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Rather listen? You can do that here! As a psychologist and mom of three, I don’t always know the right things to say at the right times nor do I always say things how I mean to say them.  What helps me is having a few go-to phrases to fall back on during stressful moments […]

Steal My Go-To Parenting Phrases For the Most Challenging Situations (Tantrums, Defiance, Conflict, Mistakes and more!)

Parenting Tips, School

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Rather listen? You can do that here! 90% of your child’s brain develops by age 5. To ‘develop’ is to change, and your child’s brain is changing at rapid speed.  In fact, your child’s brain makes at least 1 million new neural connections every SECOND – far more than any other time in their life.  […]

Top 5 things to teach your child by age 5 (& how to prepare for Kindergarten)

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Rather listen? You can do so here! Many of us were taught ‘stranger danger’- Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t trust them. Leave them alone.  Yet only 28 percent of child abductions happen by strangers. And when it comes to child abuse in general, the vast majority of it happens at the hands of someone children […]

The #1 Life Saving Skill You Can Teach Your Child (“Tricky People”)

Discipline, Parenting Tips

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Would you rather listen? Click here for the podcast episode! Children’s misbehavior is often a reflection of issues within the family system. Behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum and as parents, it’s vital we zoom out so that we can accurately understand what’s going on.  It’s much easier, though, to focus on our child and […]

6 Hard Truths That Will Make Your Life Easier As A Parent

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RATHER LISTEN? HERE’S A LINK TO THE EPISODE ON MY PODCAST. You speak anywhere from 7,000 to 14,000 words a day.  In the vast sea of so many words, there are certain words and phrases that stick out in the human mind – those which are said out of anger.  There are just certain things you […]

Top 5 Things to Never Say to Your Child

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to the episode on my podcast. “Most children are amazing critical thinkers before we silence them.” – bell hooks Children naturally have a thirst for knowledge – they come into this world eager to study it – yet we as adults take this for granted.  They naturally question everything, tinker around, […]

Raising Critical Thinkers

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to the episode on my podcast. I have learned more about parenting from my mother than any degree, research article, book, or lecture.  And so have you.  For better or worse, we are shaped by our relationships, especially those we have in childhood.  Yes, learning, unlearning, and relearning are important to […]

Life changing lessons my mother taught me

Parenting Tips

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Blog Article Written by Karey O’Hara, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. Navigating the journey of separation and divorce brings its own set of challenges, and as a parent, a predominant concern often lingers: “What can I do to ensure the very best for my children, whom I love more than anything?” This […]

Building Resilience in Children Amidst Divorce | Research-Based Strategies for Parents

Discipline, Parenting Tips

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to the episode on my podcast. We know our kids need both LOVE & LIMITS, but what does that sound like in everyday life? Here’s the Recipe For Healthy Boundaries: Empathy – Try to see the situation from your child’s eyes. What is THEIR perspective? Identify and communicate this to […]

Top 3 Mistakes Parents Make When Setting Boundaries

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Rather listen? Here’s a link to this episode on my podcast! Navigating feelings of frustration and hurtful language (both towards others and oneself) is hard. Here’s a quick story time of how I handled this with my 6-year old! While trying to attempt new tricks with her hula hoop, my 6-year old grew frustrated and blurted […]

My Daughter Said, “I’m Stupid!” – Here’s How I Responded

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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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