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 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 snapping...

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Tantrums on the go!

Tantrums on the go!

Traveling with young children is an amazing opportunity to create so many memories with your children. The most memorable memories for you may be when your child is throwing himself/herself down on the floor in the airport or screaming bloody murder of the plane!...

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Early Mornings Getting the Best of you??

Early Mornings Getting the Best of you??

This time of year I get a flood of inquiries about early morning wakings. If your child is waking up way before you are ready to wake up, know that you are not alone! What is it about this time of year that causes this common theme?..any guesses?? The answer...the...

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Naps: When do I just give up!

Naps: When do I just give up!

"What do I do if my child just will not fall asleep?"...sound familiar. It should because it is a very common question. Many families that I work with wonder what they should do if their child is simply refusing to nap. You would think that if your child is tired they...

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