Molly Wright is seven years old and is one of the youngest speakers for TED Talks. She asks us, what if a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?
Toddler 1-3 Years Old
These are Nurture Daily articles for Toddlers 1-3 years old, for both families and service providers. Articles for other ages: All Ages, Baby 0-11 months, Pre-Schooler 4-5 years, Grade-Schooler 6-10 years, Teens, and Parents. Please see articles for families with protective factors by clicking on the buttons for parental resilience, social support, understanding child development, concrete support, and social-emotional competence of children.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Learn More About FASD & Join Support Groups. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an important, often unrecognized issue that is preventable.
Talking to Children about Race, Ethnicity, Culture
Not sure where to begin with talking to your children about race, culture and enthnicity? Seseme Street is a great place to help begin the conversation.
Covid-19 Parental Resources
Information to families to help give a better understanding of how Covid-19 may be affecting their social, emotional and mental health.
Child Developmental Milestones in 10 Languages
It’s important to act early if you have concerns about your child’s behavior or development. These easily downloadable pdfs on child development are available in 10 languages.
Support for Foster Families in Hawaii
Family Programs Hawaii’s Resource Families Support Services provides support to resource caregivers, aka foster families, and providers in Hawaii.
Resources for Special Needs Children in Hawaii
SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.
Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism
Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.
Bottle Feeding Your Baby
Not only is it about what they eat, it’s also about how they eat. It’s important to learn how to feed your baby to reduce the stress your baby may be experiencing.
Is Your Child a Picky Eater?
It’s important to provide a balanced diet for your family. Check out “Your Kids Table” for tips and printable recipes to try at home.
Feeding Your Child: Ages and Stages
Milestones for Feeding Your Child. As a parent, we want to feed in the right way for our child or children’s stage of development. Whether you have a newborn or a teenager, here are some basics for feeding your child at different ages and stages.
Support for New Parents in Hawaii
Breastfeeding and Support for New Parents in Hawaii. Nest For Families provides a network for local parents to connect with other families to get support for breastfeeding and any of the struggles new parents face. Get texts and phone calls to help you through your first years as a parent.
Healthy Boundaries For Your Child
Learn essential steps to teach your children about boundaries between themselves and others to make good choices and build strong relationships.
Parenting After Divorce
More often than not, co-parenting doesn’t work for divorced parents due to unresolved conflicts and/or lack of communication.
Keiki Heroes Teach Kids How to Stay Safe During the Pandemic
Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.
Behavioral Health & Homelessness Resources for Providers During the Pandemic in Hawaii
A statewide unified response group has been created in Hawaii to address reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless and behavioral health population and to provide resources for service providers.
What to do When Your Child is the Bully
Learning to work with your child who bullies others is a challenging thing to do. This article gives suggestions to families, like listening with an open mind and trying not to get defensive about your child.
Co-parenting can be difficult when you have an uncooperative, combative, or a narcissistic ex-partner.
Is Your Parenting Style Different from Your Partner’s?
Having different parenting styles can confuse children, as they wonder whose side to take and what the rules are. Here are 8 tips to help parents with differing parenting styles.
Help Children Navigate Feelings with Emotion Coaching
Help Your Children Label Emotions with Words. Learn essential steps on being an emotion coaching parent by being aware of your children’s emotion and helping them express and deal with situations appropriately.
How to Help Kids and Parents Feel Heard
Download this PDF to help teach your child to communicate and express their feelings.
Why Do I Get Angry?
Are you unsure why you’re angry? Often times when we feel angry, there are many emotions under the surface like an anger iceberg.
Keiki Safety Tips
Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.
The Free Vroom App – Building Healthy Brains with Your Children
Use the free Vroom app to get tips on healthy brain development for your children from birth to age five.
Early Childhood Development Milestones
Learn about your child’s developmental milestones from birth to age five and how your child plays, learns, acts, speaks and moves.
Raising Healthy Kids with Very Well Family
Tips and information to help raise happy and healthy children at different stages of their development. Child development milestones
The Five Strengths for Healthy, Happy Families
Strengthen Your Family in Five Ways. All families benefit when they have these five strengths. Learn more about them and explore ways to build the strengths for your family.
Child Abuse Prevention Tip Sheets
Resources for Child Abuse Prevention. Tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with families. They help to provide a starting point for a discussion between parent and provider that is grounded in the protective factors.
Financial Income Supports for Families in Hawaii
Find information and support to help provide for your family in Hawaii. Financial security is an important aspect for nurturing households.
Child Care Support in Hawaii
Find information and support to help with child care in Hawaii.
How You Can Help Someone Who is Being Abused or Neglected
What should I do if someone
is being abused or neglected? This tip sheet will provide you with more information about what child abuse and neglect is and what to do if you or a friend isn’t safe.
CSSP: Protective Factors Action Sheets
Action sheets to help strengthen families by promoting the five protective factors for your clients and families.
CDC: Essentials for Childhood Violence Prevention
Creating safe and nurturing environments for families are essential to healthy families.
CDC: Act Early
Every child grows and reaches milestones in their development. Track your child’s development and learn what to do if you have concerns.
CDC: Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
Resources for Parenting. Find information on how to communicate, discipline, and implement structure with your children.
Tips for Families: Coronavirus
Resources for Families During the Pandemic. Tips and information for families to help their children going through COVID.
The crisis card has been developed for people who are going through a difficult time during this pandemic.
Virtual Story Time
Whether it is virtual story time, an online reading challenge for your children, or imagine a story with your LEGO, the Hawaii State Public
Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?
Ever want to talk to your children about feelings and emotions but you wanted to get some help?
Family Partnership Guidelines for Early Childhood Settings
Early Learning Programs Including Home Visiting. These documents were created for providers to support building family engagement in their programs. They are focused on building healthy relationships.
Family Hui Hawaii: Embracing Your Journey as Your Child’s First Teacher
A child’s early learning years, prenatal to age 8, are a critical time of brain development where children build the foundations for success in life.
CDC School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
Deciding how to go back to school with interactive decision-making tools during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Kamehameha Schools: ‘Ohana Engagement Tools
ʻOhana Engagement resources designed to strengthen the ʻOhana and ʻOhana Engagement Professional. OHAna Resources – activities to help the ʻohana flourish
Child Mind Institute: Supporting Kids During Coronavirus Crisis
As the coronavirus crisis continues, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied.
Parent’s Guide for Working from Home Alongside Kids Schooling from Home
The Conflict Center has created this helpful guide for parents who are working at home with their children who are schooling from home.
Articles by Age
Click on the ages below to see articles by age.
Baby 0-11 months
Toddler 1-3 years
Pre-Schooler 4-5 years
Grade-Schooler 6-10 years
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1(800)985-5990 Multilingual COVID-19 Emotional Distress
If you or a loved one is feeling anxious, has a crisis, thinking of suicide, or need access to mental health or substance use treatment, experiencing distress related to COVID-19 & other disasters, help is available. Visit Hawaii CARES.
Domestic Violence Action Center Help Lines
Call (808)531-3771 – Oahu
Call 1(800)690-6200 – Toll Free
If it is an emergency, please call 911. Domestic Violence Action Center provides information on ways to get help & answers to questions about domestic violence.
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