Tips for Keeping Your Marriage STRONG

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTips for Keeping Your Marriage STRONG Always keeping in tune with your partner can be a tough task. Between children and work, bills and life’s happenings, a marriage can fall flat, become stressful or worse, be ignored. When a marriage becomes weakened by everyday life or isn’t fed properly,[Read more]

Follow the “ABCs” to Help Babies Sleep Safely

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBy Lisa Kimura Getting your baby to sleep well, and sleep safely, can be one of the hardest challenges new parents face. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), when a baby dies suddenly with no apparent cause, is a parent’s worst nightmare, and though it’s still considered a mysterious disease,[Read more]

How to Handle a Climbing-Crazy Toddler

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHow to Handle a Climbing-Crazy Toddler “You are the best adventure.” –Unknown Parenting a toddler comes with many rewards: little chats, shared activities and lots of opportunities for adventure! If your little one is a bit more on the daredevil side, you will want to take a moment and[Read more]

Growing Up Online: Handling Distraction & Multitasking

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail With many teachers moving toward online collaboration, and some schools using Internet-dependent laptops for students’ schoolwork, the amount of time our children need to be online is only likely to increase. This means we need to be training them to handle the challenges of an Internet workspace –[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity, problems with attention and focus, and hyperactivity. According to the Center of Disease Control, 11% of American children ages 4-11 are currently diagnosed with the disorder, leaving many parents with the difficult decision[Read more]

Communication for Lasting Relationships

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail It’s no secret that stable, long-term relationships – whether with a spouse or with children – take a lot of work. But the payoffs are more than worth it. There are ways of communicating that ensure better, more enjoyable relationships. Focus We live in a highly distracted age.[Read more]

10th Annual Celebration of Father’s Event

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe 10th Annual Celebration of Father’s Event will be held on June 18, 2016 at the University of Hawaii Maui College on the Great Lawn from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This annual event sponsored by Maui Family Support Services, Inc., UH Maui, and OHA as part of an[Read more]

How to Change Negative Patterns of Behavior

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBy Kiegan Blake, OT Often we think of “bad behavior” in terms of poor compliance and needing more discipline. While a child may use behavior to test boundaries, often it is the child’s way of communicating something important to you. Your child may have big feelings that she doesn’t[Read more]

Need Help Paying for Preschool?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is a statewide child care program operated by the Department of Human Services that provides subsidies to eligible low- and moderate-income families to pay tuition for up to one year at any of the State’s licensed 424 preschools. The POD subsidy provides children[Read more]

Montessori School of Maui: Dinner Project Events

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFriday, February 5th // 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM For the fourth year running, Montessori School of Maui is proud to host intimate and unique “Dinner Project Events” featuring the culinary brilliance of many of Maui’s outstanding chefs. These chefs and Montessori parent and sommelier, Greg Shepherd, donate their[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]

Should we shrug off toddler behavior by saying “kids will be kids”?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailShould we shrug off toddler behavior by saying “kids will be kids”? Supporting Toddler Development   Toddlerhood is a precious time.  To “Toddle” or to walk unsteady is symbolic of this period of development. It is a period of tremendous growth physically, socially and psychologically. With mobility, the toddler[Read more]

Strategies for Parenting the Strong Willed Child

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailStrategies for Parenting the Strong Willed Child “Strong Willed” kids often have terrific gifts that can develop into leadership qualities as they get older.  One of the primary parenting challenges can be the ease with which you can find yourself in a power struggle! Your focus needs to be[Read more]