Connect With Kids

  • 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.

  • 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.