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An interview with a young mother of an autistic son

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:53pm

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? I recently interviewed a young mother with a child on the autism spectrum. Here is the write-up of our conversation.

Utahns make 'Promise to Protect' kids from child sex abuse

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:37pm

If you have kids, it might be the most important 30 minutes you spend on your computer. More and more Utah families are making a "Promise to Protect" their kids from child sex abuse.

Children with elevated lead levels aren't being tested or diagnosed, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:18pm

In the United States, pediatric health care providers are not doing enough testing of children's blood lead levels in many states, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics.

Ditch the diet and listen to your body instead

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:31pm

Just like a baby teaches their parents how to care for them, our bodies teach us exactly how to treat them. But how do you pay attention to the cues?

Presenters: Families a frequently ignored resource in helping LGBTQ youth avoid suicide, depression

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:46am

Presenters said Tuesday that LGBT youth are especially prone to suicide risk because of alienation, self-doubt and a host of other factors, and therefore need as much help as possible from family support systems to overcome those risks.

4 lesser-known, family-friendly lakes to visit this summer

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 12:00pm

If you want to beat the crowds and find some secluded lakes full of family fun, take a look at these suggestions.

Absences, fitness, atmosphere — new ways to track schools

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 8:10am

How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place?

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:54am

Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.

Loving your spouse the way they want to be loved

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, Contributors  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:33am

"The question you wrote about last week might as well be about the two of us. My husband and I both come from dysfunctional families and didn’t learn how to do relationships the right way." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Nicole Cunningham and Kim Giles share some tips for men and women to create healthier relationships.

After over 24K applications, Utah couple hires 'travel nanny'

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 10:37pm

When Derek and McKenzie Tillotson posted a video looking to hire a travel nanny for a year-long trip around the world, they never anticipated the response. Now, they've selected one lucky person.

Target recalls Easter toys due to 'serious ingestion hazard'

Johanzynn Gatewood, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 12:44pm

The retailer Target is recalling more than 560,000 water-absorbing Easter egg and dinosaur toys due to a "serious ingestion hazard," the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Letter of apology sheds light on a parent's struggle with autism

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 7:40am

In a blog post, Megan Goates wrote a letter to a mother of a child who her son with autism smacked while at Costco — completely unprovoked. The open letter gives a sneak peek into what families like the Goates live with every day.

5 important eating lessons we can learn from kids

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 8:32pm

Our kids are naturally really good at something that many of us struggle with: food and eating. Let's learn from their innate wisdom and try to be a little more like a child in their relationship with food.

Why you should teach kids firearm safety

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 11:29am

If you plan on taking your children hunting or sport shooting or you want to buy your first gun but have children, then it's imperative to teach your kids some basic firearm safety tips.

The platinum rule in marriage

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 7:05am

"I have read your articles for years and have been doing everything I can to show my wife I love her. I help her more around the house and with the kids, yet I’m still not getting attention and love back." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how to become the cure to your spouse's core fear and love how your spouse wants to be loved.

5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

Ralph Ellis and Tony Marco CNN  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 10:15pm

Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said.

Have You Seen This? Baby’s wake-up routine is the happiest

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 2:01pm

Waking up is hard to do, but not for this wee baby who is already throwing his hands in the air like he just don’t care in a 10-million-views-and-counting viral video.

This divorced couple still takes a family portrait with their son

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 6th - 10:44am

Family is everything, even when you're not officially one anymore.

How my daughter died from a simple case of flu

Gwen Zwanziger, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 8:32pm

It's Day 836. I've cried more times today than I can count. You'd think by now, I could go days without crying, but I can't get over the guilt.

Stem cells offer hope for autism

Wayne Drash and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 11:15am

Gracie Gregory smiles beneath her brilliant blue eyes. She's sitting on her mother's lap, next to her older sister, Ryleigh, who boasts about Gracie being "very sweet and kind."