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Amy Iverson: Showing kids how to make politics great again

It's a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about appropriate political behavior.

Websites allow viewers, parents to gauge whether films are appropriate for their children

To give individuals and families a better idea of what the film contains, many websites provide in-depth information for why a movie has its rating, each with its own reviewing style. Read more »

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Amy Iverson: Showing kids how to make politics great again

With all the negativity coming from the campaigns, it's a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about appropriate behavior. We can also use political issues to reinforce our values... Read more »

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Women underrepresented across Utah's political spectrum

Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Should you teach your kids to hit back?

An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Children teach their parents when it comes to saving energy

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Oregon State University and Stanford University teamed up with a group of Girl Scouts to show that when children learn about a certain subject, parents are likely to emulate their changed behavior. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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After 8 years with no 'true increase' in foster care stipends, foster parents seek more funding

Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care for children in the state's custody, one national study says. Utah foster parents seek... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Love loans

I sat beside the tub and poured water over Ivy’s belly, wishing I could make the noise and chaos behind me disappear. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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The best place for newborns to sleep after birth

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Instead of newborn babies sleeping in a separate nursery after birth, hundreds of hospitals are encouraging mothers to let their infants stay in their rooms. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Amy Iverson: How social media can hurt, help during tragedies like the Dallas shootings

All of us can quickly become inundated with social media posts about disturbing news events. Sometimes the worst in humanity brings out the best in all of us. We can make an effort to sift through... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Lessons from PB&J

Like many little girls, I grew up on PB&Js. Unlike many little girls, my peanut butter sandwiches always metamorphosed into something more. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Kids live to tell the tale of another family vacation

We went to another national park this summer for family vacation, and, just like last year, we had another meltdown. But this time, my son's crying, screaming tantrum was actually helpful. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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What parents should know about the gummy-vitamin craze

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The vitamin aisle at the supermarket looks a lot like the candy aisle these days. Are gummy vitamins making us healthier or destroying our teeth? Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Why Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips doesn't matter

The latest debate in parent shaming makes me wonder how far we'll go in judging each other. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: I want to be fabulously ordinary

There are so many fabulous people out there, particularly wonderful women and mothers. There is the woman I watched on a news show recently showing her success in losing 163 pounds naturally by her... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the 'social mud' of life

A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, have partnered with various organizations to host two new summer camps that teach computer skills to students with... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Smart boys who sometimes do stupid things

No matter how many times my boys do stupid things, I always ask them the same question: Why? Their answer is always the same: “I don’t know.” Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How do you value a mother?

Flipping through the newspaper a few months back, I found some really thought-provoking stuff on motherhood in a syndicated Reuter’s column by Sue Pleming called “Perspective: A Move to... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Heber Latinos launch initiative to eliminate underage drinking

To combat underage drinking, a Utah Latino coalition has joined with Parents Empowered for the first time to launch an initiative informing parents of the harmful effects. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas No. 6 — The family vision statement

Every business seems to have one — on a plaque, on the wall — an attractively worded statement of vision and purpose and goals. Families can benefit as much as businesses by developing... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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6 tips for a successful family road trip

Planning a family road trip this summer? Here are some tips for success — especially when traveling with kids. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

All too often children who excel in athletics yet struggle academically are seen as unintelligent. Recently, my youngest daughter had an experience that illustrates this point. Athletes are not... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Pokemon Go provides the illusion of accomplishment

I've learned through personal experience that smartphone games can be fun distractions, but they can also suck up way too much of your time and attention. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement

During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Engaging in ‘problematic media’ doesn't help shy young adults become more social

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A new study says avoiding social situations and immersing oneself instead in "problematic" media like pornography or violent video games can increase one's isolation and make future healthy... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Music studies are hard, lonely work for Juilliard-trained Utahn, 'but it's always worth it'

Sherri Jensen wanted a farm to instill work ethic and responsibility in her 8 children. She used music instead, and one of them has graduated from Juilliard with a master's degree in viola... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Summer at the cinema: Theaters offer summer movie options geared toward children, families

Several theaters throughout Utah are offering family friendly movie options this summer, including SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Water Gardens Theatres in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Amy Iverson: Anonymous apps that parents should delete from their kids' phones

There are a slew of anonymous apps out there that teens are using. Anonymity online has become a useful and scary tool for cyberbullying. This article talks about ways kids are using these apps,... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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How 'geeky families' can love tech but also set limits

The process of mutual sharing in media consumption was the topic of a panel during FanXperience, and several experts shared perspectives on how such practices can protect children and encourage... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: A financial spin on The Game of Life

Parents are often looking for ways to teach their children to be good money managers. Michelle Singletary suggests a version of The Game of Life. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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How to enjoy fireworks and avoid the emergency room this Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is about independence and history and barbecues and family fun, but for a lot of families, it's a trip to the emergency room. Here's what parents need to know to keep kids safe... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Creating a summer schedule

Today is the first day of summer for my family. School is out, the weather is great, and we are excited. So why did I end up in such a grumpy mood this morning? Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How to get happiness at a bargain rate

Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Arianne Brown: 5 tips on how to stay healthy while on vacation

Maintaining a health and fitness regimen while on vacation is often a hard thing to do. Here are five tips on how to stay healthy while on vacation. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas No. 5 — Refining family traditions

Everyone, particularly every child, needs an identity larger than himself — something he belongs to, feels part of, gains security and protection from. This deep identity and security should... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Area summer reading programs are for more than children

Summer reading programs, offered by public libraries, help kids and teens avoid "summer slide" and have fun reading over the summer. Libraries also offer programs for adults, and librarians... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How I justify mommy fun

Most of us are probably familiar with the catchy 80’s song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Well, I’m here to tell you that moms just wanna have fun, too —no, they need to... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Erin Stewart: 5 tips for moms to survive and enjoy summer

Tips to keep your sanity while school's out, and maybe even enjoy it. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: For the lonely mothers in the summer

Like many mothers, my heart has always anticipated the school bell on that last day, releasing the troops for summer vacation. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Banished to the backyard and other parenting approaches to discipline

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A New Mexico couple tried many things to curb their teenage son's stealing. Their latest attempt to rein in the youth has garnered national attention and a lot of second-guessing: They've banished... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Life, choices and looking for the positive

"I look for the positive things," June Davidson said. "I do not even dwell on the negative — I know it’s there, but I don’t dwell on it.” Being positive and not worrying... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: You might not need life insurance if you're 'self-insured'

If you have enough money through your pensions, investments and savings, you may be what is known as “self-insured.” Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Raising citizens: Tips to help parents teach their kids about the political process

In 2016, it’s hard to get away from politics. Children are not oblivious to the politically charged atmosphere, and there are ways for parents to help them be comfortable with the political... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: 7 little traditions to help you cherish your children

I need to face it: My kids are going to grow up. And that’s already happening much faster than I feel good about. Here are some ideas that have helped me soak in my "babies" for as long as... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Is nagging hurting your marriage?

Why I hate to be called a nag, and what happened when I decided to change my behavior. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Some non-parents are happier than parents — and the gap is bigger in America

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Research shows American parents are less happy than non-parents — and the gap is bigger in America than in other countries. The fix for that appears to be in the workplace. Policies impact... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Crafting family summer playtime that's both fun and affordable

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With three kids ages 1-7, Kate Bugbee said it's not simple finding summer activities that will interest everyone. And it's not always easy to figure out how to afford it, either. But there are... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Kids with parents in prison are more likely to have children before marriage

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Kids with a parent or other household member in prison are 44 percent more likely to have their first child before marriage, according to a new study from a researcher at Princeton University. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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