Connect With Kids

  • Spirit Mountain Easter EGG-Stravaganza

    Saturday, Apr 16 at 10:42 PM

    Duluth - (Northland's News Center) - The Easter Bunny came early for a group of lucky kids in Duluth today

  • The Power Of Music On Your Child's Development

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) The impact music can have in your child's development is greater than previously thought. A new study by Harvard researchers found that children who practice a musical instrument for three years outperform those who never practice and not just in their ability to play music. Barbara Reyelts has that story in today's report from connect with kids.

  • Study Shows Link Between Texting & How Likely It Is Your Teen Will Have Sex

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) New provocative research reveals teens who text 120 times a day or more - are more likely to have sex than those who don't "hyper-text."Most parents know there are a number of factors that determine whether a child will choose to have sex at a very young age, but few may realize just how powerful these risk factors are. Barbara Reyelts has more in this week's Connect With Kids.

  • When Quitting Sports Is Good For Your Kids

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)In addition to academic pressures, thousands of teens are involved in sports, drama, dance, music lessons. According to the organization citizenship through sports alliance, 70 percent of kids quit youth sports by the time they are 14. Why? And when can it really be healthy for kids to quit? Barbara Reyelts has more in this Connect with Kids Report.

  • How To Ease Your Child's Math Test Anxiety

    A new survey of U.S. teens reported in education week reveals that contrary to perceptions that American teens are apathetic about math and science students highly value those subjects and understand the important role those subjects play in their futures. Yet plenty of kids still suffer from math test anxiety, which effects learning - and performance. With exams coming up before schools break for the holidays, how can parents help? Barbara Reyelts has that story for Connect with kids.

  • The Importance Of Playtime For Your Kids

    Everybody needs a little playtime, according to new research from the University of Tennessee. Play may, in fact, make for a life worth living, they say. So what about kids, who often are often-scheduled and over-stressed? Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect with Kids.

  • How To Prevent Your Kids From Drinking At A Young Age

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) Students of all ages all around the country have pledged to a drug-free lifestyle.Those drug-free messages can't start too early. Some kids may be trading their Barbies and basketballs for booze. Barbara Reyelts has more in our Connect With Kids Report.

  • How To Get Your Kids To Eat Healthier At Lunch

    Want kids to eat a healthier lunch at school? According to Cornell University research presented at the school nutrition national conference in New York, getting kids to make healthy choices may be as easy as moving fruit to a colorful bowl and moving chocolate milk behind the plain milk. And packing a healthier brown bag helps, too. Barbara Reyelts has more in this Connect with kids report.

  • How Adversity Can Help Your Kids

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) For decades, American parents have heard that their most important task is to build up their children's self esteem. But some experts now say that effort has been misguided and has had unintended consequences. Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect with kids.

  • Working Moms Serve As A Good Role Model For Kids

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) Working mothers wrestle with plenty of guilt about the time spent away from their kids. But new research from the University of California reassures us that the kids are all right. In fact, for some families, having mom on the job provides opportunities and role modeling that's better for the children. Barbara Reyelts has more in this week's connect with kids report.