I’d like to share with you some of my top tips and hacks […]

Traveling with Toddlers and Babies: 12 Tips To Make Flying Easier

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Adding a new baby to the family can have a huge impact. And this experience can feel so different from the first time around because now you have another child to consider. This can make you feel worried and anxious about how your first child will adjust to this big change in the family, and […]

How to Help Your Toddler Prepare for the New Baby

Parenting Tips, Sibling Rivalry

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In this blog, I’m going to answer some specific questions I’ve received from parents about conflict resolution. What should you do when there is conflict between siblings during play? The first question I received was from a mom who has a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. She said she often finds the 3-year-old will bring toys […]

Conflict Resolution for Kids: How to Do It and What to Say

Parenting Tips

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Food throwing – it’s like the ultimate test of your patience. Can you keep your cool? And when your toddler or baby throws food, it can be annoying and frustrating. But throwing food is developmentally appropriate, especially for between 6 and 18 months.  I know you’re like, “Great, Dr. Jazmine. That’s fine and all. But […]

My Baby/Toddler Won’t Stop Throwing Food! – Ways to Prevent and Handle It

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Let’s talk about picky eating. The type of little ones that no matter what you put on their plate, they don’t want it unless it’s a hot dog, chicken nugget, cheese, some kind of carb, or junk food. And you’re ready to pull your hair out because mealtimes are no longer enjoyable since you have […]

When Your Child is a Picky Eater: 3 Mistakes to Avoid & 3 Strategies to Help

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Even the calmest and most patient parent is going to lose their cool with their toddler or child from time to time. While more patience is always the goal, it’s a small fact of life that you’re going to slip up. You’re going to make mistakes as a parent, and at times, you’re going to […]

What To Do When You Lose Your Cool With Your Child: 10 Steps to Repair

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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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