Connect With Kids

  • Spring Break Dangers

    Wednesday, Aug 4 at 2:52 PM

    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.

  • Summer Brain Drain

    It's called "Summer Brain Drain" the two months worth of knowledge that kids lose over the summer. Keeping kids academically busy over the summer is one answer, but it's not always easy and sometimes controversial. Barbara Reyelts has that story in today's connect with kids report.

  • How Reading Can Help Your Child Go Farther In The Future

    The latest news may be about downloading to a Kindle or IPad, but when it comes to kids and reading, there just might be nothing better than an old–fashioned book – not only for pleasure and for education, but for their mental health, as well. Research reported in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that teens with reading problems are more likely to deal with anxiety, depression and attention deficit disorders than their peers with typical reading skills. But unfortunately, as teens get older, they read less and less. Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect With Kids.

  • How To Stop People From Cheating

    School districts across the country are dealing with the fallout from teachers tampering with standardized test scores. We're all under pressure to perform adults and kids alike but cheating is wrong. So why do we do it? And how can we change? Barbara Reyelts has more in this week's Connect with Kids report.

  • Dating Violence On The Rise Among Teens

    Last week, Indiana's governor signed "heather's law" – a new bill that encourages schools to address the issue of dating violence. At least four other states have also introduced similar legislation this year and others plan to follow. Recent studies show dating violence is on the rise among teens and has taken a slight upturn during the recession. Barbara Reyelts tells us how to talk to your kids about love and hurt in this connect with kids report.

  • How To Avoid Being The Victim Of An Online Scam

    American shoppers are now spending more than 100-billion dollars a year online. Much of that money is spend by tech-savvy teens. But, increasingly kids are becoming the victims of online scams. In this connect with kids report Barbara Reyelts has some tips on how kids can avoid getting ripped off.

  • The Connection Between Sleep & Suicide

    If your teenager wants to sleep until noon on the weekend, maybe that's not such a bad idea.According to a new study from Columbia University, there is a connection between sleep and suicide. The study found that kids with a bedtime of midnight or later were about 20 percent more likely to be depressed and think about suicide than kids with a bedtime of 10pm. Barbara Reylets has the details.

  • How Genetics Influence Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is fast becoming one of the most pressing concerns facing kids across the country. Sometimes it's genetics and sometimes obesity is a family affair. Studies have shown that a child's risk of obesity greatly increases if one or more parent is overweight or obese. Barbara Reyelts has more in this week's connect with kids.

  • Connect With Kids: Warning Signs Of Skin Damage

    On the surface, it seems that skin cancer might be easily detected. But a new survey by the American academy of dermatology reports that too many of us don't look out for warning signs. And teens, in particular, are not taking precautions when it comes to the sun.Barbara Reyelts has more from Connect with Kids.

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