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!!

Dealing with the Unexpected

Children (like most humans) are creatures of habit. When something unexpected happens it can throw things upside down in their little world. Children, especially young children, will struggle to discuss the changes that happened but you will know they are affected by...

Dad: Is he babysitting?

Is he babysitting??? (insert my scrunched up "are you serious" face) When our son is not with me, I have been asked if his Dad was at home babysitting? Excuse me while I rant for a minute or two…     No, he is not babysitting. He is parenting! Why does this drive me...

Let Them Get Messy!!!

A scene that I see being played out over and over again is when little ones are exploring or eating with a parent right on top of the child cleaning up after them. It drives me bonkers sometimes! I get that there are people that are really fearful of germs; however,...

Dream Feed: To Recommend or Not?

As with all things related to babies, there are many opinions about a dream feed. This post is based on my experience; however, I realize it may not be the same experience for you. Lets first start with the basics...   What exactly is a dream feed? A dream feed is...

Sleep Sack: Is it really necessary?

There are so many different gadgets and things available for infants and toddlers now that is can be overwhelming as a parent. You may find yourself asking...Is this really necessary? Is a sleep sack something that is needed or not?? If you are reading this as a new...

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