Author: Honolulu Family Team

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…

Surgical Advancements for Children

Dr. Sidney Johnson HawaiiDr. Devin Puapong HawaiiDr. Russell Wo Hawaii Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is committed to keeping parents abreast of medical and surgical advancements that might benefit their children. As part of this commitment, the Medical…

Healthy Parents Raise Healthy Kids

The expression, “the apple doesn't fall far from the tree” is one I apply to health and fitness. Healthy parents are more likely to raise healthy kids. Lazy parents tend to reap, you guessed it, lazy, unhealthy kids. Children look…

Secrets to a Great Smile

  Your child's smile is worth a million. Good oral health enhances the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey feelings and emotions through facial expressions. How can you ensure a healthy smile? The secret is…

Personalized Picture Holder

Supplies: • One 5-inch-by-7-inch canvas panel• Color markers• Pencil• Double-sided tape (Merikan recommended)• Picture to attach• Two eyelets• Crop-a-Dile to make holes for hanging• Ribbon or cording for hanging• Foamies, rhinestones, other embellishments,etc., to add to the frameOptional: Acrylic or…

September Kids' Club Giveaways

Ultimate Battle Join Wolverine and the X-Men in the action-packed three-part season fi nale as they battle to save the future. Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy ($14.98, Lionsgate) is the sixth and final DVD installment from Nicktoons Network'sfirst…

How to Keep Your Child Healthy

How to Keep Your Child Healthy Having a sick child is not fun for anyone involved. Prevention is key to keeping your children healthy and strong. Like adults, children need adequate nutrients and exercise. As parents, you can help boost…

Managing Food Allergies at School

Food allergies can be life threatening. Accidental exposure to foods to which students are allergic can be reduced if schools work with students, parents and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe educational environment. Family's Responsibilities • Notify the…

Tips for Treating a Cold

  Even the best prevention techniques are not foolproof. There are things you can do and things you should be weary of when nursing sick children back to good health. The medical community has been pushing harder toward the complete…

Ask a Dentist

Dr. Allen K. Hirai is celebrating 25 years of providing exceptional comprehensive dental care to the children of Hawaii. Should cavities in baby teeth be fixed since they will eventually be replaced? Yes. In a child's normal developmental time frame,…

Labor of Love

As a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii's Waipio Clinic, Brenda Jackson witnesses miracles every day. She admires the strength of women facing the challenges of pregnancy, watches families bond as they await their newest member and sheds tears…

Girl Power

Why choose an all-girls school? Research shows girls who are enrolled in single-gender schools gain more confidence, are more inclined to take risks, have more opportunities to learn leadership skills and develop more interest in math and science than their…

Fear and Anxiety

Ages 0 to 2 Babies begin to experience stranger anxiety at about 6 months of age. Separation anxiety, also common, reaches a peak at about18 months as toddlers become highly sensitive to the comings and goings of important people in…