Parenting Counselor Kapaa HI

Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day'to'day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses.

Donna Charron
(808) 635-7403
Lihue Plantation Building
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: American School of Prof. Psychology/Argosy U.
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia
(808) 826-7307
P. O. Box 149
Kilauea, HI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aloha Care Quest

Keiki Ohana Therapeutic Family & Individual Services
(808) 823-0276
3582 Moloaa Rd
Kapaa, HI
 
Child & Family Service Kuanalu Program
(808) 821-2520
4-1112 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
 
Blaich Gary L
(808) 821-0088
4-1435 Kuhio Hwy Ste 201
Kapaa, HI
 
Mary Borath Navarro
(808) 346-6784
2970 Kelle Street
Lihue, HI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Humboldt State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
up to $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aloha Care

Bailey Fahy
(808) 822-2447
4-1435 Kuhio Hwy Ste 204
Kapaa, HI
 
Manka Carolynne
(808) 821-9454
4-1579 Kuhio Hwy Ste 203
Kapaa, HI
 
Brown Robert J Ph.D.
(808) 822-5881
4566 Ohia St Ste 1
Kapaa, HI
 
Bodymind & Breath Center
(808) 822-5488
PO Box 160
Kapaa, HI
 

No Child Left Bananas

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By Elizabeth Marglin

Just like adults, children can feel completely out of control when they get stressed. Teaching them, by example, to stay present, quiet their minds, and check in with their gut feelings will help them learn to contain their emotions safely so temper tantrums don’t become their default mode of expression. With all the stimulation that bombards children, the new three Rs—rest, relaxation, and reflection—may prove to be as important as reading, writing, and ’rithmetic.

In response to the traumatic events of September 11, Linda Lantieri, author of Building Emotional Intelligence (Sounds True, 2008), developed a curriculum to help strengthen children’s ability to cope with stress. The following exercises can be taught to children 5 and older.

Create a peace corner.
Organize a special area where she can go to be quiet. You can include a photo of her favorite place, elements from nature, calming pictures, chimes, and quiet instrumental music.

Make room for silence.
While silence and kids may be a contradiction in terms, you can still try to
include silent breaks in your daily routine. For example, if you always listen to the radio or music when you drive, make it a family practice to have a few minutes of silence at the beginning and end of the car ride, and ask children to notice what they see, hear, and feel during that time.

Honor nature.
Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day-to-day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses. For example, pick a place outdoors, and then observe, together, how that spot changes through the seasons.

Check in.
Young children are quite adept at tuning in to their bodies’ signals, but as they get older, cultural conditioning often diminishes this innate ability. Help your child recognize the signs of stress—jumpiness, fast breathing, tight feelings in the chest, tense muscles, and upset stomach—as a first step in teaching him how to release it.

—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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