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Target gets rid of kid-sized 'demon mini carts' after backlash

Aaron Smith, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 2:31pm

Target got rid of kid-sized shopping carts after a backlash from shoppers who ridiculed them as irritating and even demonic.

'Storks' delivers with laughs, family themes

David Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 11:26am

“Storks” did change my mind a little about what it is to enjoy an animated children’s movie when you think you have seen them all.

Disney halts sales of Moana costume after racism claims

Charles Riley, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 5:58pm

Disney has halted sales of a costume inspired by its upcoming "Moana" movie after being accused of racism.

9 reasons to make your kids go play

Jessie H. Shepherd, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 5:12pm

Unstructured play for our children may seem unimportant in a world stressed about hitting all milestones on time. But here are nine important reasons why you should be encouraging your kids to play.

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 7:41pm

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales in excess of $11 billion.

Texas school sign warns teachers may be packing heat

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 7:03pm

They say don't mess with Texas. You probably shouldn't mess with its teachers either, at least in one school district.

Parents: Those fun, playful emojis may not mean what you think they do

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Sep 16th - 6:53pm

Many texters express themselves in those fun, cartoonish symbols known as emojis. A fire or tent seem innocent enough. But parents should know they can take on a sexual connotation or be used to harass their kids.

Researchers creating antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 14th - 2:30pm

Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal.

Couple credits unopened wedding gift with saving their marriage

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 13th - 2:30pm

Sometimes a gift can mean more when it remains unopened. That's what a Michigan couple discovered when they looked back on their nine-year marriage.

Stranger comes to rescue of pregnant mom with fussy toddler on flight

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 12th - 7:04pm

Traveling with babies can quickly become the stuff of nightmares, but a kind passenger became the seatmate of one mother’s dreams when he offered to help with her fussy child.

Many parents giving kids wrong dose of medication, study shows

Linda Williams  |  Posted  Sep 12th - 2:30pm

A new study found that 80 percent of parents gave their kids the wrong amount of medicine, usually too much. Using oral syringes could solve much of the error, researchers found.

Youth soccer injuries have skyrocketed

Nadia Kounang, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 12th - 8:43am

Youth soccer in the United States has exploded in popularity since it first emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. But as the number of players has increased, injuries have soared as well.

Photos: All aboard! Kids learn all about trains at museum event  |  Posted  Sep 10th - 4:46pm

Luciao Shi, 6, attends Train Day at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Mother has questions in death of son at West Jordan day care

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 9th - 3:09pm

West Jordan police are investigating the death of a boy, who would have been 2 next week, who died from suffocation after crawling under a bean bag at a preschool/day care.

5 ways to begin to forgive your spouse

Jenelle Stone, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 9th - 2:30pm

Having a difficult time forgiving your spouse? These five ideas may help you find that forgiveness and also cope with your situation.

Study: The more alcohol ads kids see, the more alcohol they consume

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 8th - 2:19pm

My girls, 8 and 10, really enjoy watching football, but I have to admit I cringe every time they see yet another beer commercial during a live game.

Photo of kindergartner stopping outside school doors for Pledge of Allegiance, prayer goes viral

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 8th - 10:50am

A Texas mother was confused when she saw her kindergartner stop in his tracks at the door of his school, but when she realized the reason behind the halt, she couldn’t have been more proud.

Final wish from children's author: Read to a kid

Kwegyirba Croffie, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 7th - 2:30pm

Parents and children who loved reading the "Llama Llama" book series are remembering the author and illustrator, Anna Dewdney, who passed away at her home in Vermont on Saturday.

Long-lost letter from dying mom found in used book

Aj Willingham and Mahatir Pasha, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 7th - 10:37am

Gordon Draper, the owner of Bondgate Books in Bishop Auckland, England was going through a stack of books at his store when an envelope containing a handwritten letter slipped out from between some pages.

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

Sep 6th - 4:15pm

Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine isn't working as well as a jab.