The Inspired Child

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailNurturing creativity in your child takes some effort, but the reward is great! Teach Your Child How to Nature Journal Allow your child to discover what she enjoys about her time in nature, then invite her to write or draw from that perspective. Let her describe what she saw,[Read more]

A&B Sports Spotlight Celebrates 20 Years

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailA&B Sports Spotlight Celebrates 20 Years A&B, in partnership with the MIL and The Maui News, founded Sports Spotlight in 1999. A total of twelve public and private schools participate in the Sports Spotlight program: Baldwin High School, Hana High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Kihei Charter, King Kekaulike, Lahainaluna,[Read more]

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFive Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day  1. Give the gift of photos Use sites like or to upload your photos (even from Instagram) and create photobooks or get the photographer of the family a gift certificate to finally get those photos off their iPhone. 2. One to[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]

Educational Activities for Toddlers

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEducational Activities for Toddlers If you’re looking for educational activity ideas for your toddler, look no further. Here are some fun, device-free games that will engage your toddler and even prepare him or her for preschool or kindergarten. Post-it number hunt game. Clearly write some numbers on post-its, and[Read more]

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]

Natural Easter Egg Dye

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailNaturally dyed eggs made at home using fruits, vegetables and spices. Ingredients:  2 cups roughly chopped, raw beets (for pink/red) OR 2 cups blueberries, crushed (for blue/purple) OR 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (for yellow) 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar Hard-boiled eggs Directions:  Put your choice of coloring ingredient (beets,[Read more]

Easter Activities

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail “Easter Egg Hunts: proof your child can find things when they really want to.”- 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]

County of Maui Summer PALS 2019

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailPALS Program Mission The mission of PALS is to provide a safe, nurturing, and quality recreation program for the children of Maui County that addresses their physical, social, cultural, and educational needs during summer and intersession breaks.  Resources PALS Program Brochure – 2019 Summer Session FlyerOpens a New Window.[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]

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]

8 Tips to Ease Into Bedtime

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail8 Tips to Ease Into Bedtime “Let him sleep, for when he wakes, he will move mountains” -Napoleon Getting enough sleep is extremely important for all of us and especially for kids. A good night’s sleep helps them concentrate at school, ward off illness, and helps mom and dad[Read more]

Start Cooking With Your Kids

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailStart Cooking With Your Kids It’s amazing how children love trying new foods when they are the ones to cook them, so give your kids a chance to practice their cooking skills. Here’s the recipe for getting the kids involved in the kitchen. Stir. Kids love to get in[Read more]