Category Archives: Classes

Go Diaper Free

IMG_3851[1]It was pleasantly shocking news to learn that our granddaughter was potty trained by her parents in both #1 and #2 within five months of age. Wow, that’s great news! Now getting through those messy early years can be shorten, not to mention saving of a lot of time, money, and the environment.

Over the next year sign language was taught, now when she wants to go to the restroom she gives the sign, pretty soon she will be able to ask verbally. Last week when coming home from Waikoloa, Hawaii, about an hour and a half drive, she signed twice, so dad pulled over the car to the side of the road and she did her thing. I swear that’s the best thing since the mobile phone.

 

Amy and I own a grocery and convenience store in Naalehu and want to help our customers reduce the use of diapers. Yes reduce diaper sales! Our business mission is to help lift our community and associates. So if we can help babies GoDiaperFree, we’re heading in the right direction. To help, the store will sponsor and host a GoDiaperFree class at the store.  An optional book GDF 0-18m book will be available to purchase onsite at the class. To make reservations go to Wiki-Wiki Mart’s Facebook page and register in Events.

“If you wish to begin helping your baby use the toilet instead of diapering full-time, and you want to learn how to do elimination communication but don’t know where to begin, this book is for you” Andrea Olson, Founder, Go Diaper Free

We hope to see you there.

Here are the event details below:

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Sherry Okuyama holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and is a Go Diaper Free Certified Mentor residing in Hilo, Hawaii. She has practiced EC with her daughter from the day she turned a month old. She teaches new parents (of babies ages 0-18 months) how to begin EC with confidence and ease + loves helping families discover a new way of being with babies… free from dependence of diapers.

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Creating The Life You Deserve – Leonard Mukai, PhD.

Leonard Mukai, noparentingproblems.com
Leonard Mukai, sharing “Creating The Life You Deserve”

Join us for a rewarding evening viewing an intervention by master coach Tony Robbins and then applying simple principles to create a better life. You will learn

1.       A secret ingredient you MUST have for a successful life.

2.      How to get that secret ingredient.

3.      How to relieve stress.

4.      How to stop depression and control anger.

When:  Saturday September 21, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where:  YMCA (300 W Lanikaula St, Hilo, HI, 96720)

Presented by Leonard Mukai, PhD, CPC, Strategic Interventionist, Marriage Educator, Parent Project Facilitator.

Call (808) 896-4384.

Event is free.

Child care is not available.

Create the life and relationships you deserve!

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Leonard Mukai is a Parent Project Facilitator and is one of original supporters of Starts at Home.  His knowledge and wisdom is enjoyable, fun, and worth sharing.  Enjoy an evening with Leonard and friends.

The Implications of Child Abuse and Neglect on Child Development – Hawaii 4/12/13 & 4/19/13

PARENTS Inc. Logo
Workshop Time (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Specialized Training on The Implications of Child Abuse and Neglect  on Child Development                
by Ms. Danielle Spain and Ms. Isha Charbonneau
Sponsored by P.A.R.E.N.T.S, Inc.
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Workshop Content 
The learning objectives for this workshop are to gain the knowledge that:While physical injuries may or may not be immediately visible, abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that can last a lifetime. The impact of child abuse and neglect will be discussed in terms of physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the long term impact of child abuse and neglect, and how to work with families healing from the trauma associated with Child Abuse and Neglect.

Speaker Bios

Danielle Spain, Parents Inc.
Danielle Spain, Parents Inc.

Danielle Spain has her Master’s in Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since 1999 she has been working with families afflicted by child abuse and neglect and domestic violence. She and her husband are the parents of three biological children and four foster youth. She has extensive experience working with a number of social ills, including substance abuse, domestic violence and sex abuse. She is one of our Program Directors in East Hawaii.

Parent Educator Isha Charbonneau graduated from UH Hilo with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication. She has been a parent educator with PARENTS, Inc. for the past 7 years. She also strengthens families by providing in-home skill building for parents in need of additional support through PARENTS, Inc. She loves the challenges of her job and the interesting people she meets and works with. She is the mother of two school aged children.

Isha Charbonneau, Parents, Inc.
Isha Charbonneau, Parents, Inc.

Workshop Dates & Venues

Big Island Workshop: April 12, 2013 (Fri) 

Address: Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa Street, Hilo, HI  96720

Oahu Workshop: April 19, 2013 (Fri)

Address: Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817

*Workshop content is the same in both locations.

 Workshop Fees:

$65 for the whole-day workshop, $45 for students

**Light refreshments will be served

Registration

Download the Registration Form and send to Parents, Inc. office together with a check payable to”PARENTS, Inc.”

Please download and complete the Registration Form and email to us.

For inquiry, please call:

(808) 934-9552 for Big Island workshop

(808) 235-0255 for Oahu workshop

Professional Workshop on Helping Children – Parents, Inc. Hawaii, May 4 & 18

This is an opportunity to enhance your knowledge on how to help children cope with difficult family situations. Starting at Home believes in preventing a divorce, however should it happen, knowledge to mitigate negative impacts are important to understand.

Workshop 1 (9:00am – Noon)
Understanding the Impact of Parental Divorce on Children and
Blended Family Issues
by Ms. Kathi Kreinik, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, BCD, LCSW

Workshop Content
The learning objectives for this workshop are to increase participants’ knowledge of the prevalence of divorce; how children feel, think and act when their parents divorce; and issues that stepfamilies encounter including parental authority, children’s acting out behaviors, family members’ feelings, thoughts, and actions; and how to make blended families work.

Speaker Bio
Kathi is currently retired after more than 40 years as a professional social worker. She has served as the Executive Director of both the NASW-Hawaii Chapter and Parents Anonymous, Hawaii. She also worked for the federal government in Family Advocacy. Her specialty is in the area of child abuse and neglect. Kathi has developed parenting and domestic violence curriculums, has taught parenting to thousands of parents, and has provided individual, couple, and family therapy to hundreds during her career. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc.

Workshop 2 (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
by Danielle Spain, Master of Counseling

Workshop Content
The learning objectives for this workshop include: increasing awareness of the effects of domestic violence on women, children and families; and one’s understanding of how the impact of domestic violence influences parenting and affects child development from perinatal through adolescence. Participants working in the helping professions will develop their competency in educating parents about the impact domestic violence has on their family system and will learn personal safety and self-care strategies to reduce potential danger and stress from working with families experiencing domestic violence.

Speaker Bio
Danielle has her Master’s in Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and family Therapy. Since 1999 she has been working with families afflicted by domestic violence. She and her husband are the parents of three biological children and 4 foster youth. She has extensive experience working with a number of social ills, including substance abuse, domestic violence and sex abuse. She is one of our Program Directors in East Hawaii.

Workshop Dates & Venues
Big Island Workshops: May 4 (Fri)
Address: Aupuni Center Conference Room, Rm 101 Pauahi St, Hilo, HI 96720
Oahu Workshops: May 18 (Fri)
Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817
*Workshop content is the same in both locations.

Workshop Fees
$40 per workshop, $60 for both workshops
$30 per workshop, $50 for both workshops (for students)
Pricing is the same for Big Island and Oahu workshops.

For more information visit Parent’s Inc.’s website.

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Starts at Home thanks PARENTS Inc. for their support at a Starts at Home parenting pot-luck dinner program, teaching about child abuse and sex education. Their professional programs are well attended and is a excellent training program for child development professional and empowered parents. We wish them well and much success; it’s about our children’s successful future.