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.

  • 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.