Team Sports Vs. Individual Sports

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Not all kids are alike. And while Kai down the street may flourish playing on a soccer team, Tosh is more of a solo player and likes individual sports. Both individual and team sports have their pluses and minuses. Let’s check it out… Individual Sports Individual sports such[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]

Pediatric Acupuncture

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail  Acupuncture isn’t all needles. It can be an alternative way to address colic, common colds, asthma,earaches, eczema and more. Acupuncture needles for children?…YES!!! You can treat children with needles quite effectively, and no… it isn’t ouchie. However, in Oriental medicine, we usually administer treatment without needles using a[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]

The Key to a Perfect Nap

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe Key to a Perfect Nap Oh, the days of napping. When your child still naps, it means that you still get time to do things such as work, clean house, organize, or even take a nap yourself. Enjoy these days, for as your child gets older, he or[Read more]

Motivate Your Child to Learn

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailLearning something new makes us feel competent, a positive feeling that is a powerful motivator to continue learning. Parents can create conditions that foster competence and inspire learning. Model excitement Share your enthusiasm for learning. Include your child in your hobbies. Talk about the fun challenge of improving your[Read more]

Creating a Learning Space for Your Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailCreating a Learning Space for Your Keiki Creating a space dedicated to your child’s learning keeps things neat and organized and helps your keiki focus while hitting the books. Having a learning space doesn’t have to mean a dedicated room or even a desk. If you are small on[Read more]

Ten After School Snacks for the Kids

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTen After School Snacks for the Kids 1. Ants on a log. This classic is still a winner. Take cleaned celery stalk, cut them into short pieces, pop peanut butter or almond butter on them and top with raisins. 2. Apple on the cob. This is for picky eaters[Read more]

Fun Ways to Keep Your Child Learning This Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“I’m bored!” is the collective phrase echoed by children across the land during many a summer break. While a little boredom is healthy for children, with some planning and creativity it is possible to help your child find activities that are fun and educational, making the most of those[Read more]

Summertime Traditions: The Summer “Shaka” List

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMaui has so much to offer for summer fun. Here are some things you can do with the keiki around the island. Pick strawberries at Kula Country Farms. Go for a day trip to the Hui No’eau to see the beautiful grounds. Maybe have the keiki take an art[Read more]