Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fall providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger. Children can receive free meals regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the distribution site, are public school students, or eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Meal distribution will be at lunchtime only. Pick-ups will include one lunch for that day and one breakfast for the following day, per child. Please contact your school for meal serving times.
Please see this flyer for more specific information and school listing: 2020-HIDOE-Fall-Grab-and-Go-Flyer
Youth Action Alliance Hawaii (YAAH) is a free virtual program for Hawaii high school students seeking to be civically engaged, take action to address issues in their community, and possess a global understanding of how those issues connect Hawaii with the rest of the world. The program represents a collaboration between three like-minded non-profit organizations – Ceeds of Peace, HawaiiKidsCAN, and the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council – that believe young people are vital to tackling the challenges we face as a society. Each organization will draw on their strengths to oversee a different aspect of the program: global awareness, civic engagement, advocacy training, and community action.
If you are interested please apply here: https://docs.google.com
The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding. Big Bird will join CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. They will be joined by “Sesame Street” characters — including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita — and other experts answering questions submitted by families.
How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.com‘s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps, without requiring a cable log-in.
Step into Van Gogh’s world in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at home. The collection inculeds Van Gogh’s famous paintings and drawings as well as the works of his artist friends and contemporaries. Discover our fine collection of French and Japanese prints.
Click here for the tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/van-gogh-museum
The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum in Paris, France and a historic monument. Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms, galleries, and contemplate the façades of the Louvre.
Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view.
Families are facing unprecedented challenges due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In response, we invite you to join our free online support community for parents and caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances. Helpline specialists and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on addressing substance use in the home, accessing treatment and ensuring continuous care during this crisis.
Click to register or find out more information: https://parentcoachescorner.us11.list-manage.com
This event is meant to honor mothers for all they do while providing much-needed supplies, resources, and family-friendly activities to those in need. While maintaining guidelines for social distancing, families will be invited to drive through a “festival of support services booths” to receive: groceries; chef prepared meals; CFS Family Lōkahi Kit; Community Resource Kits; PPE advice/items; Teachers (education tips & resources); and more.
Spots will be offered on a first come first serve basis and you must RSVP to attend this free event. To register for a slot, or find out more information click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festival-of-hope
The Met 360° Project is an award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met’s art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum’s iconic spaces as never before.
Click here to visit: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/themet
The Call to Unite is a 24-hour global livestream event that invites people across the world to celebrate our shared humanity. We will stand in solidarity with those experiencing pain, fear, loneliness, and grief – and offer hope and support as we build a new future together. Featuring Oprah, Common, Daniel Dae Kim, Deepak Chopra, Eva Longoria, Josh Groban, and more.
Join in and watch at https://www.unite.us/#
Need a quarantine challenge? Get the whole family to make an instrument, recreate a Hawaii Artwork, and write your own hip hop rhymes! Then, take the Arts Quarantine Challenge! Join the Zoom webinar to find out how to participate!
Click here to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register
Join us for a presentation on how to talk to your kids about nicotine addiction and vaping. One thing we know is that most youth in Hawaii have been exposed to vaping. A great deal of young people that start vaping say they began because they were exposed to it by a peer. So before someone else speaks to your teens, take this time while they’re at home to talk to them first.
To register for this webinar click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register
Most of us learn about parenting through our experiences being parented. It’s where we get our first cues about how we ought to feel about ourselves and the world around us. Parenting is a big responsibility and it’s not easy. There is no perfect child and there is no perfect parent. Having made a mistake doesn’t mean you a failed parent. It’s about taking responsibility, forgiving yourself, and moving forward.
When challenge arise and
things don’t go as planned, you can recover. By being self-aware and having
compassion for yourself, you can overcome common parenting missteps.
- Taking out your anger and frustration
on your teens. There will be certain behaviors that will
make you want to lash out at your adolescent. Feelings of frustration, anger,
and disappointment can arise when a teen fails to engage in expected or desired
behavior. When this happens, it can sometimes be challenging to remain calm.
When parents lose it, kids catch on and learn what will make their parents respond.
After an angry reaction, taking responsibility for your own actions can be a
learning opportunity for your teen. Even when kids misbehave, it’s alright to
acknowledge it when you wish you had responded differently. Let them know the
next time you get frustrated with a decision they make, that give yourself some
space, and then come back to discuss the situation.
- Inconsistent Discipline. When
your teen is acting angry and defiant, it can be challenging to implement consequences.
Learning to establish consistent responses is an essential part of effective
discipline. Reflect on how you discipline as a parent and become aware of the
areas of inconsistency. Was it because you forgot what limit had been set, were
you too tired, or maybe you felt like you were being too hard on your teen? Whatever
the reason, identify your challenge and make a plan to change. As the brain
continues to develop during adolescence, remember that it’s normal teens to
test boundaries. It’s a parent’s role to set limits and enforce them. You are
there to help guide them through this transitional time.
- Doing too much. When
a teen ends up not doing their chores after being told six times, it begins to
feel like it’s easier to just do it yourself. However, this teaches your teen they
don’t have to follow through on what’s expected and they’ll be rewarded for
that behavior. When your teen doesn’t follow through or listen, don’t rescue
them. Instead, set clear consequences for not following chores or being
accountable. Make sure the consequence will teach them, not punish them.
- Ineffective consequences. In
a moment of frustration, it’s very easy to blurt out, “You’re grounded for the
rest of the summer” or “I’m taking away your cellphone for good.” Stop and ask yourself
if such consequences are effective or realistic. Consequences need to teach
your teen to change his or her behavior. Forgive yourself as a parent; learn to
walk away when the conversation is heated and come back calm. This will help to
create well-thought out consequences that will be realistic and appropriate,
creating a teachable moment for your adolescent. Better yet, sit down with your teen and
develop consequences for certain behaviors ahead of time, so they are also aware
of your expectations of them and the consequences for not following through.
When you notice you’re being hard on your parenting self, remember to not place blame, but to extend compassion to yourself, take responsibility, and plan to make a change. Have realistic expectations or yourself and your teenager. Modeling accountability, self-awareness, and growth will help instill those values in your child.