Understanding Child Development for Families

As a parent, you know your child best. However, we know how incredibly difficult it can be to understand all aspects of infant, child and teenage development and especially how to support a child at each stage. While there may be similarities with other children, your child’s emotional, physical and cognitive development may be different. Deepening your understanding of child or teen development helps you build stronger relationships with your child/ren, setting the foundation for your child to thrive.

As nurturing and affectionate parents, we all need to continue to learn and change how we respond to our children’s needs, especially as they go through different stages. We also know that parents of children with disabilities may benefit from additional support and resources to help them too.

Covid-19 Parental Resources

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.

Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism

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.

Keiki Safety Tips

Keiki Safety Tips

Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.

CDC: Act Early

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.

Virtual Story Time

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

Kamalama Parenting & Communicating with Respect

Kamalama Parenting & Communicating with Respect

Workshops are all held via Zoom. Please call The Parent Line (808) 526-1222 to attend and get the link. Click HERE and HERE for the upcoming workshop topics!
For more workshops, please visit the Parent Line website and look for more virtual parenting workshops.

Articles by Age

Click on the ages below to see articles by age.

  All Ages
  Baby 0-11 months
  Toddler 1-3 years
  Pre-Schooler 4-5 years
  Grade-Schooler 6-10 years
  Teens
  Parents

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