Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.
It sounds as though Jasmine has bonded with you an considers you to be her "mommy".
She is treating you like you were another kitty, meaning she wants your attention. She does not realize she is going about it in the wrong way.
This is NOT a mean or aggressive cat. She just becomes overstimulated.
The trick is to watch her body language and stop petting the instant you see her tail swish or her ears go back.
I had a similar problem with one of mine.
I put a stop to it by teaching him he will NEVER get my attention if he uses his teeth or claws. He can only get petting when he approaches me calmly and quietly.
Use a throw pillow to gently push her back if she tries to bite or scratch. Some cats do respond to saying "Ow" or a tap on the head because that is the way their fur mom would let them know they did something wrong.
Jasmine may have been taken away too early from her mom and thus never developed manners.
I had the same problem with my Alec. I used the pillow trick to stop him from biting or scratching. After a few times he would back up as soon as he saw the pillow.
When Jasmine approaches calmly give an immediate food treat so she sees good behavior is rewarded.
When petting her watch closely for signs she is being over stimulated and will turn and bite.
If she acts like she is in stalk mode show the pillow and say NO - go back.Push her with the pillow, if necessary.
Tire her out by playing with toys that don't put her in that prey mode where she wants to "kill" the toy.
Use a puzzle rug:
I would also use a feliway plug-in to keep her calm.
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