sibling dynamics

Sibling Dynamics Shape us Too!

We often hear how much our parents shape us, but the ways our siblings relate to and influence us can be just as profound.  For...
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Parenting ~ It is Okay to Feel Sad and Angry Emotions

For many past months, I have been mulling over what I believe is the prime error in our culture, an error that creates an...
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Keys to Choosing the Right Child Care for YOU

Being busy, concerned parents we want to insure that those who care for our children provide a safe, nurturing environment where our child has...
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How to Respond to our Children during World Tragedies

The Mauimama received an email from Maui mama Angeline Chew Longshore. She wanted to share an email she had received from her teacher at Haleakala Waldorf...
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Parenting Using the Pono System

A few months ago my gal pal and I took our kids hiking through Makawao forest. Along the way we bumped into another mom...
NVC for the next generation

NVC for the Next Generation

“Where’s my phone?”  My 5-year old son has it, again!!  Urgh!  I’m angry, and still I try to be nice, as I put my...
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Family Hui Starting Groups in August

“It takes a Hui to raise a child”… so the saying goes amongst many families who have been part of Family Hui. We are...
Whooping cough

Whooping Cough Facts

First let me say that this is not an article to debate the vaccination issue but is rather an article to answer some questions...
child development biting behavior

What Does it Mean When Your Child Bites?

Biting behavior in young children can cause concern for parents and child caregivers. Almost all children bite at one time, but most children will...
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Age Appropriate Chores

It wasn’t until this Mother’s Day, just gone, that I realized that my six year old could wash the dishes! I heard the water...
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