Create a Summer Bucket List

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailbuck·et list: noun: number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. It’s summertime. Time for adventure, exploring and making new memories. Start summer off with a fun bucket list created by the whole family and get ready to have some fun.[Read more]

Getting Your Child to Talk

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail For some of us, talking happens easily and for others, talking can be difficult and many of us are somewhere in between.  Have you noticed how hard it can be to get your child to talk about their feelings?  Even the most outgoing youngster can become shy about[Read more]

Creating Birthday Traditions

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailCreating Birthday Traditions We all know that a keiki’s first birthday is a big celebration in Hawaii. Here are some ideas to help create other traditions year after year. 1. Celebrate a half-birthday. A year can feel like an eternity to a small one, so don’t make them wait that[Read more]

Beating the Sick Day Blues

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Beating the Sick Day Blues When the coughs and sniffles have a hold of your child it can be hard to keep them from getting bored while getting better. Here are some ways to help your little one get over the flu bug and maybe even crack a[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]

Get Your Family to Prioritize Physical Movement!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail What young person isn’t spilling over with enthusiasm for physical movement, especially when the motivation to move is all about fun, participation and being a part of that which brings joy? Let’s face it. Given the opportunity, we’d all prefer to be in that mode every waking hour.[Read more]

Raising a Good Listener

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBy Kiegan Blake How do you teach your child to be a good listener…especially in these times of instant technology & multi-tasking? The key is to carve out time each day for face-to-face interaction with your child. Being a good listener involves: Being calm, which promotes attention and availability to[Read more]

Homework Help: 10 Smart Tips to Make Homework Stress-Free

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHomework Help: 10 Smart Tips to Make Homework Stress-Free 1. Feed the brain. Give your student a healthy snack of carrots and cucumbers, or hummus and pita. Fuel their brains and then move on to tip #2. 2. Get it out of the way. Getting homework out of the[Read more]

Parent Teacher Communication

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTeacher-parent conferences are short and offer you only a few minutes to talk to one of the most important adults in your child’s life. So what parent teacher conference questions do you ask? Or perhaps you should let the teacher lead? Think of a parent-teacher conference much like an[Read more]