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See What Enlightened Learning Is All About

Courtesy of Pacific Buddhist Academy At Pacific Buddhist Academy, students of all faiths are challenged to think for themselves, solve problems creatively, and engage in the community around them through small class sizes, a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, and a…

Editor’s Page: So It Begins

The alarm goes off. It's still dark outside. Shuffle to the kitchen. Grab a cup of coffee. Prep a hearty breakfast, a healthy snack and a well-balanced lunch. Get the kids fed, cleaned and dressed. Coordinate schedules, check homework folders,…

Guiding Principles for Parents

Here are basic and timeless principles to help children at all ages grow up to be “good” and “smart,” whether making friends, developing skills and knowledge, or just navigating through life.What you do matters. Parents are their children’s first and…

Good Reads: December 2011

Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna DewdneyHorrible Harry and the Holidaze, by Suzy KlineEarth-friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Every Day, by Kathy RossBoredom Blasters: Brain Bogglers, Awesome Activities, Cool Comics, Tasty Treats and More, by Helaine BeckerJoy to the…

The Makings of a Genius Child

by Dr. Dennis Garlick Albert Einstein, Mozart, Frank Lloyd Wright, Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates. You don't have to be a genius to know what these famous names have in common.Many parents want their children to be geniuses, but what determines…

Sacred Hearts Academy Focuses on Digital Engineering

Sacred Hearts Academy Focuses on Digital Engineering RoboticsFIRST, which stands for, “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” is the “varsity sport for the mind.”  Sacred Hearts Academy Lancer Robotics, established in 2007, expands upon the school's mission of…

Math Power

Betty White Raising financially fit children requires parental involvement. Encourage girls and boys to learn math skills and prepare for life by teaching money management, beginning as early as preschool.  Make math a part of daily life. Use counting, graphing…

2012 Preschool & Toddler Programs Guide

  A mere 7.3 percent of the state's public kindergarten classrooms had a majority of their students fully engaged and ready to learn on the first day of school, according to the 2010-2011 Hawaii State School Readiness Assessment. “Before age…

Good Reads: November 2011

A Hawaii Christmas Tail, by Riki Inzano Yes, Virginia: There is a Santa Claus, by Chris PlehalDewey’s Christmas at the Library, by Myron, Vicky and Bret Witter Jeannette Claus Saves Christmas, by Douglas ReesJoy to the World: Christmas Stories and…

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…

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…