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'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:32pm

The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

Utah parents unsatisfied with Mylan's efforts to lower EpiPen costs

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:47am

"I agree the system is broken," said University of Utah Health Care's director of drug information, Erin Fox. "But there's no reason why they can't lower the price."

Armed Forces insignias against dress code in Jordan School District?

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10pm

Some parents in the Jordan School District are upset over the school dress code their kids brought home. It said students can not wear clothing with military insignia. The district says that is not its policy.

Emotional video shows teen asking mom’s boyfriend to adopt her

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:02am

While many of her counterparts asked for cars, trips or money for their high school graduation gifts, one Illinois teenager surprised her mother’s boyfriend with a unique request: A request to become his legal daughter.

Mother dies after rescuing 2-year-old son from Lake Powell

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:05am

A mother at Lake Powell died after rescuing her 2-year-old son who fell overboard into the lake on Tuesday.

Wednesday's Child Telethon

KSL  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:04pm

Wednesday's Child is a cooperative effort between KSL and the Adoption Exchange highlighting foster children looking for permanent homes. Click here to make a donation.

Little League coach/dad goes to the mound to tell his pitcher/son he loves him

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:00am

A Little League coach/dad goes to the mound to tell his pitcher/son he loves him; Josh Norman talks smack about Demaryius Thomas, who then quiets Norman with one tweet; and the South Korean Little League team celebration pays homage to Usain Bolt.

No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids, new recommendation says

CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down.

Twins give birth hours apart at same hospital

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:40am

As fraternal twins, two English sisters came into the world together 21 years ago. Now, their babies can say the same thing.

2 arrested in Idaho after toddler pot video posted to Facebook

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:03am

Shocking video posted on Facebook shows four adults smoking marijuana in front of a toddler. One woman blows smoke into the child’s face and, at one point, appears to stick the joint in his mouth.

TV rating system not accurate, little help to parents

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:02pm

Parents would undoubtedly give the TV rating system in the United States a terrible review.

Study finds men who primarily provide for family show decline in health, happiness

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:34pm

A recent study indicates that men who are the primary breadwinner in their family are less happy and less healthy than those who are not.

Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 3:21pm

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Respect or obedience, which do you really want? Parenting series — Part 2  

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 6:58am

Coach Kim helps you change your focus from getting obedience to getting respect. This is a must read for every parent.

Ready for takeoff: Flight simulation allows children with autism to get used to air travel

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 8:33am

Flying is anxiety-inducing enough for the average person who has to deal with cramped spaces and possible delays. “Sights, sounds, smells will add to that anxiety” for a child on the autism spectrum.

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy potentially linked to ADHD in kids

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 8:31pm

Everybody knows that a high-fat, high-sugar diet is not a good idea. It can have a wave of negative consequences on your health, including greater risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Baby born on Cebu Pacific airplane gets 1M air miles

Barry Neild, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 4:38pm

Here's one kid who'll probably learn to fly before she can crawl.

Strollers, car carriers send thousands of kids to ERs

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 2:30pm

Every hour, two children 5 or younger are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to strollers or car carriers, according to researchers.

Study: 9 of 10 parents placing infants in danger at bedtime

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 7:58am

Despite repeated warnings from experts in recent years, an overwhelming majority of parents are still putting their babies to sleep with bedding that could prove fatal.

How to get your kids to stop saying 'like'

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 2:30pm

I think I noticed it when my daughter, now 10, was giving a presentation to her class. Suddenly, I heard the word "like" come out of her mouth after every few words.