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Wednesday's Child - Angel

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:30pm

Angel is a 15-year-old boy who loves golf. He has lived in the foster care system for years and is hoping to be adopted.

Ikea significantly expanding paid parental leave

Aaron Smith, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:30pm

Ikea is significantly expanding paid parental leave to up to four months for U.S. employees.

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:35pm

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.

Utah couple to donate funds for in vitro fertilization for a family

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:07pm

Ellie and Jared Mecham struggled for years with infertility. Now, after gaining YouTube fame, they hope to use their influence to help another family with the same challenge.

Bluffdale family helps develop test for rare, inherited disorder

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:04pm

The White House launched the Precision Medicine initiative to change how we treat disease. A Bluffdale family has joined the fight. No one could figure out what was wrong with their daughter. Her diagnosis saved her little brother.

6 ways to keep your kids safe in a connected world

Alyse Ainsworth, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

These days, we seem to have access to an endless amount of information and entertainment. Unfortunately, this connected world poses some distinct new challenges for parents concerned with keeping their children safe.

Do you really love your spouse?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:02am

"I think my spouse loves me, but I’m not sure what we have is really love. It feels more like we need each other to make us feel good." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how you can be tricked into the near-enemies of emotions like love, compassion and trust, where you think you have them but you don't.

Former U. football player's triplet son dies after battle with brain cancer

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:50pm

Holladay triplet Hayes Tate died after a long battle with brain cancer.

Payson mom gives birth to twins — 11 days apart

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:04pm

Lizzy Baird's twins were born 11 days apart. The "extremely rare" event is called a delayed interval delivery, or asynchronous delivery of twins.

'Keep up the prayer:' Cancer returns for boy whose dad got a tattoo to match son's scar

Rolando Zenteno, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:01pm

In June, a young boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind.

Son uses CPR to help save mother after she suffers seizure

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:38am

A 15-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by performing CPR when she experienced a seizure Saturday, the mother said.

Changes in teens' behavior, mood may signal difficulties managing stress, emotions

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:01am

Changes in teens' behavior and moods may signal difficulty managing stress and emotions. Parents should regularly "check in" with their children to keep up on what's happening in their lives and offer their support, says a veteran crisis worker.

Mother, 2 babies survive after car rolls in Iron County

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:21pm

Two 3-month-old babies and their mother were injured Wednesday evening after their car slid off state Route 56 and rolled at least twice, officials said.

Taylorsville refugee, widow honored as 'great mom'

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:35pm

A refugee who was widowed two years ago, Rebecca Atem is a full-time parent as well as a full-time provider for her three children, and she still finds time to participate with them in the YMCA. She was honored by Armour foods' "Great moms" campaign.

Dad's desperate plea prompts lifetime supply of cups for boy with autism

Sheena McKenzie, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:50am

For Ben Carter, the beloved little blue cup wasn't just a drinking vessel — it was a lifeline.

Get ready to build! Hands-on toys that teach are hot items

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 4:28pm

Toys that teach aren't a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen.

Opportunities for children with Down syndrome increasing, expert says

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:58pm

Life for the 250,000 people in the U.S. who have Down syndrome is better than ever before. New educational opportunities and therapies mean this generation of kids with Down syndrome is the most accomplished. And the best may be yet to come.

Nicole Kidman: 'I am a mother because I love being a mother'

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 2:30pm

Nicole Kidman wants to keep adoption "very much a part of our conversation," and her latest role in "Lion" is doing exactly that.

Have you raised an entitled teen?

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, KSL.com Contributors  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 6:58am

"Please help us with our 17-year-old son. Despite all our best efforts and role modeling, we have raised an entitled child that expects things in life he hasn’t earned." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham share ways to turn an entitled teen into a grateful, hardworking one.

5 tips to get you through your family Thanksgiving meal

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 7:40pm

Mealtime talk is always fraught this time of year. In our current climate, even the most innocent mention of politics or social issues could threaten to turn MawMaw's house into the thunder dome.