Mid-Pacific Institute: Heart-to-Heart with Parents

Heart-to-Heart with Parents

Parents As Teachers

Posted on August 25, 2017

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Previous Classroom Updates

Parents As Teachers

Posted on August 25, 2017

Welcome to Heart-to-Heart with Parents! While the classroom blogs focus on the activities the children in the various classes are engaged in, this blog will be for you, your child's first teacher. For those who are new to Mid-Pacific, I...

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How Do You Feel Today?

Posted on May 18, 2017

A few years ago, just before we parted for our summer break, I posted a blog about nurturing your child's emotional well-being. I received many comments on how helpful it was that I thought I'd offer it again. So, here...

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Navigating Friendships

Posted on March 3, 2017

Do you remember how it was when you were in elementary school? Did you make friends easily? Or did you have trouble making friends and keeping friends? Were you in the "popular" group or one of those kids who were...

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Teaching Our Kids To Be Caring And Respectful

Posted on December 9, 2016

Frequently, parents ask me what can they do to help their children become "kinder and gentler"---to develop a sense of compassion and caring for others, especially with the reports on the increase of crime and violence in our communities, video...

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How To Shape Our Children's Emotional Habits

Posted on October 28, 2016

It is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. -- Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince We all have an emotional nature, as well as a physical, cognitive, and spiritual nature. This...

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Parents, A Child's First Teacher

Posted on August 24, 2016

Our previous Elementary Counseling blog has a new name! Welcome to Heart-to-Heart with Parents! For those who are new to Mid-Pacific, I am the counselor for the preschool and elementary. In previous years, I wore an additional hat and that...

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Emotional Bonding Through Play

Posted on April 22, 2016

"Keeping precious others close is a brilliant technique wired in our evolution for survival." - John Bowlby Recently, I attended a conference sponsored by the Hawaii Association for Play Therapy on helping children and families heal through attachment-centered Play...

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