Favorite simple ways to increase happiness each day

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSimple Ways to Increase Happiness Each Day Audrey Hepburn once said, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” If you think that’s easier said than done, consider the following ways to lighten your day and your life. Take[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAS YOUTH VAPING RATES RISE, NATIONAL AND STATE EXPERTS APPEAR AT FIRST-EVER MAUI COUNTY ‘CLEARING THE CLOUD’ SYMPOSIUM Youth use of e-cigarettes, more commonly referred to as vapes, has increased so dramatically over the past several years that the CDC now classifies youth vaping as an epidemic. Less than five percent[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]

Create A Portable Comfort Zone

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail While parenting is fulfilling and fun, it can exhaust and deplete even the most energetic parent. If you feel like you need a quick and easy pick-me-up, try some of the following ideas. Incorporating a few of them into your day or week could even prevent ‘parent burnout.’[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: www.frankbaummd.com Know before Due-day! Studies have shown that learning about breastfeeding and normal newborn growth BEFORE delivery increases your chances of[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]

Severe respiratory illness related to e-cigarette use

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHawai‘i Department of Health investigating case of severe respiratory illness related to e-cigarette use The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is investigating the first report of a possible case of vaping-associated severe respiratory illness in a Hawai‘i Island resident under the age of 18 years. The serious lung injury[Read more]

Little Mirrors

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWhat Our Children Can Teach Us About Ourselves Have you witnessed behaviors or heard words from your children that are familiar? Do you recognize yourself in your children? It is often said that our children are reflections of us. What does that mean, and is it a bad thing?[Read more]

Annual HAIS Education Fair

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHAIS Education Fairs https://www.hais.us/RelId/622571/ISvars/default/Education_Fair.htm 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]

Eat Your Veggies!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEATING VEGGIES A study at Penn State has shown that children will eat more vegetables during a meal if they are given them as a first course without any other food. Children who were given only carrots to eat as a first course ended up eating more broccoli that[Read more]

Anger & Parenting

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWe all want to be the best parents we can be. We protect our children and try to always make sure they are safe. We don’t leave them alone. We tell them to always look both ways before they cross the street. We ask them not to speak with[Read more]

Parenting A Sensitive Child

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailParenting A Sensitive Child Does your child seem to overreact to sounds or tags on his shirt? Does your child have an incredible memory, recalling details you never even noticed? Does your child seem to have out of proportion emotional reactions to seemingly small things? Is your child most[Read more]