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What parents should know when taking their children to public pools

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:58pm

During the summer, children often flock to local public pools to cool down. As this happens, experts agree pool staff, patrons and parents all play a role in ensuring safety at these pools.

Kids today aren't working summer jobs like they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:32am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

Sunset firefighters replace child's motorized toy lost in fire

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 4:46pm

Janet Nelson said her 4-year-old daughter, Avery, was devastated when she learned her beloved Mickey Mouse-themed, battery-powered riding car had melted and burned in the family's shed.

Colorado dad aims to ban smartphone sales to preteens

Daniella Emanuel, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 9:36am

A Colorado father is petitioning to make the sale of smartphones for children under 13 illegal in his state after witnessing his young sons' addictive behaviors toward the technology.

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 9:35am

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.

Hogle Zoo unveils new sensory wall created by children

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 18th - 7:47pm

Utah's Hogle Zoo unveiled a new sensory wall, created by Roger Whiting and kids from Matt's Place, a day treatment facility for kids with autism and other development delays. The mosaic wall has more than 30 different types of materials.

Have You Seen This? Things that make dad go “Huh?”

Martha Ostergar, KSL Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 18th - 2:02pm

A supercut of a dad going “Huh?” is a funny yet perfect tribute to fathers who show up and participate in family life.

South Jordan mom issues warning after Facebook casting call turns inappropriate

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 10:28pm

It started as a casting call for a local film, but quickly ended with mothers sharing their concern on Facebook.

Nonprofit initiative helps men become 'devoted dads'

Keri Wilcox  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 7:00pm

Twelve years ago, Greg Blackbourn had a conversation with his oldest son, Ryan — a moment he recalls as the hardest of his life.

8 local Father's Day freebies, deals and events

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 11:46am

Father's Day is Sunday and several organizations throughout Utah are giving dads a special deal this weekend on food, events and experiences.

Utah has many inexpensive and free summer activities to free kids and parents of boredom

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 8:44pm

It may be the biggest dilemma for parents since the creation of summer breaks: How do you keep your kids from getting bored without going bankrupt? Here several ways to keep the kids entertained for a deep discount, or even for free.

13 summer art opportunities for children

Pam McMurtry, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 5:14pm

Stimulate your child's imagination and avoid the dreaded summer boredom by engaging them in creative art opportunities. Here are 13 local events for you to check out to increase your child's enjoyment of visual arts this summer.


OK Go gives sweet reaction to 4-year-old Utah boy's shyness

Herb Scribner, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 1:57pm

Damian Kulash, lead singer of the band OK Go, posted a photo on Instagram of the band sharing a moment with 4-year-old Marshall Carmony in Ogden, Utah.

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 12:37pm

Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother's obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found.

5 smart gifts that will make dad feel like a superhero this Father's Day

Krystal Rogers-Nelson, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 9:41pm

Every dad deserves to feel like a superhero, and Father’s Day is a great opportunity to make that happen. Picking the perfect gift can be a challenge, though. Luckily, there are some pretty cool superhero-worthy gadgets that any dad is bound to love

Mom's routine dental cleaning leads to a life-saving surgery

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 7:36pm

Oral cancer affects 10,000 people each year in the United States. Since it's less common, this deadly and debilitating cancer often gets missed. It can look as harmless as a canker sore.

Review: 'Cars 3' should’ve raced straight to DVD

Travis Poppleton, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 3:54pm

Has Pixar become just another sequel-producing Disney drone? Its latest creation, "Cars 3," definitely points in that direction. Read our review to find out why.

Bill clears US hurdle to expand Amber Alerts in tribal lands

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 2:13pm

Federal legislation to expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system in Native American communities across the country has cleared its last hurdle before heading to the full U.S. Senate for consideration.

Young drivers with ADHD 36% more likely to have an accident, study says

Daniella Emanuel, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 7:13am

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are 36% more likely than other adolescent drivers to get into a car accident, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 11th - 7:59pm

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.