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Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Lisa Selin Davis, CNN  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 8:05pm

As the weather brightens and states begin to reopen, some parents are relaxing strict rules around social distancing and allowing their kids to play with others. But in a world in which scientific research is politicized — and changing every day — it's hard to tell how risky playdates are and what's OK.

Coach Kim: How to forgive but enforce strict boundaries

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim answers questions about having boundaries and forgiving others while also taking care of yourself.

How to create a strong network — even while social distancing

Nicole Carpenter, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 7:39pm

Despite the restrictions on events and large group gatherings over the last two months, the importance of building relationships and networking continues to grow. Here are four tips to build a strong business or social network, even if you aren’t meeting new people face to face.

Arianne Brown: Thoughts from a mother of a new driver

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 1:37pm

This week, I am finally surrendering a year of training to the powers that be, hoping that I have done enough to prepare my teenage son for the open road. Yet, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were thrown a curveball.

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Elissa Strauss, CNN  |  Posted May 27th - 1:42am

Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday.

Welcoming a baby during the pandemic? A few tips for the new mama

Brooke Nally, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 26th - 8:43pm

A few bits of advice to help new mamas navigate welcoming a new baby into the family during this time.

Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted May 26th - 10:14am

Frustrated with your child's picky eating? If you're trying to fix the problem by becoming the food police, you're probably making your child's habit of picky eating worse, according to a new study that followed more than 300 parent-and-child pairs for five years.

Coach Kim: How changing your mindset can make it easier to forgive

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 25th - 7:02am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some reasons why forgiveness is hard and gives tips to make it easier.

What parents should know about coronavirus as kids return to babysitters, day cares and camps

Marshall Allen, Megan Rose and Caroline Chen, Propublica  |  Posted May 24th - 2:33pm

You never planned on raising kids during a pandemic, and there are no easy decisions. ProPublica scoured the latest research and talked to seven infectious disease and public health experts to help think through the issues facing parents.

For seniors at RSL Academy High School, graduation was unique because they are, too

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:43pm

Simon Askren was one of seven Magna Cum Laude graduates from the Griffins’ 46-member graduating class to be recognized Friday, a list that also includes senior class president Grace Fox.

Granite schools' 4,020 graduates accustomed to overcoming obstacles

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:08pm

Across Granite School District, 4,020 seniors donned a cap and gown, walked across the stage set up in empty auditoriums, parking lots, and other heavily sanitized structures in the final bow for the Class of 2020.

Why you should still take your kids in for wellness visits, immunizations during the pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 9:02pm

Stepping into a doctor’s office during the coronavirus pandemic might seem unnerving for some, but health care providers across the state are reassuring parents that now is no time to let up on preventative care.

Trucks, boats and airhorns: COVID-19 can't take everything from Provo, Timpview graduates

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 8:55pm

About 515 seniors from Timpview High School walked across the stage to graduate Thursday night in an outdoor procession that started along Timpview Drive and ended in the school’s parking lot.

Utah doctors describe rare COVID-19 complication affecting children

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 7:35pm

Physicians serving at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital briefed media members Thursday morning on a rare complication of the new coronavirus that has been affecting children.

Have You Seen This? Dad makes video diary for daughter with smart doorbell

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 6:26pm

We truly live in an era where staying connected via anything is possible, and this dad proved it by creating a video journal for his daughter with a doorbell.

Cities sanitizing playgrounds as most of Utah moves to ‘low risk’

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 8:51am

With many playgrounds reopening as most of Utah moves to the yellow or low-risk phase, cities are having to decide how to keep them safe for the public.

Nebo schools celebrate Class of 2020 with 'very unique, definitely memorable' graduation

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 10:01pm

Across Nebo School District, commencement exercises got underway Wednesday, with social distancing, masked teachers and faculty, and processionals involving cars and full families for each graduate of the Class of 2020.

Kids with suspected COVID-related syndrome need immediate attention, doctors say

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted May 20th - 6:46am

Kids who may have multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a troubling complication of COVID-19 infection, need immediate attention and will probably need to be hospitalized, doctors said Tuesday.

Study: Minority students in Salt Lake County schools breathe dirtier air

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 19th - 7:45pm

How clean is the air your children are breathing? It depends on what school they go to, according to a new study by the University of Utah.