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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Today is Kid Glove Day!

Today is Kid Glove Day!

I am declaring that today, March 15th is International "Kid Gloves Day".   You may have heard the saying "handle them with kid gloves". When we are handling someone or something with Kid Gloves, we are being gentle, kind, and caring. This is a good motto for...

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