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Ready, set, sleep! Teach your newborn about bedtime

Rachel Garcia, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:34pm

Newborn babies' sleep schedules are all over the place. Experts agree the key to helping your little one with this is to teach them the difference between night and day.

To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:32am

Teen vaping is on the rise, and schools are searching for solutions, with some taking disciplinary action or installing vape detectors in bathrooms.

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Maryclaire Dale and Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:04am

The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and dolls, oils and crystals, a glitter-filled wand.

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Dr. Edith Bracho - Sanchez, CNN  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:31am

Almost 2 million children and teens -- an average of 283,000 each year -- were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report.

Have You Seen This? The dance you do when food is life

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 16th - 2:02pm

This little girl knows what life is about, and she’ll sway right into your soul.

States weigh bans on shackling jailed moms during childbirth

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 13th - 1:17pm

Michelle Aldana gave birth to her first child chained to a hospital bed.

8-year-old Utahn with rare kidney disease to help IHOP 'flip it forward' for Primary Children's Hospital

Nakisha Rigley, KSL  |  Posted Mar 11th - 10:40pm

Nellie Mainor isn't letting a rare kidney disease stop her from giving back to others who suffer from critical illnesses. IHOP is helping her inspire others to give back as well.

Have You Seen This? Son's photo of sad dad at struggling donut shop goes viral, helps boom business

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 11th - 3:00pm

When you see your dad sad, you'll do anything to cheer him up. A son's photos and plea for help went viral and turned a struggling new business into an overnight success.

Smoking during pregnancy doubles risk of sudden death for baby, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Mar 10th - 10:05pm

Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths.

Bountiful police say attempted kidnapping of teen girl was false report

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 5th - 10:50am

The possible kidnapping attempt of a teenage girl turned out to be a false report, Bountiful police said Tuesday.

'Happy thoughts' helped lost California girls survive ordeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 5th - 10:31am

Two girls who were lost in a dense Northern California forest for nearly two days say they survived frigid nights by huddling together under a tree branch and a huckleberry bush and by thinking "happy thoughts."

Am I a bad parent if I'm on my phone in front of my kids?

Elissa Strauss, CNN  |  Posted Mar 5th - 9:08am

Q: I often feel guilty that I spend too much time on my phone when I'm with my kids, and I feel that there is a lot of "shaming" of moms for this in the media and elsewhere. But is it really that harmful for them?

Teaching kids how to safely approach unfamiliar dogs

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 5th - 6:43am

Statistics show about 1,000 people require emergency care for serious dog-bite injuries every day across the U.S. Sunday’s tragic incident involving a 4-year-old boy is a reminder that it happens in Utah as well.

Not even a social media star can make kids eat their veggies, study says

Dr. Edith Bracho-sanchez, CNN  |  Posted Mar 4th - 12:46pm

Social media influencers -- bloggers, streamers and posters with millions of followers online -- can inspire children to eat junk food, but when it comes to healthy food, their spell over youth no longer works, according to a new study.

Great Clips of the Week: 1-year-old baller has handles, dunks for days

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 4th - 11:26am

We start with a Baby Baller in Provo, head to SLC for a famous snowman cheering on the Salt Lake Stallions, and finish in Logan, where a rare peacock has re-emerged for the biggest college basketball game of the year.

Don't panic: How parents can deal with internet hoaxes

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 9:23pm

The latest parental panic on social media — over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks — elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls.

How ‘tidying up’ like Marie Kondo declutters your home, helps your wallet

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 9:27am

House cleaning is one of the hottest consumer trends right now, thanks to Netflix’s, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”

New Disney area to immerse parkgoers in a Star Wars story

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:44pm

The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park.

Toddler tech timeout: How much screen time should young children have?

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:30am

The amount of time babies and toddlers are spending on screens has some pediatricians and child psychologists calling for a total tech-timeout.

Dove offers $5K grant to dads who don't have access to paid family leave

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:41am

Just 15 percent of American dads have access to paid paternity leave — leaving many without the option to spend time at home with their newborn babies. One company wants to change that standard, one dad at a time.