Category: Events for Parents


Toddlers Learning to Cook, give them a change and watch.

Children learning to cook, give them a chance and watch them . Photo taken by Kimberly Ross

Making Fun Holiday Ginger Men Cookies

Making Fun Holiday Ginger Men Cookies

Mrs Claus Baking Ginger Bread Cookies

Mrs Claus Baking Ginger Bread Cookies – Photo courtesy of Amy Okuyama of Party Time Pals on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a surprise to see this photo of our grand child Andee cooking next at the hot gas stove.  At first, I was afraid of Andee burning herself; she’s only 3 1/2 years old.  Mommy, Kimberly reassured me that it was safe and she was next to Andee each step of the way, from coating the egg wash, adding the flour, and slowly placing the pork cutlet (Tonkastu style) into the hot pan.  Kimberly happily said , “you should have seen the kitchen later, what a mess!”.  As a Christmas holiday idea here’s the recipe for Ginger Bread Men Cookies.

Children are eager to learn and they want to try; allowing them to try builds their confidence and knowledge.  It’s alright for them not to success the first time, it’s a good opportunity to encourage them to try again.

When we patiently train a child in the way go, it works!  It’s sure better than them always wanting to eat out at endless fast food restaurants.  Train them to cook and eat healthy, it’s also economical.  Grandma Amy, Party Time Pals, says, “children learn when you show them.”

By Grandpa Carl Okuyama

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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

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.

For parents with children 4-40! Healthy families are not an accident. They are a result of wise actions and wise decisions by wise parents. Discover God’s 4 purposes for the family. Materials used are from Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church.

Class is taught by Gaye Chai, retired State of Hawaii, Keaau High School’s Parent Community Networking Coordinator. Gaye is a certified Parent Project teacher.

Thursdays, February 2, 9, & 16, 6:30 pm.

There is no cost or fees for attendees.

Glad Tidings Church, Green Room; 113 Kuawa Street;  Hilo, Hawaii 96720

For more information and reservations, please call Gay Chai at (808) 854-5177 or Glad Tidings Church (808) 961-0616.