Carve Out Some Family Time
Tucked away on the beautiful, tranquil slopes of Diamond Head is an extraordinary learning environment for girls 6 through 12: La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls.
The following represents typical language development in children ages 18 months to 7 years old. Please note, there is a wide range of normal development. Most children will not follow the chart to the letter; please use this as a guideline. If your child seems significantly behind in...
With long-term mortgage interest rates under 4 percent and today’s real estate prices, there have never been more opportunities for first-time buyers to purchase their own homes. The difference in mortgage monthly payments between a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage of $280,000 at 4 percent versus...
Photographing children isn’t easy. Taking a family portrait with young children can be even more challenging. What’s a busy parent to do with the holidays looming and to-do lists growing? If you’re like me, you rely on the “professionals” to capture special moments in...
The family bed harkens to Medieval times and thousands of years of parenting in most parts of the world. It began out of necessity: keeping the family’s youngest members close for protection and warmth and bundling together when there weren’t enough rooms for sleeping separately. The...
by Jennifer King, M.D., Kapiolani Medical Center,
Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist
Thinking about private school for your child? The quest to find the right school for your child and get her or him enrolled can take at least a year. We’ve developed a 12-month timeline to assist you every step of the way.
You and your child will want a clear idea of exactly what you’re looking for in a private school before you begin the search. Here are some general areas you might consider.
Q: Who should apply for financial aid?
A: Schools encourage all families in need to apply for financial assistance. Families should first evaluate their resources, maximize their earnings, alter spending habits and carefully manage their assets before applying for financial aid. One way to help...
The last, and often most dreaded, step of the application process is one that only your child can do: the personal interview.
what will the school look for? After all, your little one is only 5 years old and has no experience with interviews.
It’s not only your child who gets evaluated in the private-school system. Schools themselves get put through the wringer on a regular basis.
Would you ever buy a car without taking it for a spin? Why not
test-drive your child’s private-school options before making your pick?