Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Friday, August 28, 2015 3:46 pm MDT
It takes a new father's brain a little longer to change circuitry, compared with a mom's brain, but the impact a child has on that brain is profound.
Published: Friday, August 28, 2015 10:03 am MDT
A new study by bestselling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield finds a deep communication chasm when it comes to parents and teachers sharing information about a child's life that could matter for future s...
Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:03 pm MDT
A new Child Trends report identifies factors in early childhood that may be linked to later bullying. And it offers suggestions on buffers that may head off child-to-child aggression.
Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:32 pm MDT
The Council on Contemporary Families fetes Women's Equality Day with a report looking across decades at how family life was first destabilized but now finds happier footing as men and women work together to car...
Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:30 am MDT
While headlines nationwide trumpet companies that are expanding maternity and paternity leave, about a fourth of new mothers are back at work within two weeks, report says.
Published: Friday, August 21, 2015 1:10 pm MDT
He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might require some adul...
Published: Monday, August 17, 2015 6:36 pm MDT
Parents and kids sometimes struggle to find the sweet spot between adequate activities and engagement and simply drowning in extracurricular obligations. Balance is possible, though, experts say.
Published: Friday, August 14, 2015 9:57 am MDT
A study from Chile says children with TV access late at night are more prone to sleep issues, including nightmares and sleep talking. The findings may also apply to smartphones and other "screens."
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:29 am MDT
A Chicago nonprofit legal advocacy organization says too many child welfare investigations of "free-range" parenting put families at risk, take resources away from real instances of neglect.
Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:54 am MDT
Would-be employers assess positive personal traits — the so-called soft skills — and value them as much as technical prowess when making hiring decisions.