For the Love of Sleep

Sleep deprivation got you down? Need some strategies to help your little one sleep better? Brenda understands (she’s been there) and with her gentle teaching methods you will both be sleeping soundly in the near future.

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Parenting Your Way

Want to be the best parent you can, but need a little help? Learn tips and ideas suited to your parenting style.

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PF Members enjoy a sense of community through online forums and additional advice from Brenda.

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Build your parenting toolbox. Learn and apply solutions for your parenting challenges and/or your child's sleep concerns.

Sleep Solutions

Help your child get the sleep they need. I can help you increase your child’s ability to sleep longer using a gentle caring manner.

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Parenting Solutions

Fill your Parenting Toolbox with tips and tricks that work for you. I will provide you with ideas based on your parenting style

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PF Membership

Access additional information for various age groups plus participate in our parenting forum. Connect with other parents and Brenda online.

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I, Brenda McSween, am the very proud mother of a wonderful young man and the extra caring adult (aka stepmom) to two wonderful young adult males. When I became a mom I was floored at all the conflicting information that is available to parents. It became my mission to help others find the best solutions to their parenting concerns. My dream of being a Parent Advisor became a reality and Parenting Foundations was born.

I have over 20 years of professional experience working with children and families and hold a Bachelors of Child Studies Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am passionate about helping parents navigate through the wonderful adventure of raising children. In 2013, I became a Pediatric Sleep Consultant. I felt the training would add to my skill set and give parents a choice of how they teach their children to sleep effectively.

I am a firm believer that there is often more than one way to do things and that offering choices empowers parents to do what suits them and their families the best. I sift through the massive amounts of information available and offer suggestions to enhance your parenting style and/or your ability to help your child sleep.  My goal is to help parents feel they are making the best parenting and sleep choices for themselves and their child(ren).

Stop, Drop and Connect

There are many times as a parent that we see our children falling apart. Tantrums are occurring left, right and center; tears for unknown reasons, and non-compliance for no known reason. Your typically calm and quite child is losing it, your usually strongly...
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Time Change Coming

Yippee (sarcasm inserted here) we have a time change this weekend! We will find ourselves moving our clocks ahead an hour. So if your child usually wakes up at 7 am the clock will say 8 am!!! You will look at the clock and smile but realistically it does not mean much...
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Baby Massage Benefits

  Massage can be a great addition to your baby's routine, with benefits for both you and him. Some of the many benefits of baby massage include: Can enable babies to affirm their bond with their parents, older siblings, grandparents and other primary caregivers....
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Cribs, Bassinets and Bed Linen

The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot or bassinet with a firm, flat mattress. For an optimal sleep environment, “same place every time” allows your baby to begin to make a connection about sleep though this really isn’t established until later. It is a...
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The Colour of Noise

We often hear of the effect white noise can have on you or your child's sleep. Who knew there are other colours of noise?? Not me. My guest blog post today is from the amazing Jerylin Gan, Ph.D. about the colours of noise. Have trouble sleeping?  A toddler who...
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Tantrums: A Different Perspective

I have had the pleasure of working with Laura Karl and we share a similar belief system when it comes to tantrums. I am honoured to share her guest blog post with you. How to respond to tantrums: a Holistic Life Coach’s perspective Through my work at the Alberta...
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Signs it is Time for Your Child to Drop the Daytime Nap

Today I want to talk about signs that it may be time for your child to stop their daytime nap. This can be a sad day for parents. Trust me. I do understand and have lived through it.  There are some things you should start to look for that may be an indicator that...
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5 Tips for Dressing Your Baby

It is my pleasure to have Miranda from Joined at the Hip as a guest blogger. I asked Miranda to provide advice on dressing our little ones. As a mom to three beautiful little girls, Miranda had to quickly figure out how to dress her daughters in a timely...
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Scary Times… Daylight Savings

When I first realized that Daylight Savings was on Halloween I was a bit freaked out! It can be hard enough to adjust to the sleep lost due to all the excitement of Halloween. Now we get to deal with turning back the clocks on the same night. Who needs a haunted house...
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7 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Sleep Tonight

During my practice as a sleep professional, I've gotten used to people asking me what the secret is to getting a baby to sleep through the night. Of course, there is no ONE secret. Teaching a child healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things. But...
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Success Stories

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing families and been blessed to witness their transformations.

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