Connect With Kids

  • How Handwriting Could Impact Your Child's Future

    Tuesday, Sep 28 at 6:17 PM

    When teens have something to write, that message is likely to be composed at a computer keyboard or maybe even a cell phone. Pens, pencils and paper? Some argue that handwriting is becoming obsolete. Maybe someday but there are still assignments and essay questions on tests, midterms, finals and even college entrance exams. Barbara Reyelts has more in this Connect with Kids story.

  • Why More Teens Are Getting Headaches

    Headaches are a common complaint among teenagers, with five percent of teenage boys and almost eight percent of teenage girls in one nationwide study reporting frequent migraines. A new study from researchers at the University of Oslo, reported in the journal neurology, reveals that of 6,000 kids studied, those who were overweight, smoked or didn't exercise were the most likely to experience migraines. But as Barbara Reyelts reports for Connect With Kids, researchers have also found a way to ease the pain.

  • Drugs & Alcohol: A Growing Problem For Girls

    New survey results from the partnership for a drug free America report that girls appear more inclined than ever to reach for drugs and booze to help them emotionally.They say drugs "help you forget your troubles." researchers advise parents to be especially attentive to their daughters' moods and worries. Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect With Kids.

  • The Risk Kids Take With Severe Food Allergies

    Kids and food allergies are a serious combination. New research from pediatric allergist researchers at children's hospital in Boston are suggesting that kids carry two doses of the widely prescribed Epipen - which treats allergic reactions; because we don't always know which child will need more than one life-saving injection. Yet research also tells us that more than half of teens with severe food allergies take risks that could have deadly results. Barbara Reyelts has more in this week's Connect with kids.

  • 3 Step Method To Fight Child Obesity

    A new study in the journal of pediatrics reports a simple three–step method to reduce childhood obesity in this country by 40 percent: Have children eat dinner with their family. Get eight hours of sleep a night, and spend a lot less time in front of the TV. Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect with Kids.

  • Helping Teens Find Summer Jobs In The Tough Economy

    Reports indicate this summer job market is shaping up to be even worse than last year for the millions of high school and college students on summer break. According to economists at the economic policy institute, this is the worst year for teen employment since the recession of the early '80s, and very likely since the great depression. Barbara Reyelts has some advice on what teens can do from connect with kids.

  • Connect With Kids: Why Kids Want To Spend More Time With Their Parents

    Moody, short-tempered, isolated... all words that are used to describe a typical teenager. But according to a new survey of teenagers by family circle, beneath that angst-ridden facade is a kid who wants to be with the very people he or she is pushing away. Barbara Reyelts has more in this week's Connect with kids.

  • Helping Your Kids Avoid Unintentional Injuries In The Summer

    According to the centers for disease control, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for American children. And when the weather turns warm and school lets out - those numbers spike. How can you keep your kids safe during the summer? Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect with kids.

  • Spring Break Dangers

    It's time for spring break and hundreds of thousands of high school and college kids across the country are planning on a big trip to a warm destination to be with their friends. If you're the parent of junior or a senior in high school... Do you let your child go? Barbara Reyelts has that story this week's Connect with Kids.

  • Connect With Kids- How You Can Help Improve Your Child's Intelligence

    Parents tell their children all the time 'you can do anything you set your mind to' but a new study shows that's not only true, but can make all the difference in a child's academic success. Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect with kids.