Connect With Kids

  • Teens Encourage Others to Sign Pledge Against Distracted Driving

    (Proctor, MN)-- Northland's NewsCenter- About a month ago local high school students got together and vowed not to drive while distracted. Now they're encouraging their classmates, teachers, and members of the community to do the same.

  • Courage Center Duluth Receives $15,000 Grant

    Duluth, MN - (Northland's News Center) - Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Northland Foundation, 35 students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Duluth community will get to take part in a special after-school program.

  • Two Young Northland Brothers Are Stepping In To Help Families In Need

    Duluth, MN - (Northland's News Center) - Minnesota Foodshare says this could be the busiest winter ever for Minnesota Food Shelves. Because of the increased need in the Northland, two young brothers are stepping to help families in need this year.

  • Spirit Mountain Easter EGG-Stravaganza

    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.