Kristi York

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Kristi York is a former high school English teacher and a mom of two sports-loving boys. More of her published work can be found on Twitter @KristiYork19.

How to handle your preschooler’s sleepwalking

Unexpected sleep interruptions come with the territory of being a parent, but for some parents it’s an almost nightly occurrence.

Why Swaddling Newborns Is No Longer Recommended

Knowing whether or not to swaddle newborns has always been a little contentious. Parents and experts are unsure if it's still the right thing to do. Here's some updated guidelines.

Does Every Canadian Kid Need To Learn To Skate And Play Hockey?

Hockey is the Canadian pastime. Here's how to know if this time-honoured tradition is a good fit for your child.

5 ways to help you and your child cope while you’re away

Being away from your kid isn't easy. But it's important for parents to manage their pre-trip anxiety to make it easier on both of you.

How to avoid overusing negative words

Count the number of times you find yourself saying (yelling) “don’t,” “no” and “stop it” each day. Now learn how to, er, stop it.

8 Ways To Make Old Toys Seem New Again

If your child is losing interest in her playthings, or you’re tired of finding abandoned toys all over the house, try these tips to regain a sense of order and keep things fresh at playtime.

What to expect from parent-and-baby swimming lessons

Surviving swim class means surviving everything that comes with it.

Quiz: What colour is your parenting medal?

Olympic athletes have to keep their cool and perform their best when the pressure is on. How well do you keep your composure in typical parenting situations? Take our quiz to find out.

Jar Wars: The Fork Awakens

A short time ago, in a high chair not far away…