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]

Boost Your Focus

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAs a parent, you are more than likely to have a lot on your plate. It can be tough to stay focused when you are so bombarded by every-day happenings such as emails, phone calls, loving interruptions from your children and spouse, and the ever present and ready online,[Read more]

Engaging The Daydreamer: Thinking Out Of The Box

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail If you have a daydreamer in your family, count yourself lucky! Daydreamers are able to tune out noise and hang in their own personal space for as long as they are allowed. This is a talent in today’s busy, media-centric world. However, in social situations such as school,[Read more]

Positive Discipline Equals Positive Behavior

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Perhaps a better way to talk about positive discipline is how to create the behavior patterns you want using positive strategies. Developmentally, your child is wired to please you, and you want to use your positive, connected relationship to help create trust as a basis for shaping your[Read more]

Holidays With a New Baby

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailIf you have a new baby during the holidays, you may be torn between keeping traditions and catching up on some much needed sleep. As you prepare for the holidays with a new baby, these tips may help alleviate unnecessary pressure from your life, allowing you to still enjoy[Read more]

Fun Projects That Celebrate Your Family

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWith the holidays upon you and more family time on the menu, here are some great ideas to celebrate family that you all can do together. Create a time capsule for the year Grab a glass bottle – one that you can close; a mason jar is perfect. Get[Read more]

How To Get Close to Your Partner

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Getting close to your partner to strengthen your relationship, while giving him or her space, can be tricky. But there are some small things that can go far in creating a well-balanced and healthy personal relationship. Shake Up Date Night Put some thought into how you can spend[Read more]

Gratitude Practices for the Ohana

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail This time of year naturally inspires many of us to practice the art of gratitude, which can carry over into the rest of the year. Below are some ways to fill your family’s gratitude cup. Create a thankfulness garland. Supplies you will need include ribbon, fabric scraps pre-cut[Read more]