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Should children get their tonsils removed? 2 new studies weigh in

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

If you're questioning whether tonsillectomy — a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils — can really improve sleep and throat health in children, new research suggests to cut it out.

5 movies to watch with your family on Netflix

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 3:13pm

In an effort to help keep your kids innocent for a little bit longer and keep you coherent as long as possible, here are five films streaming on Netflix that you can watch with your family this weekend.

Utah ranks No. 1 in the nation for family prosperity

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 7:39pm

A new study by Sutherland Institute and the American Conservative Union found Utah ranks first in the nation for family prosperity.

Goal setting? Create a culture of change first

Connie Sokol, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 10:31am

It’s January, which means dive in, set high-level, well-intentioned goals — in two weeks forget what they were, then drown your non-attained sorrows in a really quality cheesecake. Wait! Not this year, because you're all about a culture of change.

Families bond over 4-year-old girls' rare cancer fight

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 7:20am

A Lehi neighborhood is rallying around two little girls who have the same rare type of blood cancer.

Family: '$5 Date' classroom assignment exhibits gender bias

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 10:49pm

A family raised concerns this week over a "$5.00 Date” assignment from a class at Highland High School, prompting school district and state administrators to take action.

Have You Seen This? Sugar House baby adorably dances on hoverboard

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 1:15pm

It's been well-documented that you need some level of coordination to successfully ride a hoverboard. A fact that makes it all the more impressive that this 12-month-old is able to do it so well.

Family claims daughter was discriminated against on school bus

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 10:58pm

A Utah county family has hired an attorney after their 9th-grade daughter was asked twice to get off a school bus. The family claims it was discrimination because of their Muslim religion while the school said it was all a big misunderstanding.

South Jordan family takes love of winter to extreme with 300-foot luge in yard

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 7:58pm

Many Utahns welcomed the warmup to spring-like 40- and even 50-degree temperatures to start the week, but this South Jordan family was less enthusiastic.

Supreme Court won't hear American Indian girl's custody case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 5:41pm

Family members said Monday they were disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving their former foster daughter, a girl with Native American ancestry who was ordered removed from their California home and reunited with relatives in Utah.

Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 10:18am

Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account.

Have You Seen This? Dad goes viral with jaw-dropping cover song

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 8th - 2:12pm

A video of a Texas dad has gone viral after his daughter recorded him singing an incredible version of “Tennessee Whiskey.”

Birth rate down in fast-growing Utah County, echoing trends

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 6th - 3:32pm

The county that boasts the highest birth rate in the nation's fastest-growing state has produced fewer babies in recent years, following U.S. trends amid still-lingering economic woes.

Close call has city officials warning parents to keep kids out of deep snow piles

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 8:01pm

This week, Spanish Fork City administrators put a message on social media urging parents to be careful as their kids play in the deep snow. The warning comes after a close call involving a snowplow driver whose quick actions most likely saved some young lives.

6-year-old orders pricey dollhouse and cookies from Amazon's Alexa

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 2:33pm

It was either a late Christmas present or an unfunny prank.

Have You Seen This? Utah 'Quad Squad' mom sums up motherhood in 34 seconds

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 1:15pm

Sometimes you've just got to hide in your pantry with some Red Vines to get away from it all.

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines start in infancy

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 9:37am

Peanut allergy affects about 2 percent of the children in the United States, and those numbers appear to be growing.

Morning sickness drug's efficacy called into question

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 4th - 8:34pm

One minute, you have that blissful pregnancy glow, and the next, you're green with nausea. You're not alone. Many moms-to-be are prescribed some type of treatment to ease their morning sickness, but a provocative new paper questions the efficacy of Diclegis.

Wednesday's Child - Brandon

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Jan 4th - 7:48pm

Brandon is a 15-year-old boy who plans to join the Air Force. Before that happens, he is hoping to be adopted and leave foster care for good.

Family cautions dangers of unsecured dressers after close call involving 2 toddlers

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jan 2nd - 11:19pm

The video is hard to watch and the parents hesitated sharing it, but they believe the video tells an important story. They believe other parents will get the message to take the warning about unsecured dressers seriously.