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Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:06pm

Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids.

Hot-car deaths spike as 21st child dies in overheated car this year

Ashley Fantz, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 10:28am

A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization KidsAndCars.org.

A parents' guide to Pokemon Go

Christopher Dawson, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 3:53pm

If your kids are obsessed with Pokemon Go, or begging to play, here is what you need to know as a parent.

5 tips for teaching your kids to live in a digital world

Alessandra Toscanelli, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 4:00pm

We live globally. We live digitally. Teens need opportunities to learn how to thrive using technology to communicate, research, connect, study and work effectively. Parenting is about giving your children the tools to survive in life.

Surprise! Family with cancer-stricken 3-year-old gets refurbished car

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 8:32am

Martins Collision Repair, Bear River Mutual Insurance and other local companies teamed up to surprise the Thackeray family with a refurbished car, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Their 3-year-old daughter suffers from stage 4 melanoma cancer.

'Selfless' flight attendant goes above and beyond to help girl with diabetes

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 7:24am

Heroes come in many forms, but for one little girl on an airplane her knight in shining armor also happened to be the man who pushes the drink cart through the aisle.

Kids leaving home doesn't always lead to parents saving more

Adam Allington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 3:55pm

Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest. How they spend that money can have large consequences for their retirement security.

Mother with terminal cancer making daughter's dream come true

Jessica Schliska & Andrew Keller, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 9:02am

Fighting a deadly form of cancer and given only months to live, a local woman is doing all she can to make sure her daughter's dream doesn't die with her.

Psychologist makes case for teaching kids to punch back

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 8:35am

When you talk to your children about responding to bullies, the best advice you can give them is put up their fists and fight back.

'None of it matters': Family grateful after father rescues son from burning Cedar Hills home

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 10:42pm

Early Friday, Shannon Kelley was worrying whether her husband, Spencer, and 12-year-old son, Connor, would be able to escape the family's Cedar Hills home as it went up in flames.

Why is it so hard to let our kids fail?

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 2:33pm

There is no question that one of the most difficult things about being a parent is letting our children stumble, fail, make mistakes.

Man lends a helping hand to mom of twins, goes viral

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 11:22am

A simple gesture of kindness is earning an Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee in Tulsa, Oklahoma a lot of love online.

Sam Gordon leads push for girls' tackle football in new video

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 11:01am

Utah's Sam Gordon, famous for running past boys on the gridiron, is now the star of a new video pushing for more tackle football leagues for girls.

Bountiful baby 1 in 300 worldwide with rare genetic disorder

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 7:29pm

There are only 300 kids with Pallister-Killian worldwide. Kalea is the only known case in Utah.

Can a baby's motor skills predict future success?

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 2:30pm

The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight.

Program gives grandparents more children to care for

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 10:45am

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and longest-serving volunteer at age 93.

Screen violence — real and fictional — harmful for kids, experts say

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 8:42am

Screen violence — which includes violence in video games, television shows and movies — is associated with aggressive behavior, aggressive thoughts and angry feelings in children, according to a policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics early Monday.

3 ways to repair your marriage this week

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 7:01am

"My husband jumps at every request his adult daughter asks of him and she is constantly asking her dad for help on different needed repairs. I just don’t feel as valued as his daughter." In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim shares three ways to take the fear and conflict out of your relationship and bring back the love.

'Today is my someday': Mom of 9 earns WGU degree after husband's death

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 9:02am

Out of 8,047 students graduating from an online university based in Salt Lake City, a mother of nine kids was chosen to give the final speech at the graduation ceremony.

The real reasons making friends is hard — especially for adults

Nicole Carpenter, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 2:45pm

Knowing how to meet someone new is easy; making new friends is much harder, for multiple reasons.