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June 3, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Hydration hacks for your ʻohana

From water-rich snacks to refreshing routines, discover fun and practical tips to keep your family hydrated and healthy all summer long.

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May 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Debunking myths about children’s mental health

Read this month’s Mālama Ola Minute to learn more about common misconceptions surrounding children’s mental health and how to support their well-being effectively.

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April 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: How outdoor play boosts your keiki’s health and happiness

Learn how outdoor play not only promotes health and well-being but also strengthens family bonds and social skills!

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Feb. 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Revamp your keiki’s sleep routine to boost their well-being

Is your keiki getting enough sleep? These simple tweaks to their bedtime routine can turn restless nights into restful ones.

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Jan. 3, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Setting achievable New Year’s goals that stick

Creating a system of success and setting goals as a family can help you achieve sustainable and joyful goals in 2024.

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Dec. 1, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Staying healthy during the holiday season

Planning ahead is crucial to staying healthy during the holidays, whether it involves making smart food choices, preventing sickness or ensuring safety while traveling to grandmother’s house.

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Nov. 6, 2023

Healing hands and coloring books: KS supports mental health efforts on Maui

Healing opportunities were created for those affected by the August wildfires on Maui through community collaboration.

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Nov. 1, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Ways to celebrate kindness year-round

On November 13, you can celebrate World Kindness Day by expressing gratitude, performing random acts of kindness, and serving your community.

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Oct. 16, 2023

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi haumāna is championing mental health awareness on campus and on-screen

Sophomore Ziona Launiu supports her peers as a member of the Young Leaders Council for the “My Life. Just Listen.” campaign

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Oct. 2, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute - Nurturing connections during tough times: A guide to staying close

In challenging times, maintaining connections with loved ones, be it family or friends, becomes an essential source of comfort and support. Whether dealing with distance, personal struggles, or global crises, staying connected can be a powerful way to navigate through difficulties together.

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Sept. 5, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Supporting suicide prevention this September

As we enter September, we recognize Suicide Prevention Month, a critical time to come together and support one another’s mental well-being. At Kamehameha Schools, our commitment to fostering a safe and caring community is stronger than ever. This month, we want to focus on suicide prevention and offer valuable tips and resources to help us be there for others during challenging times.

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July 31, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Strategies for managing screen time and technology use in your ʻohana

In this month’s edition, we want to provide you with strategies for managing screen time and technology use within your family, ensuring a healthy balance between digital engagement and real-world experiences.

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July 12, 2023

Ocean safety tips for a fun and safe summer at the beach

Mālama Ola Minute is a series brought to you by the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola Division to increase awareness, promote discussion, and offer tools to improve the physical and mental health of our haumāna.

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June 5, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Emergency preparedness: staying ahead of the storm

Secure your ʻohana’s safety! In this month’s Mālama Ola Minute, we share essential information, tips, and resources to help you and your ‘ohana stay prepared and resilient during this hurricane season.

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May 10, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Debunking myths around mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a time where individuals, communities, and organizations come together to promote mental well-being, educate the public, and advocate for better mental healthcare. In this edition of Mālama Ola Minute we work to debunk myths around mental health.

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April 19, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: Pono pā‘ina behaviors: How to talk to your teen about drugs, alcohol

April marks National Alcohol Awareness Month, and it’s an opportune time to talk to your teens about the consequences of underage drinking and substance abuse

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Feb. 8, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute: 8 tips for raising heart-healthy keiki

You can take charge of your child’s heart health by developing habits now that will reap benefits later in life.

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Jan. 9, 2023

10 ways to keep your keiki organized

January is “Get Organized Month.” Here are some strategies to help your keiki improve their organizational skills so they can be prepared for success.

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Dec. 5, 2022

5 ways to stem stress and generate joy during the holidays

Holiday burnout captures the feelings of exhaustion, disengagement and overwhelmingness that can result from the pressure to “do it all” for the holidays. Here are some helpful tips on how to stem stress and generate joy during the holiday season.

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Nov. 3, 2022

10 ways to teach your keiki gratitude during the holiday season

In a world that seems to value overabundance, teaching gratitude can feel like an uphill battle. Despite the challenges you might face, helping our keiki to feel grateful can be worthwhile.

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Oct. 28, 2022

Tips to having a spooktacular and safe Halloween

Whether your Halloween plans are for mākua or keiki, there’s plenty to consider before choosing a costume, putting on makeup, and filling your ‘opu with sweet treats.

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Oct. 19, 2022

KS provides insight, resources during Safe Schools Week

Kamehameha Schools is recognizing Safe Schools Week by sharing important tips, resources and tools that help to equip our haumāna, ‘ohana and kumu with information on fostering safety and positive well-being.

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Oct. 10, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping keiki cope with cyberbullying

Here are some tips on what to do if your keiki is experiencing or engaging in cyberbullying. Learning about this dangerous threat can protect our keiki and encourage pono behavior.

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Sept. 29, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Talking to Teens - Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, this edition of Mālama Ola Minute highlights risk factors, warning signs and steps to help those in need.

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Aug. 22, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Easing back-to-school stress

Returning to the back-to-school routine can be a stressful time for parents and haumāna alike. Learn some simple stress-busting tips to help you and your keiki get the school year off to a great start in this monthʻs Mālama Ola Minute.

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July 18, 2022

Six sun safety tips for you and your keiki

July is Ultraviolet Safety Awareness Month. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Dermatology to protect your family’s skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

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June 1, 2022

Read named KS Health Services director

E ho‘omaika‘i to Nicole Read who was recently named Health Services director for Kamehameha Schools. Prior to her new post, Read was interim director and Health Services manager at Hale Ola at KS Kapālama.

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May 31, 2022

Talking to your keiki about mass shootings

Children who are struggling with their thoughts and feelings about the Uvalde, Texas shooting may turn to trusted adults for help and guidance. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, here are some tips on how to talk to children about mass shootings.

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May 12, 2022

6 tips for managing end-of-school-year stress

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a fitting time to manage your child’s end-of-school stress and anxiety. Although there is no easy fix, here are six ways to help prepare your child for the transition from school to summer.

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April 7, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Five tips to teach kids the dangers of underage drinking

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are five tips to having a vital conversation with your kids about alcohol use and the dangers of underage drinking.

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