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Utah survey: Over 20 percent of youth in 8th grade or above tried vaping

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:45am

Extensive surveying of Utah youth in 2017 found that more than 20 percent respondents who are in eighth grade or above have tried e-cigarettes at least once, and that similar numbers have tried alcohol, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Children as young as 5 learning art of 3-D animation in Sandy

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:37pm

Children, as young as 5 years old, are learning how to make Disney-Pixar style 3-D animated movies at Paper Plane Productions, an after-school program based in Sandy.

Should teenagers have smartphones? Utah teacher weighs in on viral social media post

Ashley Imlay  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:47pm

The latest batch of teens, otherwise known as Gen Z, is maturing in a world where most of them have a smartphone and social media is right at their fingertips 24/7. What are they really doing when their eyes are glued to the screen?

6-year-old St. George girl back home after near drowning

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:51pm

A 6-year-old St. George girl who nearly drowned returned home Friday.

Spanking kids at home illegal in dozens of countries

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 7:33pm

Most parents know the proverb, "spare the rod, spoil the child." But in recent years, many have debated whether to practice physical discipline, such as spanking or smacking, in their own homes.

Vivint Arena adds new sensory room for fans with autism

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:02am

Parents and children with autism got a chance to experience a new sensory room installed at Vivint Arena. The room, which will be opened March 30, will allow those with sensory-related problems a place for comfort during sporting events.

Utah couple considered divorce to get daughter expensive surgery

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 12:14pm

A happily married Utah couple considered divorcing in order to get their daughter a $100,000 surgery their insurance wouldn’t cover.

Moms still earn less than childless women — and the gap isn't closing

Lydia Depillis, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 8:22pm

Joya Misra, a sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts, has a simple piece of advice for her female graduate students pursuing a career in academia: Don't tell a potential employer that you're a mother.

Have You Seen This? Babies have adorable video chat

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 1:15pm

Babies are cute. What else can I say? Here are two cute babies doing cute things. Let the cute-ageddon begin.

What parents don't know about social media use, as explained by teens

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 6:15pm

From cyberbullying to neglect of homework, here are the reasons many are concerned about the impact social media is having on younger generations.

Coming soon to a school near you: A higher bar for third-grade reading

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 8:42am

Utah lawmakers appropriated record levels of funding for public education and set higher expectations for early reading. New standards call for stepped up local accountability and action to improve on Utah's 50 percent proficiency statewide.

Coach Kim: 20 tips to be an (even more) awesome parent

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, Contributors  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 7:18am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, life coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham share their top 20 tips for being a better parent.

How can parents prepare kids for daylight saving time?

Kathryn Gilke, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 8:32pm

We spring forward this weekend and some people enjoy the extra sunlight, but it can really mess with your kids sleep schedules.

Most Utah minors who use alcohol also vape, study shows

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:31am

A new study shows that among Utah youths who are using alcohol, a majority of them are also using e-cigarettes or vaping products.

Parents spooked by abuse in youth sports set more limits

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:54pm

With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports.

Rare identical triplets born at Kansas City hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:18am

A Kansas couple is celebrating after become parents to a rare set of identical triplets.

Panhandling for pregnancy? Utah County woman’s quest to become a mother

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:05pm

The path to parenthood can be different for everyone. While some couples become pregnant right away, the sting of infertility is all too real for others. One Utah County woman is going to great lengths to achieve her dream of becoming a parent.

Have You Seen This? Quadruplet laughing fit

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:02pm

Your day is about to be made as you watch four babies get a case of the giggles.

3 things to do on your next family outing

Vicki Allsopp, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:57pm

Research shows that participating in recreational and outdoor activities has positive effects on a family's communication, cooperation and resilience. Here are three not-so-typical recreational activities to plan for your next family outing.

Does social media make weddings more stressful?

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:37pm

#Weddingstressmuch? Social media is creeping into U.S. nuptials, but Americans don't necessarily see that as a good thing.