Honolulu Family Provides Help for Parents

Honolulu Family lists lots of summer activities for your kids.

As a working parent, it’s easy to procrastinate because there is always so much going on. If you forgot to plan summer activities for your children’s school vacation, Honolulu Family can help.

The magazine/website, a sister publication to Hawaii Business, is dedicated to helping parents. There’s a summer-program guide and a frequently updated calendar of family activities, says editor and associate publisher Helen McNeil.

“If you want to know what’s going on over the weekend,” she says, “you would come to our website and click calendar, and you would be able to see upcoming events.”

Calendar categories include arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and live music.

Sign up for the weekly newsletter to keep yourself in the loop. “We produce a newsletter that comes out every Thursday before 11 a.m.,” McNeil says. “It has our weekend picks, typically five or six things parents and children can do together, as well as other ideas for your family both at home and out and about.”

The information includes a synopsis, time and place, appropriate age groups, and any cost, with an emphasis on free events and fun.

Honolulu Family’s summer-program guide focuses on summer schools and other activities.

“Some programs require parents to sign up during the spring,” McNeil says, “but a lot are able to accommodate parents on a week-to-week basis.”

Even if you missed the sign-up deadline, McNeil says, parents can still call in case space is available.



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