Connect With Kids

  • Working Moms Serve As A Good Role Model For Kids

    Tuesday, Nov 2 at 2:35 PM

    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.

  • Flavored E-Cigarettes Create Serious Problems For Kids

    (Duluth, MN -Northland's NewsCenter) Electronic cigarette devices, called e-cigs, in flavors like bubblegum, popcorn, fudge and cookie dough, are becoming more popular with kids, according to the campaign for tobacco-free kids. It may seem innocent, but cigarette addiction and kids is a serious matter. Barbara Reyelts has the story for Connect with kids.

  • How Social Networking Sites Are Impacting The Grades Of College Students

    (Duluth, -Northland's NewsCenter) Is Facebook today's weapon of mass distraction? A new study says that college students who are on Facebook while studying or doing homework wind up getting 20 percent lower grades than students who don't log on while studying. When grades are not good, what's a parent to do? Barbara Reyelts has more in this connect with kids report.

  • The Benefits Of Kids Playing Video Games

    Most parents don't see much good in video games: they consume hours of time, provide little exercise, and they're often violent. But one study published in the journal current biology suggests playing action video games helps develop heightened sensitivities that improves a variety of skills. What's a parent to do? Barbara Reyelts has that story for connect with kids.

  • How Handwriting Could Impact Your Child's Future

    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.

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