Parenting Foundations Blog

Welcome to the Parenting Foundations Blog Page.  It is here that I, Brenda McSween, and a few guest bloggers post about tips and tricks to add to your parenting toolbox.  I am a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Parent Advisor with extensive experience working with children, youth and their families. I have a Bachelor of Child Studies Degree. Even with my experience and education there are days and times that I have to remind myself that parenting is a tough gig and I need to cut myself some slack.

The goal of this blog is for you to walk away feeling like you have a new tip to try or thing to consider as your child grows.

Have fun parenting!!

Child Not Sleeping??

Child Not Sleeping??

My child is not sleeping....help?? (I hear this a great deal.) The fact is there are a number of things that will affect a child's sleep. The number one issue that affects a child's sleep is actually something to be celebrated. What?? Celebrate the fact your child is...

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What is a Secure Base?

What is a Secure Base?

When a child feels connected and secure with their relationship with a parent or caregiver they can do amazing things.   Feels secure?? In recent years, there has been a great deal of emphasis on the importance of a child feeling attached or secure in a relationship...

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How to Talk to a Toddler…

How to Talk to a Toddler…

  Toddlers are wonderful little humans that are learning their way in the world. I get a number of messages from parents asking how to handle their toddler (and/or preschooler's) behaviour. Toddlers can be very difficult to parent; however, it is important to...

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Lessons I Learned from Dad

Lessons I Learned from Dad

This post was originally titled "The best gifts I received..." and was written weeks after I lost my dad in December 2018. I feel that this needs a title change to be repurposed to celebrate Father's Day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing it. I still...

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