The Power of Perspective

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailA Simple Way To Tame Your Fears People often say it’s hard to change. Change takes a lot of work. But is that really true? What if a simple shift in perspective could change your outlook on life and that shift could create the physical body to change. Here’s[Read more]

What’s The Risk?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWhat’s The Risk? Allowing children to take risks is counterintuitive to our instinct to keep them safe. The code of ethics utilized by Early Childhood Practitioners states, “Above all, we shall not harm children,” but are we harming them by bubble-wrapping playgrounds and eliminating challenging play? An infant taking[Read more]

Why is Lead a Problem?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThere is no safe level of lead.  Young children are at high risk for lead poisoning because their bodies are still developing and absorb more lead. Young children also like to play on the ground and tend to put their hands and other objects into their mouth, putting them[Read more]

Emergency Preparedness Information for Maui

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Plan To Be Ready! Be prepared for anything!  The website is here to help people in Maui County—residents and visitors—stay safe and informed. They put tools in your hands to help you prepare for emergencies. Please contact them if you have suggestions or questions.   Start Here!  Be Informed—about[Read more]

Summer Playdates

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailPlaydates are a wonderful opportunity for your little one to get some fun time with his friends. If you are dropping him off it can offer you the chance to get errands or work done, while it helps the hosting parent end the summer boring blues for their little[Read more]

4th of July Safety

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAs we look forward to celebrating Independence Day this Thursday, the Hawaii Red Cross offers the following tips to make the holiday enjoyable and safe around fireworks, in the water, and at gatherings like picnics and parties. Fireworks Safety The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a[Read more]

Haole Rot (A Common Fungal Infection)

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHaole Rot or as they call it in the medical field Tinea Versicolor is a common skin fungal infection. It affects all ages and develops from sweat mixing with an overgrowth of yeast on the skin’s surface. Haole rot is usually more noticeable with sun exposure as all areas[Read more]

Father’s Day: A Day Just For Dad

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEver since Richard Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972 making the second Sunday in June Father’s Day, people have been officially honoring their dads on this day. But unlike Mother’s Day, with its traditional flowers, candy and brunches, it can be difficult to know how to celebrate. Since it’s[Read more]

5 Things To Do for Yourself This Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Everyone needs time to recharge his or her batteries. When you feel refreshed and strong, you are better able to serve your family and avoid burnout. Below are five things you can do for yourself this summer. Exercise Though exercise may sound more like work than something rejuvenating,[Read more]

Summer Safety- from Mauka to Makai

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAs we welcome summer, let’s make a pact to get outside more! Get outside, get healthy!The health benefits of getting outside and being active for both adults and children are no secret. In fact, studies have shown that just being outside in itself can improve your physical and mental[Read more]

Help your child overcome a fear or resistance to water

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Sometimes on this tiny island, we can forget how natural and strong the instinct to fear the water is. Here are three tips on how to help your child overcome a fear or resistance to water (or anything else really!). Grow the Good. Create an environment of small[Read more]

Summer Travel Made Easy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHeading off island this summer? Feeling a bit nervous and stressed? Use these simple strategies for a stress-free and fun travel time with the family this summer. 1. Pack light: Summertime means warmer temps so you can pack lighter. If staying somewhere that has a washer and dryer, remember that[Read more]

Letting Go of Expectations

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailCoping When Life Doesn’t Go According To Plan Life will sometimes throw us a curve ball. It’s part of what we call being human. So when disappointments come our way, how can we move forward gracefully and authentically? If plan A didn’t work out for your life, sit with[Read more]

Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 year

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe Preschool Open Doors application period is open NOW! 😍 Applications accepted for children born August 1st, 2014 through July 31st , 2015 for program participation July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Preschool Open Doors (POD) provides monthly preschool tuition subsidies to qualified families. Parents may choose and DHS-licensed preschool. Download[Read more]