It's the Parent List! Enjoy reading this week's collection of our favourite headlines, articles, recipes and inspiring news stories for parents from the various CBC.ca websites. Have a great weekend!
The face of the Canadian family is changing. CBCNews.ca explores Statistics Canada's census
, which finds that the traditional "mom-pop-and-three-kids-under-one-roof model" has evolved, ranging from fewer married couples to same sex couples, "complex" stepfamilies and single parents.
Pretend to slither like a snake, stand on one foot with your eyes closed and jump as high as you can! These fun tips
come from CBC's Live Right Now
, and they'll help you ensure that your child gets the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity he or she needs every day.
Some parents allow their children to sip alcohol in hopes that it will help them resist peer pressure later in life. CBCNews.ca delves into the study
from the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine that suggests drinking at home will not reduce risky drinking when young people are out with their friends.
A Canadian Publisher has edited Clement C. Moore's classical story, Twas the Night Before Christmas
. She has removed any references to Santa smoking, and included the subtitle, "edited for the benefit of 21st century children." CBC's Your Community
asks, "Should Santa give up smoking?" Let us know what you think.
BPA, a chemical used in canned foods, is being investigated as a link to childhood obesity. According to CBCNews.ca
, researchers wanted to test the idea that chemicals could be contributing to the disruption of children's metabolisms.
Fall is almost here, but you don't need to leave summer behind just yet! Try these cool and refreshing watermelon snow cone recipes
from In the Kitchen
. They're great for kids and adults!