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Mom’s crusade to teach son, 6, to share household duties goes viral

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:34am

Six-year-old boys aren’t always known for their cooking, cleaning and laundering skills, but one Michigan mother is determined to make sure her son has his household chores mastered before he leaves her house.

Smart ways to monitor your kids' cellphone activity

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:17pm

It's a constant concern for those of us who are parents: What are our kids doing online? Now parents have several different ways to keep digital tabs on their children through their smartphones.

Homeowner goes all out for Halloween to help family in need

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:36pm

There’s a house in Orem that's become known for going all out for Halloween. For years it’s been a popular attraction for neighbors, but this year Halloween on Main Street is bigger and better — and all for a good cause.

Idaho family sues city after paramedics severely burn newborn baby

Stephan Rockefeller,  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:20pm

An Idaho family is suing the city of Rexburg after paramedics admitted to severely burning their child.

Infants should share parents' room to avoid SIDS, report says

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:53pm

For at least the first six months of their lives, infants should be sleeping in the same room as their parents, but not the same bed, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Parent punches student in the stomach in a school hallway, then just walks away

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:32pm

Surveillance video caught a man walking down the hallway of a Washington, D.C., school and, without provocation, reaching down and punching a 7-year-old boy in the stomach. He then casually walks toward the door.

Sen. Hatch seeking more resources to help relatives raising kin's children

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, vowed Monday to work toward the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would give states more flexibility with federal foster care funds to better serve children who cannot safely live with their parents.

Know a tired mom or dad? Foolproof sleep tips from parents of 7-month-old triplets

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:57pm

It's an age-old problem: how to get the baby to sleep. Imagine tackling that dilemma times three! Here are tips from parents of baby triplets on how to make bedtime less spooky.

AAP announces new screen time rules for kids

Hailey Middlebrook, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:33pm

Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Meet the baby who was born twice

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:44pm

Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child. She quickly found out that things were far from routine.

A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

Emily Fonnesbeck, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:29pm

People wonder how I handle Halloween candy with my kids. When I tell them I let my kids handle it, they are often surprised. However, my goal isn't to raise super healthy eaters but confident, competent eaters who can trust themselves with food.

Parents teaching about sexual assault with help from presidential campaign

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 4:18pm

Parents never imagined the presidential campaign would provide learning moments for kids on sexual assault. Mothers and fathers are even talking to younger kids — in age-appropriate ways — about consent.

Paid leave reality check: What are the chances of a national law?

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 2:30pm

For the first time in a presidential campaign, both the Democratic and Republican nominees have put forward plans calling for mandated paid leave.

New mom takes baby daughter on year-long maternity leave around the globe

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 11:33am

Instead of letting motherhood trample her wanderlust, one new mom packed her new baby up for a maternity leave around the world.

Dads learning to do their daughters' hair in classes

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 2:30pm

At a recent gathering at Daytona State College, a group of men — fathers, stepfathers and even a grandfather — huddled over tiny fingernails and twisted pipe cleaners into festive spider shapes, all in the name of the little girls they love.

Twin 'warriors' battle through first weekend after surgery

Wayne Drash, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 10:38am

From his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father's finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to strength and resilience.

Parents, 9 kids living in RV for 18 months

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 17th - 2:58pm

Road trips are undoubtedly chaotic with a large family, but Mike and Megan Knorpp are braving an 18-month RV trip with their 9 children.

Photos: Costume swap makes happy Halloween for Utah families  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 10:29pm

From superheroes to princesses to animals, children found something to wear for Halloween at the Salt Lake County Library's third annual costume swap Saturday.

Utah has high rate of accidental shootings involving kids

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 8:16pm

An analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network found that Utah has one of the higher rates of accidental shootings involving minors with 14 incidents over a recent 2 ½ year span — five of which were fatal.

Is your toddler a fussy eater? It's probably not your fault, say scientists

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 14th - 8:32pm

Those blaming themselves for their child's refusal to eat certain foods can stop feeling so guilty because their behavior is likely to be influenced by genetics, according to a new study published Friday.