Habits to Make Your Family Happier

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailGet plenty of rest. It may sound simplistic, but think about how difficult it is to be happy when you’re tired. The truth is, these days most of us aren’t getting enough sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 3 adults and 7 in 10 teens[Read more]

Easter Activities

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail “Easter Egg Hunts: proof your child can find things when they really want to.”- someecards.com Easter celebrations often include attending a church service, enjoying a potluck, and participating in a classic Easter egg hunt. Here are some more Easter activities you can enjoy with your family and friends[Read more]

How Do Teens Think?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWhat were you thinking?… Sound like a familiar question you ask your teen? The adolescent years are filled with opportunities for young people to make some kolohe (rascal/mischievous) choices. Then, they either experience a favorable outcome or some painful consequences. Just in the last 50 years, researchers have discovered[Read more]

Succeed in Sports: Becoming A Team Player

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailOur culture often puts the spotlight on individual effort rather than teamwork. But encouraging your child to play a team sport might be the best thing you do for their growth as a human being. While there may be bumps on the road, there are ways to help them[Read more]

Potty Training

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Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Potty training is probably not on any parent’s “favorite things” list, but the reward certainly outweighs the challenge. While there’s no one-size-fits-all method, below are a few tips for you to prepare your child to enter the world of using the toilet: Stay calm and positive throughout the[Read more]

Get Fighting Siblings to Make Peace

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Fighting siblings is a common phenomenon in families. While many accept it as part of growing up, it can nonetheless be stressful to all concerned and it can continue into adulthood. Is there a way to resolve the fighting in a way that honors all sides? Here are[Read more]

Managing Nighttime Fear – Overcoming a Fear of the Dark

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Fear of the dark is fairly common among young children. While it sometimes goes way by itself, parents can take practical steps to help eliminate night time fears forever. Here are six steps to ending nighttime fears. Tell your child you understand. Don’t be little children when they[Read more]

Math Tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Returning to school for another year almost certainly means one unavoidable truth for junior high and high school students everywhere: Math! Ready or not, that perennial behemoth, which devours so many students’ time, GPA and will to continue school, is back for more! But what if the feared[Read more]

How to set Boundaries

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBy KIEGAN BLAKE, O.T. Ahhh… the balance of giving your children choice while also providing a sense of order.  Creating “boundaries” are critical for setting a sense of safety and security for your child.  Boundaries provide predictability, consistency and contingency, which are the fence posts of their secure perimeter. [Read more]

Learn to Create a Positive Mindset

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Willie Nelson said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” This doesn’t sound like rocket science, so how do you flip the switch? 1. Start Right Changing your tune can start first thing in the morning. Set the tone by starting your[Read more]

Let It Go

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe ins and outs of selling, buying and donating kids’ items on Maui Let it go! Springtime is synonymous with spring cleaning, and like many, you may have some kid clothing and items to sell or donate. Below are a few ways to handle your gently used kids’ items[Read more]

Understanding Ear Infections

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBack to school and the colder months tend to be the toughest when it comes to childhood illnesses. During this time we tend to have more infectious diseases, so usually, you have more colds which create congestion in the respiratory airway and tend to block the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian[Read more]