Neighborhood Place of Kona offers various parenting classes:
I. Kamalama parenting classes use a specially designed curriculum that incorporates Hawaiian culture with positive parenting using a values-based approach. We offer the classes as a free service, so that any family may attend. For more information, please call us at 331-8777.
Lesson 1: The value of Loina (custom, tradition). Understanding and incorporating personal values in the way people parent their children.
Lesson 2: The value of `Ohana (family, kin) and Lokahi (harmony, balance). Participants learn how different members of their `ohana work together to bring about lokahi.
Lesson 3: The value of Aloha (love, empathy) and Ho’omana (spirituality). Explore love languages and spirituality.
Lesson 4: The value of Kuleana (responsibility). Learn about responsibility for individual family members, including developing chores and setting boundaries.
Lesson 5: The value of Hana Pono (correct behavior) and Laulima (working together). This lesson encourages working together to complete good deeds.
Lesson 6: The value of Malama (to care for, to protect, to maintain, to attend to) and A’o Ikaika (to discipline). Identify positive disciplining methods while incorporating the value of malama.
Lesson 7: The value of Launa `Olelo (friendly and sociable dialogue or communication) and Kukakuka (respectful discussion), Part I. This lesson teaches respectful parent-child communication.
Lesson 8: The value of Launa `Olelo (friendly and sociable dialogue or communication) and Kukakuka (respectful discussion), Part II. Continued discussion on respectful parent-child communication.
Lesson 9: The value of Ho’ohiki (to promise), Hilina’i (to rely on, to trust), and Ho’oponopono (to make right). Combining promise, reliance, and trust to bring your family into balance.
Lesson 10: The value of Ho’omau (to preserve, perpetuate, continue), Ho’oma’ama’a (experience, practice, embrace), and Ho’olaule’a (to celebrate). This lesson embraces the importance of continuing traditions in your family, as well as celebrating your family.
II. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen is based on the principles of child psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, and is written by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. This course uses humor, wisdom and practical advice to teach parents skills for solving problems and building positive, lasting relationships. We offer the classes as a free service, so that any family may attend. For more information, please call us at 331-8777.
Dealing with Feelings
Alternatives to Punishment
Praise and Self-Esteem
Freedom From Roles
III. Nurturing Parenting Programs are written by Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. His evidence-based approach increases empathy, self-worth, and personal empowerment. Positive nurturing affects brain development and creates caring patterns of behavior. We offer the classes as a free service, so that any family may attend. For more information, please call us at 331-8777.
Ages and Stages
Discipline with Dignity
Establishing Nurturing Parenting Routines
Feeding Your Child Nutritious Foods
Understanding and Handling Stress
Keeping Kids Drug Free
How to Protect Our Children
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Negotiation and Compromise