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!!

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 we want to be, it is important that you are able to focus...

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What is the Number One Question??

What is the Number One Question??

  There are many questions I receive from tired parents. The number 1 question I get is...when is the perfect time to sleep train my child? In the video above, I discuss the important factors to consider when you deciding if and when you should sleep train. I do...

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Best gift

Best gift

I realize that this sounds cheesy but it is a reality. The best gift you can give your child is your presence. We can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Making sure our children and other family members are taken care of purchasing the...

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Why? What I am doing wrong?

Why? What I am doing wrong?

What am I doing wrong?   I get asked this question a great deal. This week I had this questions posed to me by a few people. This is when I wish I was able to be right there in the room with you.  I would want you to see the look in my eye when I am talking to...

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A Perfect Time to be Thankful

A Perfect Time to be Thankful

As we enter into the Thanksgiving weekend here is Canada, i want to take the opportunity to express some things that I am very Thankful for. I have a long list of things that I am extremely Thankful for. The following is just the tip of the iceberg.   I am Thankful...

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It’s not you, It’s me!!!

It’s not you, It’s me!!!

Does the following scenario sound familiar to you...   You are trying to interact with your child; but, your child is whining, complaining, not following the direction, dropping to the floor, etc. You begin to feel frustrated, your voice gets "sharp", you are...

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