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?
Social-Emotional Competence of Children for Families
Studies show that children need to learn how to interact positively with others, self-regulate or control their behavior and talk to their peers, family members or adults. By learning about, and better understanding, your child/ren’s range of feelings and how to communicate with others, children learn to effectively communicate their needs to you, when they are feeling frustrated or how your actions may make them feel.
When you observe your children’s challenging behaviors, this can create stress on families, especially when you don’t know how to respond positively to their behavior. In this section, you’ll gain new insights into your child’s behaviors and decision-making processes and can practice new skills that will help them.
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.
How to Talk to Kids About Racial Violence
It’s everywhere, and yet, do we know how to talk to our kids about racial violence, police brutality, and racial injustice?
Is Your Teen in an Unhealthy Relationship?
Support Your Teen in Unhealthy Relationships, Violence, or Digital Abuse
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CDC: Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
Resources for Parenting. Find information on how to communicate, discipline, and implement structure with your children.
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?
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.
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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
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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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