Here are the parenting-related stories from around the CBC that caught our attention this week!
Parents call for ban on hitting in minor hockey
The results of a new survey from the Rick Hansen Institute on the risks of contact sport for young people shows that three out of four hockey parents want a ban on body checking in hockey for 11-and 12-year-olds. Listen in on CBC Airplay
Report urges Ontario ban on marketing junk food to kids
We know junk food isn't the healthiest option for kids, but high-calorie, sugary food is still being promoted to children. According to CBCNews.ca
, a report urges the Ontario government to ban marketing junk food
to children under 12.
Stepped-up sandwiches for every meal
While a ham or turkey sandwich is a classic lunch choice for kids and parents, Best Recipes Ever
has stepped-up sandwiches for every meal
. These melty, crunchy, gourmet creations are anything but boring!
Lying to kids
Parents want their kids to tell them the truth, but parents aren't always truthful with their children. Diane Flacks from CBC Radio podcast It Takes A Village
says that's not necessarily a bad thing. Listen to the podcast, Lying to Kids
Family dinnertime challenge
Between school, work and extracurricular activities, it can be a struggle for families to sit down and eat dinner together. But new research points to the health benefits of cooking and eating together as a family. CBC
's Kim Brunhuber gives one family a dinnertime challenge