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A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

Emily Fonnesbeck, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:29pm

People wonder how I handle Halloween candy with my kids. When I tell them I let my kids handle it, they are often surprised. However, my goal isn't to raise super healthy eaters but confident, competent eaters who can trust themselves with food.

Parents teaching about sexual assault with help from presidential campaign

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 4:18pm

Parents never imagined the presidential campaign would provide learning moments for kids on sexual assault. Mothers and fathers are even talking to younger kids — in age-appropriate ways — about consent.

Paid leave reality check: What are the chances of a national law?

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 2:30pm

For the first time in a presidential campaign, both the Democratic and Republican nominees have put forward plans calling for mandated paid leave.

New mom takes baby daughter on year-long maternity leave around the globe

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 11:33am

Instead of letting motherhood trample her wanderlust, one new mom packed her new baby up for a maternity leave around the world.

Dads learning to do their daughters' hair in classes

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 2:30pm

At a recent gathering at Daytona State College, a group of men — fathers, stepfathers and even a grandfather — huddled over tiny fingernails and twisted pipe cleaners into festive spider shapes, all in the name of the little girls they love.

Twin 'warriors' battle through first weekend after surgery

Wayne Drash, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 10:38am

From his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father's finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to strength and resilience.

Parents, 9 kids living in RV for 18 months

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 17th - 2:58pm

Road trips are undoubtedly chaotic with a large family, but Mike and Megan Knorpp are braving an 18-month RV trip with their 9 children.

Photos: Costume swap makes happy Halloween for Utah families  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 10:29pm

From superheroes to princesses to animals, children found something to wear for Halloween at the Salt Lake County Library's third annual costume swap Saturday.

Utah has high rate of accidental shootings involving kids

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 8:16pm

An analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network found that Utah has one of the higher rates of accidental shootings involving minors with 14 incidents over a recent 2 ½ year span — five of which were fatal.

Is your toddler a fussy eater? It's probably not your fault, say scientists

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 8:32pm

Those blaming themselves for their child's refusal to eat certain foods can stop feeling so guilty because their behavior is likely to be influenced by genetics, according to a new study published Friday.

Rare surgery separates brothers conjoined at head

Wayne Drash and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 6:43pm

After 27 hours of surgery, twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald — born joined at the head 13 months ago — began a new life apart on Friday.

Study links antidepressants in pregnancy with language disorders

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 5:41pm

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, known as SSRIs, are the most common type of antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women. Yet a new study indicates that when taken during pregnancy, the drugs are associated with a higher risk of language disorders in offspring.

Barbershop offers discount to kids who read aloud during haircuts

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 10:46am

A Michigan barbershop is charming parents and kids alike with its story time discount.

An accidental shooting kills a child every other day, study finds

Ryan J. Foley, Larry Fenn, Nick Penzenstadler, AP and Usa Today Network  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 9:36am

Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson Mees-Hernandez approached death in a Houston hospital room, his mother assured the boy it was OK to die.

School making changes after boy with autism left on bus

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:04pm

An 8-year-old boy with autism was left on a school bus Monday for most of the school day.

Non-candy treats that trick-or-treaters will love

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 8:31pm

Check out this list of fun non-candy treats for all of your trick-or-treaters, their sugar rush won't be as bad, and they'll be so happy with fun stuff to play with.

Diaper-changing stations coming to more men's restrooms

Hailey Middlebrook, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 3:16pm

President Barack Obama recently signed legislation that requires diaper-changing facilities in male and female restrooms in public federal buildings. A move that has many saying "it's about time."

7-year-old works with mom to create viral video about consent

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 8:54am

A new video empowering children to set boundaries and dictate what happens to their bodies is garnering praise from parents and teachers alike, and the mastermind behind the project happens to be just 7 years old.

Airline’s child-free zones stir controversy

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 8:30am

One airline’s introduction of “quiet zones” on its flights has many parents making a great deal of noise, while frequent flyers seem to be light as air.

Teething tablets may be linked to 10 children's deaths, FDA says

Jen Christensen and Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 7:39am

Ten deaths of children who used homeopathic teething tablets and 400 adverse events associated with the tablets have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Wednesday.