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Prescription for Disaster: Parenting Early Years Magazine Reminds Us to Secure the Medicine Cabinet

I still have a child-proof latch on the cabinet under my kitchen sink. It’s where I keep household cleaners and detergents, and while my kids are past the age (I think) of ingesting anything dangerous, it makes me feel be...
by Shannon McRae
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Despite the Heat, Take the Party Outside With Games That Make a Splash

We aren’t spending nearly enough time outside these days because of the overwhelming heat. I don’t blame my kids for not wanting to run and play in the backyard. Brief splashes in the baby pool are the extent of our...
by Shannon McRae
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7 Steps to a Child Who Naps

When my first child was an infant, I read a book by a well-known sleep expert who claimed that school children’s academic success could be directly linked to their sleep habits. The more sleep they got as young children, ...
by Shannon McRae
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Parents Magazine on How to Be a Zen Mama

I’d never describe myself as “mellow.” I thrive on getting things done, checking off tasks on my to-do list and being on the go. It’s what makes me feel productive at the end of a day–but it’...
by Shannon McRae
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Put Away the Sunscreen Spray

My oldest is a redhead, so let’s just say I’m a freak about sunscreen. We own SPF-rated swim shirts, rarely go outside with a hat, and wear sunscreen on a daily basis–even if we’re not near the water. Ye...
by Shannon McRae
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Basic Life Skills Suffer Among the Digital Generation

For Christmas last year, my parents gave me and my husband an iPad. (A very nice gift, I know.) But the truth is, they might as well have given it to our 3-year-old, because she uses it more regularly than any member of our fam...
by Shannon McRae
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