Kristi York

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.

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.

How environmental print can help build early reading skills

It’s a common question from parents of preschoolers: “Does my child need to be able to print his or her name before starting kindergarten?”

Does using reverse psychology send your child mixed messages?

Is it wrong to leverage this idea and encourage our kids to “disobey” us? Are we teaching them that it’s good to be bad?

How to make the most of tournament weekends

Tips to balance fun and performance during out-of-town competitions.

Dealing with the clingy toddler

Patience is critical during the toddler stage – the toddler needs to learn it, and the parent needs to have endless reserves of it.

In search of positive role models for kids in professional sports

When your family tunes in to a game, watch for these successful pro athletes who also demonstrate outstanding values and character.

Tips to help your kids eat more veggies

Worried that your kids might not be getting the five daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by Canada’s Food Guide?


One mom’s picky eater battle with veggies

And so began my mission to introduce vegetables – real ones – to Eric’s daily menu.


Why toddlers love repetition in play

Reading the same book over and over? Singing the same song? You’re not alone.