Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Friday, July 1, 2016 10:38 am MDT
When researchers looked at families where the kids flourish, they discovered a big difference between avoiding bad behaviors and actually cultivating positive ones. Shifting the focus empowers teens to thrive, ...
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:22 am MDT
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 during the cel...
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:51 am MDT
Children lose up to three months' learning over the course of summer vacation, forcing teachers to play catch-up in the fall. But parents have a lot of power to keep minds active, engaged and primed to learn. T...
Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:58 pm MDT
Americans overall are older, according to the U.S. Census, and more diverse than in the past. But what single age in 2015 had more people than any other?
Published: Monday, June 27, 2016 10:51 am MDT
The number of babies born to minority parents has reached an all-time high, making them the majority, though not by much, a Pew Research Center report says.
Published: Sunday, June 26, 2016 1:52 am MDT
Scammers manage each year to wrest more than $36 billion from older Americans. But what's lost is more than money. And fighting back helps protect folks of all ages from being scammed.
Published: Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:04 am MDT
Jobs for teens used to be a summer staple, but increasingly, that kind of employment is hard to come by. It's worth searching out, though, experts say, for the benefits kids reap that have almost nothing to do ...
Brexit and American elections: Families can be torn apart by different ideas, but only if they choose to
Published: Friday, June 24, 2016 3:53 pm MDT
Families are standing on different sides of the British decision to exit the EU. Across the pond, American siblings argue Hillary vs. the Donald. Politics takes a toll on families unless they can agree to disag...
Published: Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:52 pm MDT
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 him to a tent...
Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:02 pm MDT
Princess culture may welcome girls into stereotypes that limit their growth and opportunities as they grow up, according to BYU research that also says boys may get a small benefit.