Honolulu Family - October 2011

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Would you ever buy a car without taking it for a spin? Why nottest-drive your child's private-school options before making your pick? Making the Most of Your Campus Visit Some Tips:Do some pre-visit research. Read up on the school’s history.…

Teaching Future Students

by Victoria Wiseman There's no doubt about it:Kids are different these days. By the time they don a backpack for their first day of kindergarten, the next generation can navigate through your smart phone, demand recycled juice boxes and access…

What Are You Looking For?

You and your child will want a clear idea of exactly what you're looking for in a private school before you begin the search. Here are some general areas you might consider. Private schools: What are you looking for? AccreditationHas…

Concussion Control

by Jennifer King, M.D., Kapiolani Medical Center,Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Jennifer King, Kapiolani Medical Center, Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist Your child loves to imitate his or her favorite sports star—the high-flying dunk, the perfect pitch, the fancy footwork running…

The Family Bed

The family bed harkens to Medieval times and thousands of years of parenting in most parts of the world. It began out of necessity: keeping the family's youngest members close for protection and warmth and bundling together when there weren't…

Captured Moments in Time

Photographing children isn't easy. Taking a family portrait with young children can be even more challenging. What's a busy parent to do with the holidays looming and to-do lists growing? If you're like me, you rely on the “professionals” to…

Record-low Interest Rates = Home Affordability

With long-term mortgage interest rates under 4 percent and today's real estate prices, there have never been more opportunities for first-time buyers to purchase their own homes. The difference in mortgage monthly payments between a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage of $280,000…

La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls

Tucked away on the beautiful, tranquil slopes of Diamond Head is an extraordinary learning environment for girls 6 through 12: La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls. Head of school, Mahina E. Hugo enjoys interacting with students. La Pietra prepares…

Preparing Beyond the Test

by Stephanie Keiko Kong How can I help my child be happy and successful?As soon as a child starts preschool, almost every parent wonders: How can I supplement and support my child's learning? Are test scores more important than having…