Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Halloween is a fun night for both kids and parents, but it can also pose risks to trick-or-treaters. Before heading out, be sure to read these tips for a fun, safe and spooktacular night! Make sure your kids walk in well-lit streets with a trusted adult or in[Read more]

Making & Keeping Friendships

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFriendships are important in a child’s emotional well-being. Friendships are the context in which your child develops communication skills, emotional regulation and problem solving. Yet navigating friendships can be tricky and involve many complex skill sets.   It turns out there are few social ‘rules’ and that navigating the social[Read more]

Make Waiting for the Tooth Fairy Fun

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMake Waiting for the Tooth Fairy Fun Isn’t it funny how for so long we preach, “brush your teeth or they’ll fall out!” and then we get so excited and celebrate it when their little teeth do fall out? Losing a tooth is one of those big rites of[Read more]

Nurturing the Power of Make Believe

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAllowing your child to explore his creative side is one of the fun parts of parenting. The sky is the limit when it comes to creative play, and feeding imagination allows your child to problem-solve and improve self-esteem. Here are few ways to encourage your little one to explore[Read more]

How to Support Positive Sibling Relationships

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHow to Support Positive Sibling Relationships Sibling strife… well, it’s perfectly normal. You will notice that your kids’ relationships will ebb and flow from togetherness to staunch opposition across time and developmental levels. Nonetheless, there are some basic principles to support healthy sibling relationships: Siblings fight! Don’t worry, it[Read more]

2019 Conservation Poster Contest

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMaui Soil & Water Conservation Photo & Poster Entry Forms & Rules Now Available! Excellent photography and artwork can communicate volumes. To recognize individuals who use these tools effectively and creatively, the Maui Soil & Water Conservation Districts is hosting its first annual Conservation Photo Contest, and the return[Read more]

Kids + Mindfulness = Success

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” ( Being mindful and learning to focus on the present moment can help us in so many[Read more]

Raising Conscious Children

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail “We are the bows from which our children as living arrows are sent forth, in the hope that they may go swift and far.” -Kahil Gibran (Prophet/Poet, 1923) This sentiment echoes the wishes and hard work I see in each parent and caregiver I encounter. We do our[Read more]

Kids And Caffeine

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailKids and caffeine don’t mix well. All parents know that. So, is it ok to substitute a cup of coffee with hot chocolate? It’s mostly milk and that’s fine, right? Caffeine is known as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system. It’s the most widely consumed psychoactive[Read more]

Free Prenatal Class

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailPrenatal Class With: Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, MD FAAP. Board Certified Pediatrician When: October 9, 2019 @ 2pm Where: HMSA offices Kahului (next to Target) Reserve your spot at: Know before Due-day! Studies have shown that learning about breastfeeding and normal newborn growth BEFORE delivery increases your chances of[Read more]

Head Start And Early Head Start on Maui

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHead Start Maui Overview: MEO Head Start serves 254 children in 13 centers  located on Maui and Molokai.  Our keiki are from families considered eligible via categorical need:  homeless, foster child, or families on TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or SSI.  All other families are eligible by meeting poverty income[Read more]

Teaching Kids to Think For Themselves

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailListen to your mom and dad. Do as your teacher says. So much of life for young children in our culture involves respecting authority and following established norms in the classroom and on the playground, that we can miss out on giving them a necessary skill: independent thought. Fortunately[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Roots School in Haiku will be hosting an Open House on Monday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interested families are welcome to stop by anytime during those hours. Roots serves children from Preschool – 8th grade. “We look forward to welcoming new families into our[Read more]

20th Annual Baby of the Year Contest

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Seeking Entries for the 97th Maui Fair Pacific Media Group presents the Baby of the Year Contest this October 5th at the 97th Maui Fair. We are looking for Maui’s awesome keiki to show us what they’ve got and display their baby bravado for our judges. Interested parents can[Read more]

Annual HAIS Education Fair

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHAIS Education Fairs Free and Open to the Public! The 2019 Education Fairs will take place:Maui – Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, at the Maui Beach Hotel  The HAIS Education Fair offers a line-up of independent schools, exhibitors, guest speakers and keiki activities, giving parents[Read more]

New school immunization requirements to begin July 1, 2020

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHawai‘i Department of Health announces new school immunization requirements to begin July 1, 2020 Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i. The new state requirements for school entry will begin on July 1,[Read more]