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Helping an anxious child: Parenting series — Part 3

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:09am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares tips for helping a child with anxiety calm down and deal with panic.

Holladay family credits hard decisions with helping their toddler's cancer disappear

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:25pm

They had a 50-50 chance that their baby would beat cancer. Now, a Holladay family has the best news possible, and they credit some hard decisions along the way.

Texas 2nd-grade teacher says no homework this school year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:26pm

A second-grade teacher in North Texas has adopted a no-homework lesson plan for this school year.

Can an app really lead to cleaner air, safer students and less bullying?

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:38am

The Utah Department of Transportation hosts a smartphone app that lets parents organize and track walking trips to and from schools throughout the state.

Petapalooza connects families with new best friends

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:04pm

On Saturday, a dozen animal welfare groups hosted a daylong event to help get over 100 homeless pets adopted into new permanent homes. The second annual Petapalooza Festival was hosted at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.

Utahns commemorate lives saved by organ donation

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:24pm

Utah's Intermountain Donor Services on Saturday hosted a celebration to honor the 6,673 names that have been etched on the Celebration of Life Monument at Library Square.

'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:32pm

The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

Utah parents unsatisfied with Mylan's efforts to lower EpiPen costs

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:47am

"I agree the system is broken," said University of Utah Health Care's director of drug information, Erin Fox. "But there's no reason why they can't lower the price."

Armed Forces insignias against dress code in Jordan School District?

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10pm

Some parents in the Jordan School District are upset over the school dress code their kids brought home. It said students can not wear clothing with military insignia. The district says that is not its policy.

Emotional video shows teen asking mom’s boyfriend to adopt her

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:02am

While many of her counterparts asked for cars, trips or money for their high school graduation gifts, one Illinois teenager surprised her mother’s boyfriend with a unique request: A request to become his legal daughter.

Mother dies after rescuing 2-year-old son from Lake Powell

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:05am

A mother at Lake Powell died after rescuing her 2-year-old son who fell overboard into the lake on Tuesday.

Wednesday's Child Telethon

KSL  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:04pm

Wednesday's Child is a cooperative effort between KSL and the Adoption Exchange highlighting foster children looking for permanent homes. Click here to make a donation.

Little League coach/dad goes to the mound to tell his pitcher/son he loves him

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:00am

A Little League coach/dad goes to the mound to tell his pitcher/son he loves him; Josh Norman talks smack about Demaryius Thomas, who then quiets Norman with one tweet; and the South Korean Little League team celebration pays homage to Usain Bolt.

No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids, new recommendation says

CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down.

Twins give birth hours apart at same hospital

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:40am

As fraternal twins, two English sisters came into the world together 21 years ago. Now, their babies can say the same thing.

2 arrested in Idaho after toddler pot video posted to Facebook

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:03am

Shocking video posted on Facebook shows four adults smoking marijuana in front of a toddler. One woman blows smoke into the child’s face and, at one point, appears to stick the joint in his mouth.

TV rating system not accurate, little help to parents

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:02pm

Parents would undoubtedly give the TV rating system in the United States a terrible review.

Study finds men who primarily provide for family show decline in health, happiness

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:34pm

A recent study indicates that men who are the primary breadwinner in their family are less happy and less healthy than those who are not.

Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 3:21pm

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Respect or obedience, which do you really want? Parenting series — Part 2  

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 6:58am

Coach Kim helps you change your focus from getting obedience to getting respect. This is a must read for every parent.