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Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:42am

A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package.

Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:52pm

Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts.

‘It’s everyone’s worst nightmare’: Provo singer who comforted others loses baby

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 3:07pm

After releasing a touching song and hosting an event to comfort others that had experienced the loss of a child, a Provo singer lost her own baby one year later and found herself comforted by those she’d helped.

Autism may be predicted by infant brain changes, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:00am

It may be possible to predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism, researchers say.

New dads risk depression too, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 7:01am

Many men might describe expecting a baby as a joyous time in their life, but for some, a bundle of joy might be linked to a greater risk of depression.

St. George mom dresses up as a 'dad' for son's school activity

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 9:40pm

To be a good parent, it's important to remember the little things, as those often mean more to your kids than the big things.

Utah family travels for year in trailer, plans to aid rescued child sex slaves

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 10:49pm

No family’s story may be more winding and unexpected than that of Michael and Marisa Johnson, who traveled for one year, from coast to coast, with their four children, sharing the journey together in a fifth-wheel trailer.

Have You Seen This? Kids fail to teach Dad how to make a PB&J

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 1:15pm

Making a PB&J sandwich is much harder than you thought, as these kids learned in this hilarious and adorable "Exact Instructions Challenge" video.

6 ways to get your children to love the great outdoors

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 11:38am

If you struggle getting your children to enjoy the great outdoors, you're not alone. To help you in your plight, we've brought you six ways to get your children to love the great outdoors which have been proven successful by Utah parents.

The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 9:02am

Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there's a difference.

Over 24K people apply to be Utah couple's 'travel nanny'

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 10:35pm

Instead of putting their lives on hold, a Riverton couple decided to share their love of travel with their three children — but they needed a nanny to help. When they posted a "help wanted" video online, the response was overwhelming.

Possibly 30% of Utah schools lack policies on bullying

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 9:00pm

Possibly 30 percent of Utah school districts and charter schools do not have policies on bullying and hazing, state officials told members of the Utah State Board of Education.

Surprise! Social media can help, not hurt, your college prospects

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 10:31am

By now, the idea that some college admissions officers might check an applicant's social media accounts shouldn't sound too far-fetched. But what teens — and their parents — might not be aware of is how often college admissions officers say social media positively impacts an application.

Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 6:32pm

Tips to celebrating and exchanging Valentine's for kids with food allergies.

Sick 4-year-old rocks out to song from hospital bed

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 1:05pm

Four-year-old Leah has been in the hospital for over 300 days, but she hasn’t let that stop her from singing her heart out and becoming an internet sensation.

Rexburg couple adopting 5 kids all at once

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 11:46am

A young couple unable to have children is about to undergo a huge change as they adopt five children, and maybe two more, within the next few weeks.

Review: 5 family outdoor products to check out

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 11:28am

This review looks at several family products that might be a good fit for your next snow-filled or warmer climate adventure.

Daughter chronicles dad's reaction throughout heartbreaking Super Bowl

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 11:02am

One daughter diaried her father's reaction to the Falcons letting a 25-point lead slip away in last weekend's Super Bowl. Elsewhere in FLF, a lacrosse hidden ball trick.

Netflix wants to get into the toy business

Chris Isidore and Alanna Petroff  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 7:02am

Will we soon be able to buy Frank and Claire Underwood action figures? Netflix, which has found critical and business success with original shows such as "House of Cards" wants to sell licensed merchandise and toys.

'RootsTech' has something for everyone, can help 'find what you're looking for'

Carole Mikita  |  Posted   Feb 8th - 10:23pm

It is the biggest gathering of its kind in the world: RootsTech. Whether you are into finding your ancestors or wouldn't know where to begin, there is something for you.