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20 activities for dads to do with their kids

- Deseret News

Play time is essential for children to learn and grow. Doing these fun activities with your children is one way to strengthen your relationship with them.

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HAGELIN: Being the parent — then and now

Culture challenge of the week: Parent or friend? As my daughter Kristin and I recently browsed through my last book, "30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family," we came across a chapter titled "Vow to Be the Parent (Not Your Child's Best Friend)."

Massachusetts kids are wicked smaht, according to a WalletHub study. These students from the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston perform during the White House Talent Show on May 20. The event was hosted by first lady Michelle Obama and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Top 15 states for education

- Deseret News

What states are doing the best in terms of education? Here's a look at the top 15.

** FILE ** Experts call teen risk behavior a canary in the cavern. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

Risky business: The life of the American teenager

- Deseret News

The national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey finds that about a third of high school students drink regularly, a quarter recently had a physical fight and more than a third are sexually active.

Nancy Jensen looks on as her son Joe, 2, gets a special treat of a little TV time on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at their home in Seattle. Ms. Jensen was a participant in a new University of Washington study on the effects of television viewing on children. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Study: Better TV might improve children's behavior

- Associated Press

Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found.

The Federal Trade Commission has accused Robert Titzer of false and deceptive advertising for promoting his 
"Your Baby Can Read" program in ads and product packaging as a tool to teach infants as young as 9 months to read. (AP Photo/Federal Trade Commission)

FTC: 'Your Baby Can Read' ads deceptive

- Associated Press

Many babies at 9 months old are just starting to stand up. Some take their first steps. But reading? At 9 months? Really? The Federal Trade Commission doesn't think so.