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Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged, study says

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Aug 4th - 10:31am

When it comes to screen time, parents should start worrying less about the amount of time their teenagers are online and instead focus on the quality of the content.

Coach Kim: Check to make sure you see people accurately

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 4th - 7:42am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares how we subconsciously project our own experiences onto our loved ones and how doing so prevents us from seeing them and knowing them accurately.

Alpine School District: Many parents haven’t declared if students learning from home, in class

Brittany Tait, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 31st - 7:48am

Thousands of parent have not responded to Alpine School District's requests to declare if their kids are staying home or returning to class.

Susie Boyce: 'Welcome to the pandemic!' My COVID-19 experience

Susie Boyce, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 29th - 8:36pm

What was it like to self-isolate for two weeks? Knowing I was carrying a lethal virus was like nothing I’d ever felt before, and I was determined not to even come close to exposing anyone.

Davis School District pivots to 2-day in-person, 3-day remote learning plan for fall 2020

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 28th - 11:53am

Davis School District will begin the 2020-21 academic year on an alternate-day, hybrid model of in-person and remote learning options for all students, the district announced Tuesday.

Wives of 3 men lost in San Juan County rollover remember them as loving husbands, fathers, friends

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 27th - 9:17pm

On July 1, three men lost their lives in a rollover car crash in San Juan County. Amid their grief, the wives of each took time to remember the men as loving husbands, fathers and friends.

Coach Kim: Are you sarcastic or just mean?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 27th - 8:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim answers a question about sarcasm and whether it is damaging to relationships or not.

Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school kids

Tammy Webber and Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 25th - 11:56am

As they decide how their children will learn this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents are anxiously weighing the benefits of in-person instruction against the risks that schools could shut their doors again or that their children could contract the virus.

Don’t skip the sunscreen and yearly skin screenings during the pandemic, doctors say

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 24th - 9:40pm

Doctors say many of us are skipping our routine health check-ups during the pandemic. But preventing skin cancer is especially important now.

Deciding how to handle back-to-school? 3 things you can do to find hope in the unknown

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:45pm

Parents everywhere are torn between the need to get children back in school and the fear that it is not safe for them to do so. Here are three things we can do to find hope in the unknown as we prepare for back to school.

Plastics and pesticides: Health impacts of synthetic chemicals in US products doubled in last 5 years, study finds

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:33pm

The proof is piling up: Many synthetic chemicals can harm your health and that of your children.

Guidance for masks in schools varies widely across US states

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:00am

School districts that plan to reopen classrooms in the fall are wrestling with whether to require teachers and students to wear face masks — an issue that has divided urban and rural schools and yielded widely varying guidance.

Arianne Brown: The unexpected upside to adhering to health guidelines at my son’s basketball game

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:17pm

At a recent basketball game for my teenage son, we were required to adhere to health department guidelines. I was pleasantly surprised to find how well it actually went.

Primary Children’s caregivers use coloring books to make PPE less scary for kids

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:48pm

Seeing people wearing masks and other personal protective equipment can be daunting for anyone, but especially for little kids. Primary Children’s Hospital caregivers have found a creative way to help kids feel a little more comfortable at the doctor's office or in the hospital through a PPE coloring book.

Real-life superhero: In saving sister, 6-year-old Wyoming boy takes brunt of dog attack

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:44pm

Six-year-old Bridger Walker stepped in between his 4-year-old sister and a charging dog, resulting in a dog bite that needed over 90 stitches to repair. His heroics have drawn the attention of those who only play heroes in the movies.

Parents unhappy after Salt Lake schools plan for online learning

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:40pm

Salt Lake City School District officials announced their plan for the fall, and many parents and teachers said they aren’t happy with it.

Teaching your children resilience for hard times? These kids' books are all about it

Jen Rose Smith, CNN  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:27pm

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise, many families are left explaining to children that the challenges of pandemic life — from missed social events to physical distancing — aren't likely to end soon.

Coach Kim: How to change your motivation and get more done

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:54am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares the most common forms of fear motivation and how to switch them up and get love-motivated.

Arianne Brown: There's still reason to celebrate, despite what we see on social media

Arianne Brown  |  Posted Jul 10th - 3:31pm

It was Independence Day morning, and if my world view from my social media news feed leading up to this day was correct, this day could likely be my last. I soon found, however, that wasn't the case at all.