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Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:43am

A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade.

Utah mom calls 911 for help with baby formula

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:06am

It was a 911 call that officers had never received before: a Utah mother in desperate need of baby formula for her newborn in the middle of the night.

Bill to expand optional enhanced kindergarten passes House on 48-21 vote

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:22am

A bill that would expand opportunities for enhanced kindergarten early intervention programs statewide passed the Utah House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 48-21.

Utah woman gives birth on sidewalk, didn’t know she was pregnant

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 13th - 8:01am

A 29-year-old woman gave birth prematurely on a city sidewalk and told officers with the Cottonwood Heights Police Department that she didn’t know she was pregnant.

Bill to eliminate letter grades from state school report cards passes committee — again

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:22pm

This is Rep. Marie Poulson’s third attempt to purge letter grades from the school accountability report.

Utah House approves resolution encouraging study of later high school start times

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 3:12pm

The Utah House of Representatives on Monday approved a resolution to encourage local solutions for later high school start times, driven by an effort to reduce depression and suicide rates in Utah schools.

Arianne Brown: Missing an epic moment and other confessions of a soccer mom

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 12th - 11:33am

It was a nutmeg of epic proportions that led to a perfectly executed Diego Maradona move and a dish-off to his teammate for a sweet goal-scoring opportunity — and guess who missed seeing it? Me. His mom.

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Pat Eaton-robb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 2:56pm

The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.

Susie Boyce: What Fred Rogers, Andy Reid and orphans in Mexico taught me about real love

Susie Boyce, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 10th - 8:21pm

Following a life-changing volunteer experience in Mexico, I've been asking myself: How do I train my brain love like it did back at that orphanage while I’m here at home? Maybe the best way is by looking to those who have paved the way before.

Utah legislative panel to look at ‘Infants at Work’ program Staff  |  Posted Feb 10th - 11:20am

As lawmakers begin their third week of the 2020 session, infants take stage at a couple of committee hearings.

Unaffordable Utah: 'Unsustainable' baby delivery costs

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 10th - 9:48am

Welcoming a bundle of joy is now leaving families with a bundle of bills as out-of-pocket baby delivery costs for maternity care have increased nearly 49% in recent years.

Coach Kim: The most important quality you need for a successful family

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 10th - 7:02am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim gives the one small secret to making any family happier and more successful.

How does your kid’s school count absenteeism, truancy? State lawmaker seeks uniform reporting

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 9th - 10:56am

In some Utah schools, if a student sluffs six class periods, they are counted truant six times.

Many Utah families are missing out on a potentially big tax break

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 9th - 7:11am

State leaders warn that too many needy Utah families are missing out on a possible tax break that could save them hundreds of dollars a year.

'Parentese,' not traditional baby talk, boosts a baby's language development

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb 7th - 7:43pm

"Goo goo ga ga? Are wu my widdle baby?" If your idea of "baby talk" makes you throw up in your mouth a little, then it's time to get educated.

Arianne Brown: What I want my teenage daughter to know about life's challenges

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 6th - 8:01pm

The junior high years can be a challenge, and as a parent it is hard to watch your kids struggle. I want my daughter and all my kids who will inevitably face challenges to know one important thing.

Evenflo, maker of the 'Big Kid' booster seat, put profits over child safety

Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan, Propublica  |  Posted Feb 6th - 1:47pm

Internal video of side-impact tests shows that children could be injured or killed in Evenflo's “Big Kid” booster seats. But the company continued to market them as “side-impact tested.”

Change to Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven law could save even more babies

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 6th - 9:39am

Heather and Treavor Peterson tried for eight years to have a baby of their own, but couldn’t make it happen.

Police search for neighborhood 'stranger' waving kids over to van

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 6th - 7:36am

Police have urged parents to talk to their kids about “stranger danger,” after a man approached children in two separate incidents and waved them over to his van in Davis County.