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]

Time Out or Time In?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTime Out or Time In? By Kiegan Blake Parents frequently ask me about the effectiveness of using Time Out as a strategy for dealing with their children’s challenging behavior. I believe that it can play a role, but it’s important to look at what you want to achieve. Likely you[Read more]

Hawaii Technology Academy Enrollment

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailUpcoming information sessions, which are required for parents/guardians to attend before they can start the enrollment process at HTA. Enrollment will open on March 4th, 2019. Saturday, March 2, 2019Primary (Grades K-5):8:00am – 9:00am, 11:00am – 12:00pmSecondary (Grades 6-12):9:30am – 10:45am, 1:00pm – 2:15pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019Primary (Grades K-5):2:00pm[Read more]

Hawai‘i Nature Center Seeks Sustainability Superheroes!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHawai‘i Nature Center is looking for 6 to 11-year-old keiki to become sustainability superheroes at our weeklong Nature Adventure Camp March 18-22, 2019. Through hands-on educational activities and crafts, explorations in nature, and field trips to processing centers, students will learn how to refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle their[Read more]

Department of Water Supply Poster and Video Contest

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail10th ANNUAL WATER CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST and3rd ANNUAL SOURCE WATER PROTECTION VIDEO CONTEST      Deadline to submit entries: March 15, 2019 The Department of Water Supply began its Water Conservation Poster Contest in 2009 as part of the National Drinking Water Week celebration. For almost a decade, the department[Read more]

Strawberry U-Pick Patch

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFresh, Sweet, Local Give your kids a lesson in where their food comes from by going strawberry picking at Kula Country Farms. The annual Strawberry U-pick patch opens each spring for individuals, families, and groups to experience fresh from the vine strawberries. Bring your ohana for a fun day[Read more]

Hawaii Youth Symphony Concert at the MACC / FREE Admission

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHawaii Youth SymphonyCastle Theater Monday, February 18, 2019 – 4:00 PM With special guest, Raiatea Helm Music is an extraordinary discipline with the power to challenge the mind, nurture the soul, and open doorways to a new world of opportunities. Children who make music embody commitment, discipline, teamwork, and[Read more]

Bookmobile Adds Stop in Lahaina

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMaui’s Holoholo Bookmobile Adds Stop in Lahaina Did you know the Holoholo Bookmobile’s Spring & Summer 2019 Route Schedule includes stops at Community Centers in Haʻikū and Pukalani? The schedule also includes a public stop in Kihei and a newly added location: Lahaina Cannery Mall.  The bookmobile will park at the Lahaina Cannery Mall[Read more]

Valentine’s Day Traditions

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailValentine’s Day Traditions For many of us Valentine’s Day brings up memories of tiny cards, candy hearts, roses and maybe some chocolate. Those are staples on what is known as the day of love. However, if you are looking to create some new traditions and family time around the[Read more]

ANSWERS FROM the RIGHT BRAIN

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailProblems are known to have answers and if we look at all the elements, grading them for pros and cons, we assume we’ll come to a logical and analytical solution. So goes the thought of the left brain. The right brain takes a different approach. It looks at the[Read more]

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]

Breastfeeding Myth Busters

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailIMPORTANT: ARTICLE CORRECTION Myth: Breastfeeding is easy and everyone can do it. Fact: While breastfeeding is a mother’s natural way of nourishing her baby, it isn’t as easy for some mothers and it doesn’t always work as planned. This is why there are lactation specialists who can help in[Read more]

Five Fun Things To Do With Your Toddler

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Five Fun Things To Do With Your Toddler 1. Create a color scavenger hunt. Hand your toddler a pillowcase or anything to hold their found treasures and send them on a scavenger hunt to find things around the house that are of a certain color. Run through the[Read more]

Tips for Keeping Children’s Eyes Healthy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTIPS FOR KEEPING CHILDREN’S EYES HEALTHY By Dr. Colleen Ichiyama-Kong We do everything with our eyes on a daily basis. Our eyes are the windows to our world. Here are some tips for keeping your child’s eyes healthy: TiP #1: Get annual eye exams. If your child has not[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]