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]

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]

Paid Nurse Aide Training Program

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMaui Health System Offering New Career Opportunity with Paid Nurse Aide Training Program Successful completion of six-week program at Kula Hospital concludes with employment offer As part of its “grow your own” initiative, Maui Health system is excited to announce a new paid nurse aide training program open 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]

Roots of Empathy Program at Montessori School of Maui

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailRoots of Empathy is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program delivered in elementary school classrooms that has been proven to increase pro-social behaviors and decrease aggression such as bullying. The mission of this international program, founded by Mary Gordon, is this: “Roots of Empathy is helping to create[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]

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]

Potty Training

potty training tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Potty training is probably not on any parent’s “favorite things” list, but the reward certainly outweighs the challenge. While there’s no one-size-fits-all method, below are a few tips for you to prepare your child to enter the world of using the toilet: Stay calm and positive throughout the[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]