Here are the parenting-related stories from around the CBC that caught our attention this week!
Children driven around too much, Canadian report suggests
Active Healthy Kids Canada's annual report card assigns a "D" for active transportation
. Fewer Canadian kids are commuting by walking or biking. If kids walked for all trips less than one kilometre in distance, it would translate, on average, to 2,238 additional steps each day - or around 15 to 20 minutes of walking.
School gardens plant seeds for healthy eating
Students learn more than horticulture when they get their hands dirty. School gardens can help kids learn photosynthesis, nutrition and composting. Time in the garden can benefit growing bodies, as well as minds. Check out the full story on CBCNews.ca
Hyper Parents and Coddled Kids
Kids today are the most overprotected, overindulged and overscheduled in history. Is all of this attention giving the next generation a competitive edge, or creating new problems that will last a lifetime? Check out this insightful CBC Doc Zone
documentary on CBC player.
Hamilton wants food allergy injectors in every restaurant
Hamilton wants to be the first city in Canada to have auto-injectors, also known as Epipens, for children with allergies at every food outlet. Read more from CBC News Health
Raising Moneywise Kids
Now more than ever, it's important to teach kids solid financial lessons so they can succeed with their money goals. Experienced financial journalist Rubina Ahmed-Haq shares some tips on Steven and Chris
, including lessons parents can follow to raise moneywise kids.