Author: Honolulu Family Team

Club Charm

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Share the Health

4 Nutrition Tips from Ryan at Fitness HI 4 Nutrition Tips from Ryan at Fitness HI Smoothies made at home are a great way to get fruits, vegetables and dairy. Control the sugar by knowing what you put into it.…

Go Pho It!

Craving something warm, hearty, packed with flavor and good foryour health? Grab the family and head over to the new Pho Vietnam in Kapolei for a “good for you” tasty meal even the keiki will enjoy. Owners and sister-in-laws Sylvia…

Four Steps to Healthy Family Meals

Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play! A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids (Wiley Publishing, March 2010) is designed to help the whole family develop a positive relationship with their own bodies, a taste for nutritious foods and a love…

Baby Milestones for Your Child's First Year

During the first year of life your baby responds best to a warm, loving environment. Holding your baby and responding to his or her cries are essential in building a strong, healthy bond.Remember, you can't “spoil” a baby. Use these…

Back-to-School Textbook Cover

SUPPLIES: • Paper grocery bag(big enough for your textbook)• Textbook• Scissors• Double-sided tape• Optional: Various embellishments, coloredmarkers, glue, edge or shape punches, cardstockpaper, assorted stickers DIRECTIONS: 1. Open the paper bag and cut one of the corners from the top…

How-Tos for Homework

Struggles over homework play out in homes every night. What starts as a simple request can quickly escalate to whining, crying, begging and outright refusals—on both sides of the table. Make homework time easier with these tips: BUILD A ROUTINE.…

Summer Slipper Project

Warm, summer days … hot, bare feet? Gotta wear those comfortable “rubba slippas!” This craft project is a great way to transform flip flops into stylish and personalized footwear that's perfect for the summer. SUPPLIES: Foam sheets in assorted colors,…

Baby in the House

PREPARING KIDS The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family. Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations and, after the baby arrives, much of the family's attention involves meeting the newborn's basic needs. All…

Preparing Your Children for the 21st Century

The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) is a leading-edge educational curriculum recognized by many schools in the United States and other countries as the best preparation for college and careers in the 21st century. In a December 2006 article titled, “How…

Learning to Follow Directions

0 to 2 Years Old Responding to a newborn's cues and encouraging his or her to respond to yours lays the foundation for more satisfying and cooperative interactions. Toddlers enjoy following simple requests, but their need to assert themselves makes…

Understanding Your Developing Child

To parents of infants and toddlers, their children's sexual development may seem a long way off. But actually, sexual development begins in a child's very first years. To parents of infants and toddlers, their children's sexual development may seem a…