Category Archives: behavior

Parents are Not Helpless to Ease the Middle-School Blues, Here’s Why

by Joyce Wilson Middle school, which is typically comprised of grades six, seven, and eight, is a time of great change for students, most of whom are beginning to form their identity. While some students’ middle school experience can be … Continue reading

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JUNE FORAY’S LAST FILM TEACHES EMPATHY

When June Foray was ushered into eternity July 26, 2017 at the age of 99, Somebody NEEDS You became the last animated film she worked on. However, her voice lives on in the video, along with it’s message. Somebody NEEDS You is a story that teaches empathy, about a … Continue reading

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CAN A KID CHANGE THE WORLD? You BETCHA!

  At seven years old, I wanted to help people. I imagined that “helping people” meant becoming a doctor. Then one day, I heard some kids swearing and yelling at each other on the street.  I asked my mom, “Why do they … Continue reading

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FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS of CHARACTER!

Give Kids what they REALLY need: THE FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHARACTER. It starts when they’re small. The Four Building Blocks of Character can be boiled down to these: 1-ASK 2-THANK 3-APOLOGIZE 4-FORGIVE BUILDING BLOCK # 1– We learn to ASK … Continue reading

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CAN YOU SPOIL A BABY?

CAN YOU SPOIL A BABY? Before you get worried wondering, the quick answer is: “NO”. You CAN’T spoil a baby. There are many reasons. Babies need consistent Loving Attention. Not only for physical survival but for the emotional security and intellectual … Continue reading

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KIDS NEED ART IN GHANA TOO!

THANKS to ERIC ANSAH, the director, and others from the Reward Foundation Ghana, this Non Profit Org is helping kids expand their opportunities through Art, Music, and other cultural and educational activities in Ghana. EDU DESIGNS founder, Ruth Elliott’s, donated the … Continue reading

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GET YOUR ILLUSTRATED BEHAVIOR CHARTS

Kids usually WANT to do what’s Right – if you give them the chance to, and explain the advantages to them! Customize your own Behavior Chart with pictures – it’s easy: Go to GoMommyGO! This is a FREE public service from EDU DESIGNS, the non … Continue reading

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HELP! It’s Halloween!

SUGAR, SUGAR, EVERYWHERE, and not a drop (of WATER) to drink… What’s a Mother and Father to do when they have no plan for their children Halloween night?  LOOK OUT! When the excitement of costumes and candy wears off and the sugar rush is … Continue reading

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What Will They Say When You’re Gone?

 I suffered panic attacks when my mother-in-law came to visit. She was a perfect housekeeper and I wasn’t. Of course she had only had ONE child, and I had seven.  I’d always put my kid’s emotional needs first. The house could wait. But … Continue reading

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EDU DESIGNS wants to be a Great Non-Profit!

EDU DESIGNS and GoMommyGO® help children all over the world to be better people in so many ways. EDU DESIGNS  brings Art back into schools. No one can deny the power of Art to shape our hearts and minds. That’s why we donate … Continue reading

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MILK MEN TO THE RESCUE…

When I hear the words, ‘MILK TRUCK’, three uncanny stories come to mind.  Absolutely true.  Two are from my own life.  Take the next ‘step beyond’ to see what happened. Milk Man in Houston, Texas Saves a 7 year old … Continue reading

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EDU Designs Reaches Kids with Special Needs!

So much has been happening I haven’t had time to let you know – from the art classes for kids with Special needs (see pic below) and many schools locally to the outreach to other countries (even Ghana and India) who are … Continue reading

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RUNNING the RACE for CHILDREN’S ART and CHARACTER!

I know you care about investing in CHARACTER as well as INTELLIGENCE. You want to give children more of what really matters. SO DOES CHRIS ZURBUCH! Chris Zurbuch is not only a phenomenal RUNNER – he runs for a good … Continue reading

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School Kids in Ghana are now using our ART BOOK!

[easyrotator]erc_60_1364364452[/easyrotator] I’m SO excited! Ghana is now using our Art Textbook, stories and other educational materials for character development! Thanks to the hardworking and dedicated staff of The Reward Foundation Ghana, a Non Profit, led by Project Manager Eric Ansah,  children in … Continue reading

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Me and Mr. T!

Mt. T. and Me in 2003!   When my son was 11 years old he wrote a letter to Mr. T after seeing ‘The A Team’ on TV.   Mr. T wrote him back a long personal letter, telling him to … Continue reading

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How WONDERFUL!

How wonderful! Just rediscovered! Can’t believe it took me this long to share it! Back in 2010 Shirley Smith’s TV Show, “Talk About Parenting, LIVE”  welcomed  me to talk about EDU Designs and GoMommyGO. Though it aired a while back it … Continue reading

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Emotional Connectedness leads to Greater Intellectual Capacity in Children!

At my art presentations I see startling evidence of Dr. Gabor Mate’s findings revealed in his book, SCATTERED (How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What you can Do About It). He explains how children engaged in an activity that includes emotional … Continue reading

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Some people are only GOOD for being a BAD EXAMPLE – or: “How I GOT my own way by NOT getting my own way!”

Every day in Elementary school I ate the same thing for lunch: an apple and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which of course would get squashed by the apple before I could get to it. At lunch I sat … Continue reading

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LOVE is a Messy Business. Is it WORTH it?

This Love stuff is pretty insecure… LOVE is a MESSY BUSINESS!  Scary, too. The risk when we decide to open our heart to another.  We have no guarantee it will ever come back! There is nothing so agonizing as the … Continue reading

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EDU Designs and GoMommyGO are reaching around the World!

View the interactive map live,  here! While mailing off some materials to the island of Malta recently I suddenly realized how far we’ve come.  Since 2007 people all over the world have been getting benefited by the materials EDU Designs and GoMommyGO® provide. So I … Continue reading

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