Kristi York

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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 Your Child’s 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.

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.

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…

Tips to help reprogram your reluctant reader

This kind of outside-the-book thinking is effective in getting tweens engaged (or re-engaged) in reading.

How to encourage your reluctant swimmer

Communicating with kids about swimming and water play is tricky because of the inherent mixed messages.