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!!

Safe Place to Land

Safe Place to Land

I often have conversations with parents that tell me that their child acts completely different around them. People will complain that their child will throw epic meltdowns, scream, yell, cry, or are rude to them. I will then congratulate those parents. Say what!!!...

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The best gifts I received…

The best gifts I received…

This time of year can be very difficult when you have lost a loved one. Recently, my father passed away. Going into the holiday season I am choosing to look at the gifts he gave me. It is my sincere desire to pass these gifts on to our children as well. My father was...

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The Colour of Noise

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 wakes...

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Putting a lid on it..

Putting a lid on it..

How can we help our little ones regulate their emotion?   The amount of energy that comes out of the bodies of little children can be absolutely amazing and overwhelming at the same time. There are many times when we end up saying.."would you just stop" when your...

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