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 Parenting Coach 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!!

Why am I so tired??

Why am I so tired??

If you are a parent who is tired and wondering why, you are reading the right post! September is a month that marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall, and for many people, it is the most exhausting time of the year. There are a variety of reasons why this is...

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Be the Person You Want Your Child to Be

Be the Person You Want Your Child to Be

    As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be compassionate, kind, and responsible individuals. But have you ever stopped to think about the role you play in shaping their behaviour?   The Power of Mirror Neurons:   Did you know that...

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How Actions Speak Louder Than Words

How Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  (At first, he was saying he wanted to try the water but never went in, turns out he did not want to get wet and have to go back in the car. That makes sense.) The way your child is acting is a very large indicator of how things are going in their world. They...

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Best Laid Plan

Best Laid Plan

  ​As a parent, there are going to be many times that you have a plan in place, and it bombs! When plans bomb we will often think it is something we are doing wrong. The fact is that not all plans will work out and not all ways of dealing with a behaviour respond...

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Communication through the years

Communication through the years

Children's communication styles can vary significantly based on their age, developmental level, personality, and individual experiences. Children do communication with you using more than just words or sounds. Some general characteristics of children's communication...

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What do you need today??

What do you need today??

Parenting is not an easy gig. There are going to be many days where you feel like you are a rockstar parent and other days where you feel depleted and/or defeated as a parent. In order for you to be the parent you want to be, it is important that you are able to focus...

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