PARENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PARENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Coming soon to Utah liquor stores: cannabis oils? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216771-78/oils-state-says-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216771-78/oils-state-says-parents.html.csp">Coming soon to Utah liquor stores: cannabis oils?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T07:29:52.484-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, says the problem parents face now is that it is still technically illegal under federal law for them to possess or transport the oils, which are extracts from marijuana plants high in a chemical called ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216771@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:29:52 MDT Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp">Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.707-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two hundred Nigerian girls are kidnapped. Several hundred Central American children are sent hundreds of miles away from home ­— alone. In these areas of the world, the governments have failed, the criminals have taken over and the parents are powerless. Why? Because the citizens have no firearms. Joe Kolloch Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206776@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp">Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Linda Davis</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T13:13:01.71-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Linda Davis, a special education teacher at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — As a middle school teacher of special education for the past 29 years, I was impressed in Finland by the way raising and teaching children are truly communal activities, where everyone is treated as equally as possible. For example,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198450@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:13:01 MDT McArdle: We’re raising a generation of timid kids http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194419-82/car-child-parents-dangerous.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194419-82/car-child-parents-dangerous.html.csp">McArdle: We’re raising a generation of timid kids</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Megan McArdle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:41:41.242-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A week ago, a woman was charged with leaving her child in the car while she went into a store. Her 11-year-old child. This week, a woman was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to go to the park alone. Which raises just one question: America, what the heck is wrong with you? I’m not interested in defending mothers who are under stress or are low-wage workers without a lot of great child-care options. I mean, fine, but these defenses should be unnecessary because what the heck are we do...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194419@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:41:41 MDT Pakistani teen activist seeks release of Nigerian girls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184288-68/girls-nigeria-malala-boko.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184288-68/girls-nigeria-malala-boko.html.csp">Pakistani teen activist seeks release of Nigerian girls</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T21:11:11.35-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Abuja, Nigeria • The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her “sisters.” Malala Yousafzai, who has become an international symbol for women’s rights in the face of hard-line Islam, said Nigeria’s president promised to meet for the first time with the abducted girls’ parents. “My birthday wish this year is ‘Bring Ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581842882014-07-14T21:11:11.35-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T21:11:11.35-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184288@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:11:11 MDT Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182191-68/doses-parents-http-lead.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182191-68/doses-parents-http-lead.html.csp">Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T07:34:02.639-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. The results, published online Monday in Pediatrics, underscore recommendations that droppers and syringes that measure in milliliters be used for liquid medicines — not spoons. The study involved nearly 300 parents, mostly Hispanics, with children younger than 9 years old. The youngsters were treated for various illnesses a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581821912014-07-14T07:34:02.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T07:34:02.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182191@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:34:02 MDT Op-ed: Higher wage makes me a better dad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164830-82/hour-per-workers-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164830-82/hour-per-workers-district.html.csp">Op-ed: Higher wage makes me a better dad</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Raul Meza</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T07:44:55.962-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LOS ANGELES • Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights. I know I’m lucky to have a full-time job as a facility attendant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I’ve done that for 10 years, and some days are better than others, but I like the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:44:55 MDT Ex-GalleyCat ed Jason Boog on raising bookworms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58108693-223/child-reading-parents-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58108693-223/child-reading-parents-book.html.csp">Ex-GalleyCat ed Jason Boog on raising bookworms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T16:37:55.443-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jason Boog was immersed in publishing for five years as editor of the MediaBistro blog GalleyCat. When he became a dad, he was curious how best to foster a love of books in his newborn daughter. His solution was — what else? — writing a book about raising bookworms, “Born Reading,” out in July from Touchstone. Boog, 37, lives in Los Angeles with his wife and now nearly 4-year-old daughter, Olive. He works for a film production company, connecting screenwriters with experts to assist story devel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581086932014-07-07T16:37:55.443-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T16:37:55.443-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108693@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:37:55 MDT Salt Lake City schools discrimination complaint dismissed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58123409-78/district-clara-complaint-principal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58123409-78/district-clara-complaint-principal.html.csp">Salt Lake City schools discrimination complaint dismissed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T10:34:29.511-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The federal government has dismissed a complaint filed by a Salt Lake City School District board member alleging the district wrongly excluded minority parents from the principal-hiring process at a west-side school. In his original complaint filed in May, board member Michael Clara alleged the district left parents out of the hiring of a principal at Parkview Elementary in violation of its own practices and agreements. He claimed it was part of a larger pattern of racism on the part of distric...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123409@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:34:29 MDT Books for parents, kids, teens on LGBTQ experience http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58094911-223/gender-book-transgender-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58094911-223/gender-book-transgender-2013.html.csp">Books for parents, kids, teens on LGBTQ experience</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T13:58:21.059-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">June has been Pride Month. Here are some book suggestions for parents, kids and teens on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning gender experience. FOR PARENTS “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” Oxford University Press, May • Encyclopedic but conversational book that harkens back to the feminist health resource “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” Written by transgender contributors and includes social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law and relationships. Edited by L...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580949112014-06-27T13:58:21.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T13:58:21.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58094911@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:58:21 MDT Writer David Levithan on LGBT books for the young http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118824-223/kids-books-gay-characters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118824-223/kids-books-gay-characters.html.csp">Writer David Levithan on LGBT books for the young</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEANNE ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T13:58:21.103-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his “Boy Meets Boy,” a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. And there was Paul, who meets Noah. Since then, there’s been a burst of books featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning young people. Levithan, also publisher and editorial director at Scholastic, offered his insights into parenting and books...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581188242014-06-27T13:58:21.103-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T13:58:21.103-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58118824@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:58:21 MDT From India with love — splashy Hindu wedding comes to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58094172-78/patel-wedding-india-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58094172-78/patel-wedding-india-utah.html.csp">From India with love — splashy Hindu wedding comes to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T21:07:50.49-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holladay • They ruled out elephants. But Dinesh and Kalpana Patel spared few other details in a deeply traditional three-day Indian wedding ceremony given for their only daughter, Avni, and her future husband, Abhishek Dhingra. The series of private events, held at the Patels’ spacious home in Holladay and culminating Saturday in front of hundreds of guests at Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel, amount to one of the most elaborate renditions of authentic Indian matrimonial rites ever witnesse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58094172@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:07:50 MDT Utah parents want bus aides, investigation after abuse claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057137-78/education-parents-special-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057137-78/education-parents-special-district.html.csp">Utah parents want bus aides, investigation after abuse claims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T21:20:30.93-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Parents told Canyons School District leaders this week that they must do more to protect special education students following the recent arrest of a bus driver for allegedly molesting a student. Board member Tracy Scott Cowdell said he couldn’t give specifics, but said the district is taking their concerns seriously. “Just because it isn’t obvious that certain things might or might not be being done doesn’t mean that it’s not happening,” Cowdell told parents. “Just because we haven’t announced ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057137@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:20:30 MDT New ‘job’ is not all it’s cracked up to be http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58019347-223/mom-parents-baby-carolyn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58019347-223/mom-parents-baby-carolyn.html.csp">New ‘job’ is not all it’s cracked up to be</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T16:51:08.645-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 04:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • Had a baby two months ago. I’d never do anything to harm him or myself, and I do love him, but I hate being a mom. I stay at home with him after a decade as a high school teacher, a job I loved. When he screams, I wish I was wrangling surly teenagers because at least that’s something I understand and am good at. I’m tired of getting up all night, of never having time to myself, of the house never being clean. Husband is helpful but doesn’t understand how I feel like a failure. I g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58019347@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:51:08 MDT Letter: We don’t need to wait on same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58002918-82/sex-marriage-parent-research.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58002918-82/sex-marriage-parent-research.html.csp">Letter: We don’t need to wait on same-sex marriage</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T07:34:02.513-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Mero continues to make the same mistake in his arguments against same-sex marriage. He is correct that most research shows that children of two parents do, on average, have a better chance to succeed in parenting to those of single parent households. As a society we should do everything we can, in caring and compassionate manner, to help these kids and their parent. However, we certainly cannot outlaw divorce or make being a single parent illegal. Mr. Mero attempts to link this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58002918@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:34:02 MDT CMT distances itself from ‘teenage rebel’ reality casting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58011926-223/casting-cmt-family-families.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58011926-223/casting-cmt-family-families.html.csp">CMT distances itself from ‘teenage rebel’ reality casting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Television Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T15:51:34.35-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 03:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Producers seeking teenagers who “party like a rock star” for a reality show about their lives say they were actually casting for the upcoming CMT intervention series, “My Dysfunctional Family,” not a show that glorifies teen rebellion. But the producers and CMT, which is premiering the series on July 5, are distancing themselves from how participants were wrangled for the show. Through a casting service, the show’s production company had said it was seeking people as young as 13 who d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580119262014-05-31T15:51:34.35-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-31T15:51:34.35-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58011926@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 15:51:34 MDT Unfair conditions for sis-in-law’s visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57993882-223/parents-nephew-sil-visit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57993882-223/parents-nephew-sil-visit.html.csp">Unfair conditions for sis-in-law’s visit</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T19:53:55.229-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 07:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • My brother, sister-in-law (SIL) and nephew, 5, live halfway across the country from us. I live near my parents where we grew up. The few times a year that SIL and Nephew and sometimes Brother visit, they are up and down the state visiting family and friends. The last visit, my parents were away. SIL and Nephew stayed with us. Now they are coming again in a few weeks. SIL emailed to ask if they could stay with us again, before they visit with her family. Her email made it clear ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57993882@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:53:55 MDT